24 September 2011, Marketing Materials - A Marketing Website, even more after Publication
Introduction: I realized that I need to introduce this blog a little. I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. The working title was Daemon, and this was my 21st novel. Over the last year, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel.
I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way. At this moment, I'm showing you the marketing material I put together for a novel.
Today's Blog: I've mentioned the basic data you should have on your novel websites. Let's go over it. The title, the author, the cover, the novel information cluster including the ISBN, ISBN-13, Format and page count, publisher, and publication month and year. What's next?
I've mentioned it before, but I'll be more detailed. You want connections to places where people can buy your novel. This can be as simple as a link to Amazon or as complex as an Amazon Associate's embedded tool.
You want connections to your novel's reviews. These are usually the same place you can buy the novel. There are other connections you need. I'll write about them tomorrow.