Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13

The Wild Rose Press has started a bi-weekly marketing newsletter to be sent to readers loops, writers, groups, etc. The fun news is that Mr. Charming is featured on the first one. Here's the link: http://www.thewildr osepress. com/publisher/ newsletters/ Rose_Clippings_ Aug_10-09. pdf

I've seen so many authors who put a great deal of work into promotion. Sigh. I have never been good at door-to-door sales. (I never even liked to go trick or treating as a kid....going door to door.... what if you insulted someone? What if you-like Charlie Brown- only got a rock? It's too much pressure. I didn't need candy that bad... LOL) Promotion feels like that.

There is a huge debate in the writer's circles as to whether any of it does any good...because books are an impulse buy item. They say the best a writer can do is write a good book- and set up a website. I hope I've done that. My friends pester me to do more-so there's facebook (Friend me if you haven't-and I do have a fan page *blush*) and twitter and myspace. I try to keep up... it's a start any way... Okay- off to do what I really love- write!


  1. Hey, I'd love to have their list of reader & book groups.

    We've found one another on FaceBook, haven't we????

    L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

  2. So, true, we did find each other on FB. :)

    Thanks goodness! So, guess it does work.

  3. Promoting my book scares the heck out of me. Very intimiding prospect. But setting up a website, facebook, blog, etc. have been fairly harmless, so maybe I'll just side with the debating people saying that's all you need to do!! Speaking of blogging, I've caught the blog awarding fever and mentioned you in today's blog. Feel free to stop by and pick up your award.