It’s amazing what a new author will do to spread the news. I couldn’t keep up with all the networking demands and hired a social media person, Stormi Johnson, to help me. Before I hired her I was waking up anxious and tense, worrying about how to make my presence known on the internet. She saved me. Lightning Book Promotions is what her business is called and after a couple of days I started relaxing somewhat. With her help I was able to join all these sites. Before I said good-bye to her I asked would she send me a link of all the sites she had signed me up for. Here is her answer.
A tour page on Lightning Book Promotions under Author Tour pageshttp://lightningbookpromotions.com/2012/08/10/annies-special-day-blog-tour/.
Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/clarabowmanjahn
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ClaraBowmanJahn
Mutt Online: http://www.muttonline.com/index.cfm (listed your book in their classifieds section)
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/clarbojahn/ (post your reviews here on colorful paper)
Those are the ones I think I signed you up too in order to help promote your children’s book.
Groups on Linked in that I have promoted your book on:
Promoted on Small Press Books Only group on book blogs as well as my own group Lightning Book Promotions and Children’s Books:
(Stormi asked, “Book blogs would be a good place for you to be, would you like me to make you a page?”)
Stormi has promoted me on her website, her google+, her twitter, her facebook, her LinkedIn sites and anything she has that she promotes authors on.
My Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007FF6TMQ
I don’t know if it helped in sales but it certainly helped me. I was no longer waking up in the morning full of dread. I had felt like my best was not good enough. Now I know I may be in all those groups and links but how to keep it up. How to let people know I’m still here? Or there?
I still have to tweet and update all my sites continuously to keep my name in front of buyers. But of course one can’t advertise indiscriminately. There has to be a relationship. And they take time, patience and care. How can I ever continue all the promotion needed by myself for my book “Annie’s Special Day?”
I had to let her go and stumble along by myself. Some how I need to repay her and this post is some small acknowledgement and visibility for her. Now you can click on any of these sites and join in as you will. I hope I helped you. .
Thanks so much, Stormi, for all the help you gave me. It was great while it lasted. XXOO
Have any of you thought about how to get your new book known in the internet? How many of you would hire a social media person to help spread the news of your new book?