Even fantastic author are over looked because most authors do not like to market themselves. Luckly I like the marketing end of being a writer. I enjoy events and meeting people. However most marketing in now being done on line in social media.
I now have a marketing coach to help me learn all I need to know to get my books noticed. I have .www.DDScottville.com in my corner. We meet once a month at a coffee shop in Sarasota The Three talk stratigies. She is an international bestselling author and she is teaching me her tricks of the trade.
She is also reading my first novel Broken Branches. I have a hard time putting a genre to my novels. I had this one as a murder mystery and she said it's a paranormal romance/mystery. Who knew?
My suggestion to every author is to ask for help if you need it and want it. we all get our work edited. It's the same thing.
she had another suggestion about packaging my books together or creating sequels. So far my adult books have been stand alone novels. I'm working on a sequel to Broken Branches and hope to have it ready in 2017. I also have a children's book that I'm having illlustrated. I love to write the books and now I'm learning more about the marketing things.
Remember to support Independent authors when you see them at Art and Craft Fairs. I have read some very good books by Independent authors. I have just finished Three Bridges by RJ Coons. this is the second in his series about Blain Sterling, a park ranger in Venice. His colorful discriptions of the area are wonderful. They make you feel like you are there. His characters are well developed and come alive on the page. Speaking of pages. The plots keep you interested and have you reading well past your bedtime.
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From the active mind of Brenda M. Spalding