My new book is about to be released. I want to use Facebook to solicit related comments and stories from others to help promote my book. Those comments and stories would be posted on Facebook as well. All of my posts would have a link to buy my book. Is that a good idea?
I always recommend using Facebook as a marketing tool but I strongly recommend only posting solicitations for stories on Facebook. Link those to your own website, where you’ll have additional information for potential contributors. Then, publish the stories from potential readers on YOUR OWN website (with permission from the contributors, of course). Then, you can use Facebook to promote each of those stories and, in the same breath, promote your book (and your future books).
You know what they say about putting all of your eggs into one basket. If Facebook ever shuts down your page for some reason, you would lose all that content. Never trust your original content solely to a third party like Facebook. Always post your original content on your own website, and then promote THOSE links.
- How I Landed Writing Jobs by Just Asking for Them on Facebook! – by Ingrid Cruz’
- How I Landed 2 High-Paying Clients Using Facebook Groups! by Haneef Davenport
- Does Facebook Trump Ezines for Book Promotion? No!
- Market Your Book By Creating An Interactive Game On Facebook! – By K.M. Robinson
- Should I Forego My Own Website And Use Only Facebook For Promotion? No!
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I admire any writer who wants to tackle a blind character. But so many writers take up this challenge and FAIL. They research blindness by reading other fiction books, by observing their blind colleagues and acquaintances, and by tying on a blindfold and pretending to be blind themselves.
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The Art and Craft of Writing and Editing
Writing is a constant dialogue between author and reader.
The craft of writing involves an interchange of emotions between an author and a reader. An author creates a story line, conflict, and characters, gives his characters words to speak, and then hands off these materials to a reader. This process results in a constant dialogue between the mental imagery produced by a reader and that proposed by the author.
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