29 November 2011, Publication - Seller Connections, Reviews
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/.
Author Central also has a tab for Customer Reviews. You can see all the reviews that people have posed on your books. You can also see the reviews at your books sites on Amazon, but this puts all of the reviews conveniently in one place.
It's a good idea to seek reviews for your books and to check on the reviews. Don't get too hung up on reviews good or bad. The fact that a reader took the time to review your novel is a good sign. The details that those readers note in your books are also great information. Seek reviews by asking your readers to write them for you. There are other places to get reviews, but I'll save that for a later post.
I'll give you more about Author Central 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/.