I’ve been attempting to network more on social media. I’m interacting with other authors, learning more about them, seeing what they write and how they market. If I’ve learned anything, it’s how important marketing and networking is to an indie author. It’s not a scam. It’s certainly not insincere to want to learn from others in my field. Be polite, but MENTION YOUR BOOK! We don’t have agencies to do this for us.
The internet is flooded with authors, which is both a bane and a boon. You may think that you’ll never be noticed because of sheer volume of content. You may be excited for abundance in the system.
My plan is to get my website and my books in front of as many people as I can. Otherwise, who’s gonna know I’ve written anything? The second part of my plan includes reading more from these authors. It makes sense thanks to that beautiful abundance. These are people who want the same things as me and even write similar stories as me!
An author on Twitter @Ash_Fitzsimmons briefly mentioned a book club style cooperation among indie authors on Twitter. It quickly got a lot of positive feedback, including from me. I don’t even have a book out yet, and I want to participate. So she formalized her idea as follows:
I'm thrilled at the interest in #writersbookclub! Here's the proposed format–any obvious problems? I'll be tagging everyone who's expressed interest thus far, but please do feel free to share.— Ash Fitzsimmons (@Ash_Fitzsimmons) June 16, 2019
Want to sign up for June? Comment below with your genre! pic.twitter.com/RXgEHePOZQ
I want to do this, ladies and gentlemen. Is anyone else in there? If you were afraid to ask for help or didn’t know how or were waiting for a sign from God, here ya go!