One of the things that I’ve been working on recently is prepping for promotion. No, I don’t have any books to give away yet, but I will, and I need to know what to do with them when I get them.
Because, as I was reminded recently by the brilliant Mark Henry, the most important aspect of promotion is Word of Mouth.
Now, there are good ways to do word of mouth, and bad ways. I used to have a blog friend who was constantly blogging about this thing to vote on and that thing to vote on and please go vote on this and please go vote on that. I eventually blocked the person because I got so very tired of it. It was often two or three times a day. That’s too much. It’s a -bad- way to drum up support.
The good ways? Well, I’m working on determining what those are.
So here are some of things I’m looking at.
1) GoodReads Giveaway: It looks fairly easy to run one of these, so I’ll probably try that as soon as I get ARCS.
2) LibraryThing Giveaway: Now I’m even less familiar with LT than I am with GR, but some people swear that this is a great resource.
3) Blog and FB Giveaways: I mean seriously….you guys put up with me all the time, so shouldn’t you get to take a stab at it even if you don’t do LT or GR?
Those are some of my preliminary thoughts. (Remember, I have 201 days still to go. Yes. I actually know how many days.)
What do -you- think works to help writers develop Word of Mouth exposure?