I’m so excited to bring you our very first WordServe Parade of Blogs!
What’s a Parade of Blogs, you ask? This is where I’ve asked my clients to write a post for their own blogs on a particular topic. Then I have a list of links here, so that YOU have access to a whole lot of information that will help you with your own publishing path.
Today’s topic for our Parade of Blogs is:
Rather than simply write a list of ideas here, I’ve asked clients to blog about what they, personally, have learned… and what seems to work, or not work.
Most of these bloggers have a book or two (or ten) published. A couple are not yet published but nevertheless have been working on platform building.
Most of these links will work indefinitely. So, if you’re ready to start learning about book marketing, start clicking and reading!
Blog Posts (alphabetical order, by last name):
Promoting a Novel: Yes, You Really Have to Do That. Rebecca L. Boschee is the author of two contemporary romance novels, including Last Resort from Avalon Books.
To Promote or Not to Promote. Sandra D. Bricker is the award-winning author of 12 novels, including the Emma Rae Creation series that started with Always the Baker, Never the Bride, (Abingdon Press, 2010).
Naked Nightmares. Julie Cantrell has published two children’s books, and she’s in the marketing phase of her debut novel, Into the Free (David C. Cook, 2012).
Stick to Writing in One Genre or Else (Plus 10 Quick Marketing Tips). Martha Carr is the author of A Place to Call Home: The Amazing Success Story of Modern Orphanages as well as three novels, and is now working on a thriller.
Creating Book Buzz. Dianne Christner is the author of the inspirational romance novel, Something Old, just released from Barbour Publishing.
Writers, Market Yourself. Megan DiMaria enjoys writing fiction that encourages women, and is the author of the novel Searching for Spice and its sequel, both published by Tyndale House.
The Number One Marketing Hurdle: YOU. Mike Duran is the author of two books including The Resurrection which released in 2011 from Realms.
5 Book Publishing Myths – Debunked. Dena Dyer is an author of five books, including the 2010 Barbour release Let the Crow’s Feet and Laugh Lines Come: Rediscovering Beauty and Self-Worth at Any Age.
Good Taste: Snipping Your Novel’s Reviews for Social Media. Rosslyn Elliott is the author of 2011’s Fairer Than Morning, the first in a 3-book historical series from Thomas Nelson.
Marketing Ideas for Authors. Cheri Fuller is working on her 44th book, and hundreds of her articles have been published in national magazines and websites.
Ten Ways to Market a Book. Katie Ganshert is a romance writer whose debut novel, Beneath a Velvet Sky, releases in May, 2012 (Waterbrook Multnomah).
Top Marketing Tip: Build a Brand Name. Keli Gwyn writes inspirational historical romance and her debut novel will be released by Barbour Publishing in 2012.
The Birds & the Bees of Marketing. Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of the award-winning historical, The Preacher’s Bride (Bethany House, 2010) with several more novels forthcoming.
How Does a Writer Market Books? Rick Johnson is the bestselling author of Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half and six other books.
Marketing Strategies for New Authors. Lisa Jordan’s debut novel Lakeside Reunion will be released in 2011 by Harlequin/Steeple Hill.
Marketing Can Be Fun, Really! Jillian Kent is the author of Secrets of the Heart, the first in a 3-book historical romance series from Realms.
Marketing – Next Time. Joanne Kraft has a passion to encourage women through laughter and is the author of Just Too Busy: Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical (Beacon Hill Press, 2011).
A Definitive Post about Author Marketing. Maureen Lang writes historical fiction for the inspirational market including her latest release, Whisper on the Wind (Tyndale House).
Marketing: Like a Kid in a Candy Store. Richard Mabry is the author of one non-fiction book and three published novels of medical suspense, including his latest, Diagnosis Death (Abingdon Press).
Why Networking is Marketing (And It’s a Lot of Fun, Too!). Erin MacPherson is the author of The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby (Guideposts, 2011).
Promoting a Book in 10 Painfully Easy Steps. Adam McHugh is the author of Introverts in the Church, (IVP, 2009) now in its 6th printing due largely to his own marketing efforts.
How I Happened Upon a Platform. Dineen Miller is co-author of the non-fiction book Winning Him Without Words: 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage (Regal Books) and also writes fiction with her debut novel coming in 2012.
Marketing 101: Know Yourself. Be Yourself. Stop Whining. Susan DiMickele is a mother of three, a wife, a busy attorney and the author of Chasing Superwoman: A Working Mom’s Adventures in Life and Faith (David C. Cook, 2010).
Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying. James H. Pence is a performance chalk artist, singer, speaker, editor, collaborator, and published author of several books including Terror By Night with Terry Caffey (Tyndale, 2009).
Marketing and Social Media. Jordyn Redwood’s debut suspense novel Lilly’s Ashes will be published by Kregel in 2012.
Are Authors Egomaniacs? Tim Sinclair is a radio personality and author of Branded: Sharing Jesus with a Consumer Culture (Kregel, 2011).
Supercute Toilet Plungers, Icky Self-Promotion and Doing What Must Be Done. Margot Starbuck is the author of three books, including her latest, Small Things With Great Love (IVP, 2012).
Five Unconventional Ways to Keep Your Book Alive. Marla Taviano is the author of Is That All He Thinks About? (Harvest House, 2007) and three additional books.
Self-Marketing and Social Media Meet Gag-Reflex. Lisa Velthouse is the author of two published books including Craving Grace (Tyndale).
What I’ve Learned About Marketing So Far. Erica Vetsch is the author of A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas (Barbour 2011) and nine other novels and novellas.
Scheduling Book Signings. Deborah Vogts is the author of Seeds of Summer, (Zondervan, 2010) and one additional novel in the Seasons of the Tallgrass series.
That Love-Hate Relationship with Marketing. Joan C. Webb is a life coach who has authored thirteen books including The Relief of Imperfection (Regal Books 2007).
The Marketing Conundrum. Kristin Weber is a stand-up comedian who is working on a memoir about her life as a formerly sheltered homeschooler who ended up in Hollywood at 21 and survived.
To Market, To Market. Catherine West’s debut novel Yesterday’s Tomorrow was released in 2011 from OakTara Publishing.
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