21 November 2011, Publication - Seller Connections, More
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: To see the steps in the publication process, go to my writing website http://www.ldalford.com/ and select "production schedule," you will be sent to http://www.sisteroflight.com/.
Amazon's Author Central isn't the only place or the only book seller where you can update and expand information about your books--it's just the most common and the biggest. I'll write about other opportunities later.
Author Central is definitely the place to expand the information on your novels. Does it help sales? I don't know, but it can't hurt. At Author Central, you can make RSS feeds from your blog to feed your Author Central blog. You can make and update your author page. You can update more detailed information on your book. There is a lot you can do at Author Central. If you haven't explored it and you have a published novel, you need to check it out. Make and update all the information you can, and visit every now and then to check out new features and information.
I'll write more about Author Central information features tomorrow.
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/.