Tips and Tricks
Just received an email from Publishers Weekly about some writers guides for the brave new world our industry is experiencing. Here's the link:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Way back when, we had this grand idea that if we created a Facebook page, we could reach a larger audience and introduce them to our cool new website. Well... we certainly reached the audience, but we still lack members getting involved with the MWSA website and forums.
We've recently undergone more renovations at the website to make it more user friendly without being too overwhelming.
Over on my blog for "Readers and Writers" I have been posting thoughts on writing book reviews. One of the topics is "Marketing Reviews" — the class of review offered by MWSA to members. If you read Writing Marketing Book Reviews, it might help clarify how a marketing review differs from an impartial or academic review.
I just read Benjamin Busch’s article in the Authors Guild Bulletin. The author of Dust to Dust (which I have on my reading list) talked about how he hit the road to promote his book. He’s right, authors are an integral part of the sales force and he’s right that connecting with readers in person is important.