Thursday, June 4, 2009
BOOK PROMOTION ON A BUDGET - Part 4
BOOK PROMOTION ON A BUDGET: PART 4
Things I wish I’d known before I started out on the published authors trail.
BLOGS AND BLOG RADIO:
USE OTHER BLOGS:
Another way to increase your presence and a personal favorite of mine is via all the thousands of what I call the “small bloggers” out there. There are hundreds of people who run book/readers blogs, many of these are only to keen to proved and then post a written interview with you.
These people especially in the Young Adult/Teen market are what I now call the “sham wow” if literature, the people who just soak up books. They read, review and live books and authors seven days a week. Their information and comments are passed to other readers who in turn might well have there own blogs where they to will comment.
Once you find one site, often you can find others of the same genera just be looking at who comments and who follows that blog.
You will need to have some spare books to send for people to review
I read today a promotion from a company where for $45 you can get a 15minute interview and for $99 a full thirty minute interview. Along with this guest information was posted and the show is archived so it can be listened to months down the line.
While there are some very good radio shows out there, even TV shows if you live in the right area. Some of which might be worth a small donation or payment. There are many more available on BLOG TALK RADIO (http://www.blogtalkradio.com) and blog talk radio is FREE!
Check out the http://www.blogtalkradio.com. Find shows that you think you’d like to be a guest on and contact the host; normally they will be delighted to have you as a guest. Sometimes this might be a month or even two ahead as most radio shows already have a guest list.
You do not have to visit any recording studio, just dial into a number which the host will supply and chat for however long the show last. I have been on shows where I have read a chapter of my book for ten minutes; I have been on shows that have lasted an hour. My own twice a week show “A BOOK AND A CHAT” is a thirty minute show.
You can find radio shows all over the internet, I have even found hosts looking for guests on Craig’s List.
TIP: When you find a show check out when the last aired show was, if it’s not been for a month or two, it might be even though it shows on “Blog talk radio”, the people no longer broadcast.
TOMORROW: PART FIVE "REVIEWS AND A FEW TIPS"
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
Across the Pond