I am a big fan of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and all its "subsidiaries," so a few years back, when I felt as though the one part of my writing career that kept dragging was selling my stuff, I decided it was high time to have a National Novel Marketing Month. The first one I had, one May, was so successful that I decided it should be a yearly event. Occasionally, I even make it twice to three times a year, because...well, because I should really do a lot more marketing of my work.
This May, I haven't really got anything to try to send to an agent or a publisher. In fact, I'm more than a bit jaded by the whole agent/publisher route, and with all the opportunities that are available on-line, I decided I really needed to work on my web presence. So, in that vein, I have:
1) Published GUESTS OF THE GUNMEN;
2) E-Published GUESTS OF THE GUNMEN to Kindle (for a 90-day exclusive with them; I'll put it up through Smashwords to other e-books after that point;
3) Restarted this blog;
4) Connected my Twitter feed to my Facebook page, and both of them to this blog;
5) Started to create a coherent look to Facebook/Twitter/Blog;
6) Revamped the Twitter feed to be much more business-focused;
7) Re-established my Amazon Advantage account; and
8) Sold and mailed quite a few books.
I still have a lot more to do, and not a huge amount of month left to do it, but as I have time, here's what I hope to do:
1) Revamp my website so it's more user-friendly, and connect it with my three other social sites;
2) Create a business page on Facebook;
3) Deliver hard copies of MURDER MOST MOTHERLY and GUESTS OF THE GUNMEN to Amazon;
4) Update my Author Pages, but at Amazon and at Smashwords, and make sure they also link to my social sites;
5) Work at establishing recommended social site practices for best business practice;
6) See if there are any contests I can enter some writing into; and
I'm sure there's more, but that's all that's coming to me. If my ramblings here help spark an idea for you, all's the better.
Well, NaNoMarketMo's time is waning, so I'd best get back to work--