Some of the people in my writer’s workshop, and others, have started a second group to work on marketing our indie books together. We have been meeting to study up on indie marketing and draw up actions plans to publicize our books.
The first thing to do, is to provide a professional presence for your books and yourself as a writer on social media. Facebook, Twitter, whatever you like to use. A website/blog is also a essential. Look for some changes at this blog in the future. For example, I changed the primary domain name from atlantisfallen.net to kirstencorby.com, to reflect the fact that my current work in progress is not the next book in my imagined “Atlantis Fallen” series, but a science fiction novel. The website is currently about all my writing, not just Atlantis Fallen.
The next step is to create a Facebook page: Kirsten Corby, Author. Again, advertising myself, the author, not just Atlantis Fallen, the books. I can always create an Atlantis Fallen Group or Page later, once I finish the next book, which is currently called, The Gift of the Lion .
I’m thinking about Twitter or Instagram. I kind of hate Twitter, but it has a strong #WritingCommunity based around that hashtag — it even has a newsletter. Instagram has a friendlier vibe. But the fact is, I’m already wondering about good, useful content to post on FB and more regularly here. Not sure I can generate worthwhile content for four different platforms.
I’ll update if I add those platforms. But probably, it’s better to concentrate on what I already have, this blog, and my new FB page. Please visit it and tell me what you think: Kirsten Corby, Author.
Oh, there’s also Goodreads — I have a page there — but that’s a whole other thing. We’ll talk about that later.