12 January 2012, Publication - General Internet Interviews 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.
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/.
Here is the list of ideas for advertising--there are more and I'll add to the list as we go along. I'm certainly not an expert in all these, but I've dabbled in all of them. I'll try to relate my experience and the degree of that experience to you.
1. Have a website for your novel.
2. Write a blog.
4. Literary awards.
5. Book cards.
8. Blog tours.
9. Press releases.
10. Speaking and teaching.
13. Book signings.
14. Book trailers
You can be interviewed for print media, for radio, for TV, on blogs, Internet general, character interviews, trailers just to name a few.
There are a host of sites to post information about you and/or your books. Here are some:
http://www.writers.net/writers/57702 This is my page on Writer's Net. It is an author connection site--not that great.
http://www.authorsden.com/lioneldalford This is my page on Author's Den. This is a pretty good site for putting up your information.
http://www.filedby.com/author/l_d_alford/1406989/ This is my page on Filedby. You can put up a host of information and sell your books.
http://edgychristianfictionlovers.ning.com/ This is a book fan site. You can find many of these on the net. I'm a member of this site.
http://www.scifan.com/writers/aa/AlfordDL.asp This is my page on the scifan site. This checks your books to ensure you have science fiction works.
These are examples of places you can put your book and author information. There are many many more. Check out the web and you can many permutations of these types of sites. There value is likely limited, but they are free and require very little management.
Let's move on to character interviews, 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/.