Online Marketing Symposium
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The Online Marketing Symposium!
It's time to share tips, ideas, and fails with people in the writing community.
for thinking of this excellent idea!
I'm hardly a marketing expert.
As a matter of fact, marketing is the bane of my writing existence.
I have very few clever ideas. If I had some magic bullet for acquiring readers and book sales, I'd surely be doing it.
But I don't.
But one thing I do know...when in doubt, ask people who do know what they're doing!
So, I went to a couple of my fellow World Castle writers and asked them...how do you sell books?!
Kathi Barton is one of World Castle's best selling writer. Her latest book tore its way to the top of Amazon's list. Kathi said she didn't know any magical tips, but suggested interacting with readers. It's the fan/friends idea. Come on down out of the writer tower and interact with readers.
I agree. Readers weren't put on this earth to buy our books and make our writing dreams come true. Appreciate every sale and let the reader know...you'd be nothing without them.
Alexandria Weiss is another World Castle pace setter. She keeps adding titles to her list like the pro she is. I asked Alex what she thought the key to marketing was and she said "patience". Very few books are shooting stars, but plenty of writers steadily produce good books that eventually make it financially worth their time.
I'd love to have a beautiful, fluffy long tail like both of these ladies! Then I could hope for a reader to pick up one of my books...like it, and then grab another from the list...then another...and another. Pretty soon, with time and patience...I'd be selling books!
Kathi and Alex, being the great gals that they are, have offered books to a lucky reader! Leave a comment and you could win an ebook!
Kathi is offering up Ryland, a paranormal romance:
A wet washcloth was handed to Alistair and he slapped it none too gently on the back of her neck. She tried to lift her head and he pushed her back down and glared at his brother. He had to take his anger out on someone, and he was the perfect target for it. “You had to scare her off on the first day, didn’t you? You just couldn’t stand the fact that you didn’t know that Colette wouldn’t work for you and that I’d found you suitable help in the meantime.” His brother started to speak, but Bronwyn lifted her head again and he shoved her back down. “You should be horse whipped.”
The shrill whistle made him leap from Bronwyn. He’d heard men whistle like that, but never a woman. He smiled at her when she stood. Damn, but this girl had spirit.
Alex is offering Cover to Covers, a contemporary romance
A man driven by his desires
Tyler Moore is considered cold, ruthless, and determined to get everything he wants. CEO of a flourishing oil company, he thrives on order and never gives up control to anyone.
The woman from his past
Monique Delome has left her unhappy past behind to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Love is something she believes is better suited to the pages of her novels and not meant for real life.
Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, Tyler Moore is always in charge. But when Monique Delome walks back into his life, everything changes. A successful romance author, all the sexy leading men Monique writes about strangely remind everyone of Tyler. Intrigued, Tyler sets out to seduce the one woman he could never forget. Soon Tyler gets more than he bargained for, and his grip on his well-ordered life is turned upside down.
Tyler Moore is about to find out what happens when a romantic tale jumps from the pages and comes to life between the sheets.