5 December 2011, Publication - many more Other Places
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/.
In addition to Internet booksellers, there are a host of other places where you can advertise your books. How effective are they? I have no idea. I guess I've been going on the "it can't hurt" strategy. I actually have a business plan with metrics and everything. The problem is that you really can't measure the rate of success from many of the information sites where you can list your books.
My theory is that if there is no money outlay--only sweat equity, I will do it. Along those lines, if you go to my author website at http://www.ldalford.com/ and select "Writing Connections" on the left, you will see some of the sites I have placed information about my books. These are all free sites.
I'm sure there are many more. Pass them on to me if you know of some others. These are generally sites where you can list your books and general author information. As I wrote, they are free.
Tomorrow, let's look at some other information sites and places to advertise your books.
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/.