Friday, 2 April 2010

Getting the hang of promoting

One of the most difficult things I've discovered about getting published is the act of promoting myself and my work. I find myself struggling to come up with ideas on contests and where to list them or where to go to blog about my books. I must say, I'm learning everything from my fellow authors. I've made a few friends from my Siren group on facebook and I've found my name of a couple of their websites- which is so surprising but fantastic (I hope to reciprocate soon)! The few links I've gotten and have posted, are wonderful, and I have to give a big thanks to Lindsay for inviting me to her blog. But trying to keep it all straight is like swimming in tar. I know as I go on it'll get easier to navigate, but it's just so much to learn at one time, as I'm sure all of you know.

Thanks!

Beth
www.bethdcarter.com

5 comments:

Savanna Kougar said...

Beth, so true. I keep thinking there must be a better way. Though, I have no clue what it would be.
I try to do the type of promo I enjoy most, even if it isn't the most effective.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Congratulations, Beth, on your releases and on your intro post to Lindsay's Romantics! It's wonderful to have you here!

I huge welcome to you and the other neew members - it's wonderful and exciting and I can't wait to see and read more posts!

HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND ALL AT LINDSAY'S ROMANTICS!

MAGGI said...

It depends on whether you write category romance or single title. A single title writer, and I'm one, I write in several genres, needs to gain name recognition rather than promoting a title. I'm not sure contests are very effective. Blogging is the best tool for a writer to become known I've heard. HAPPY EASTER.
Maggi

Beth D. Carter said...

Thanks Maggie. That's a great idea. I'm trying to do more blogging and visiting other writers sites. :-)

Kaye Manro said...

beth, this is the big problem most of us have. Promoting is not easy and coming up with new ideas to do so can be hard.good luck!