Many writers have already learned that there is more to the business than just writing. Marketing and/or getting your name out there is next on the docket after you get the call, so get ready. I’ve saved articles on how to market your book online and many of them are free. Free yes, but time consuming. Not only do you need time to write, but time to market online. It is crucial to getting your name out there.
I heard I should haunt Amazon, to watch the discussion forums and comment about my book if it applies to what someone wants. I set down to do just that last week. I looked for the topic, “Hot Cowboys,” so that I could promote A Place to Land. Here’s what happened:
Why is it that self-promoters ALWAYS pull up dead threads to push their books?
Mary, please read and click on the links:
The following information is directed at authors or fans who mistakenly find their way to this forum in order to promote a certain book before finding out the rules.
So here are the rules according to AMAZON:
Self promotion is not permitted by Amazon, except in the Meet Our Authors forum.
A) Read the posting policy of what is and is not allowed
B) Read Amazon’s post (that appeared on all forums earlier this year) that specifically says they are cracking down on shameless self promotions:
C) Visit the Meet Our Authors forum to self promote or learn about other authors books.
Well, there you have it. This is how it’s done today.