Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Here's to Promotion

Hello Folks, I'm Raven Starr...

Like most authors promotion isn't the first thing I wanna do after writing a book, but it goes hand in hand. You can't expect to have good book sales if you don't get out there and sell your book.

You have to Pimp Your Book!

Yep I said. Pimp Your Book. In my experience I like to start posting blurbs and excerpts as soon as the final edits are done. It could be weeks or months before the book even hits the shelves. Drumming up interest is always a good form of promotion. Leave your readers wanting more with your excerpts.

Join as many yahoo writer groups as you can manage to keep up with. These sites are a great way to reach readers as well.

Everyday I am learning of new ways to promote myself and my work.
1 Interviews
2 Set up chats
3 Blog ur butt off.
4 Invest in a website

No matter what you do to promote urself keep in mind that you have to be unique. Sometimes depending on what story I'm writing one of my characters might stop by to run my Facebook and take questions. Or try free reads, free is me, so I know folks like the freebies. LOL

Speaking of free sign up for the free for now sites like Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, these are easy ways to reach masses of folks.

In the last few months I've been working with a Publicist. When I need her she's there and she has great ideas on how to Pimp My Book! LOL.

So in the nature of promo here are my newest creations coming soon from Red Rose Publishing.
Tainted Blood by Raven Starr



I had a ball writing this story. My first werewolf book. Make sure you check it out.. (gotta throw in a little promo) :)
The next is The Perfect Match by Raven Starr



This story has a twist.

Okay now last but not least, ask questions. Ask what other authors do to promote themselves, bounce ideas off your friends.
Have a great day today. Stay blessed and I hope you've had a good time learning about promo. Leave me a comment and I'll hit ya back.

Blessings,
Raven Starr

7 comments:

Ginger Simpson said...

Raven is a fellow author from Red Rose, and clearly tuned into what it takes to sell! Only someone with her vim and vigor could convince me to become a pimp. :)

G

Kayden McLeod said...

Pimp on, Raven! Wicked stuff.

Raven Starr said...

Thanks, Ginger. I'm still learning to be a pimp-master. LOL
Thanks for this opportunity.
Hugs,
Raven

Raven Starr said...

Thanks, Kayden. Love ur cover.
Hugs,
Raven

Kayden McLeod said...

Thanks Raven! Huge Hugz, Kayden

J K Maze said...

Doing something different definitely strikes a cord with me. I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with something. From past experience, I know something will pop into my head when I'm not thinking about it, like when doing dishes or vacuuming. But I can't quit thinking about it. Does that mean nothing will come to me? I hope not.

Thanks for your suggestions. Getting a publicist will be the next step, but that will take a while.

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