What Does It Take To Promote Your Writing?That’s a BIG question. What does it take? It takes attention to your Author Platform, Branding, Identifying your audience, an Author Website, and building a Connection with your readers. All this can get overwhelming, particularly when we just want to WRITE! But, we want to reach folks to read our stuff, so let’s get going.
Many writers are fully setup and operating in all these areas. We want to hear your “lessons learned”. Please comment.
Platform, established and maintained, is the action you take to promote your writing.
Branding is who you are and how you are known. We market ourselves through our branding.
You have a book in you. Write it and get it out.
But, who will buy your book, your story or your blog posts? We need to know who wants or needs our work and how to connect with them. This is our target market.
Your Author Website/Blog is your vehicle. Is it set up yet? Own it through WordPress. Select your own domain name, not a group name e.g. blogger. Host Gator is my host—consistently helpful and reasonably priced. WordPress.org is the go to place for website themes that work well.
Next, you need a path for the easy way to stay in touch with your readership. MailChimp, Aweber, and Convertkit are worth looking into. They are a subscription channel for connection with your team; delivering automatic post emails, announcements, course offers or a free gift.
More next time.
**Resources worth your time to check out:
Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s “The Frugal Book Promoter” https://howtodoitfrugally.com/the_frugal_book_promoter.htm
Kimberly Grabas: https://www.yourwriterplatform.com/
Visit her web-blog: Deborah Lyn Stanley : MyWriter's Life .
Write clear & concise, personable yet professional.
Know your reader.
Use quotes & antidotes whenever you can.