28 September 2011, Marketing Materials - A Marketing Website, Button Two
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Today's Blog: For unpublished novels, there are two other buttons you will want to include, and for published novels four other buttons. Button two is the secrets button. I've gone through the secrets page information, but I'll repeat some of it and add some information. You can start a secrets page by populating it with information concerning the writing of the novel. You can include your notes, pictures (ones you might put in a novel, and ones you definitely wouldn't), cover information, ideas on the writing, ideas on the theme, et al. The point is to provide your readers and potential readers with more information on your novel and the writing of it.
Having a button to go to the secrets page doesn't make it any less interesting to your visitors and readers, but it makes the secrets easier to find and those Google searches will discover it more easily.
This is all the buttons I provide for my unpublished novels. You might discover more you can give your readers. Check out http://www.aksinyanovel.com/ for an example.
I'll repeat my published novel websites so you can see more examples: http://www.ldalford.com/, and the individual novel websites: http://www.aegyptnovel.com/, http://www.centurionnovel.com/, http://www.thesecondmission.com/, http://www.theendofhonor.com/, http://www.thefoxshonor.com/, and http://www.aseasonofhonor.com/.
I'll write about button three link tomorrow.