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Importance Of Self Promotion

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Summary:
Promoting yourself is as important as writing your novel. It’s important
to get your name out there, and allow people a sample of your work.
People can’t buy what they don’t know about. Not only is promoting an
important step of the publishing process, it’s a vital element to any
writers career.

In the age of the information superhighway known as the internet, there
are many opportunities to promote your work. It’s important that you
utilize a good mix of all of them to ma...


Keywords:
writing, success, advice


Article Body:
Promoting yourself is as important as writing your novel. It’s important
to get your name out there, and allow people a sample of your work.
People can’t buy what they don’t know about. Not only is promoting an
important step of the publishing process, it’s a vital element to any
writers career.

In the age of the information superhighway known as the internet, there
are many opportunities to promote your work. It’s important that you
utilize a good mix of all of them to maximize your exposure to readers.
Why not take advantage of the vast resources available for little to no
cost.

Blogging is a great way for an author to interact with readers. Servic es
such as Myspace, Ning, LiveJournal, Yahoo 360 and Bebo are great services
that allow you to customize the message you want your readers to see. You
can post updates, excerpts, contests and more for your readers. When
using these services it’s important to remember interacting with those on
your list is important and more likely to earn you a fan base than simply
hard selling your work.

Review sites are phenomenal places to get exposure for your book, gain a
fan base and allow others, specifically the reviewer, to offer an
unbiased opinion of your book. It’s important to get your piece to as
many reviewers as possible. There are many readers out there who consult
these review sites when making choices about new books and new authors.
Don’t feel left out, utilize their services.

MSN and Yahoo offer the option to create and join in many groups on many
different subjects. There are hundreds of groups out there specific to
reading and writing. There are critique groups, promotions groups and
just general chat groups. Often you will find that publishers have groups
as well. This is a great way to network with other authors and
publishers. These groups tend to be very active and provide a lot of
information that can be useful and necessary to the aspiring a uthor.

Finally don’t forget the power of building your own website. Not only can
you customize this specifically for you, you can give extensive
information about your releases, you and projects you are working on.
Often you’ll find people in the writing community would like to have your
website address. This is important because it provides readers a link to
you. You can start a blog on your page, you can run contests on your
page, you can post excerpts of your work. Ultimately, the importance of a
website is giving your reader a way to connect with you.

Success as a writers is dependent on your skills at self promotion. There
are so many avenues out there for exposure it is simple, cost free and
often a lot of fun. Remember that readers can’t find yo u if they don’t
know about you. So make it a point to put yourself out there and let
people know who you are.

				
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