Hello and Welcome Friends, Visitors and Readers,
What a week it has been for me and my little side venture of book and social media promoting!
Well it has grown. Not complaining of course, but its only little old me running this show. . .LOL.
Awesome news this week! I have gained 2 new friends who are fantastic action/suspense/thriller writers, and they both have new books and novel series that just released on Amazon.com books. . .
I WELCOME Crime Novelist, Wayne Andrewartha and Author & Prolific Writer, Vinnie Sorce to our Book Promoting family this week!
Both e-book now available for $2.99 . . .
Wayne has a wonderful Guest Author Spotlight up already here on my book promo blog here, so I hope you’ll take the time to give it a read and learn more about him and his novel series.
Vinnie Sorce will be featured this week with his Guest Author Spotlight come the beginning of this week, so make sure you come back and learn more about him as well. They both are already receiving fantastic 5 Star Amazon Reviews for their new releases, and as I always say, that tells readers that they are worth a read.
Now the hardest part, and the most time-consuming is setting up all my clients social media accounts so readers can connect with the fine authors I have the honor of promoting. We are a like a family of friends and authors helping each other share our craft as writers to give readers books they will enjoy reading, and to give visitors here many choices of genres to pick from. Now I realize I’m just a “little fish” in the book promotions area? But what I do try to pride myself on is the Excellent Client Service I offer all my clients. They know I’m only a phone call or email away if they need help or have questions. And as Author, Vinnie Sorce said in his blog post I shared previous to this post?
I do try to be affordable for authors. So I try to keep my costs “insanely low” as Vinnie said. LOL. Now with that said, am I perfect? NO. Do I make a mistake here or there? Sometimes, but my clients know I am efficient at correcting any they may find, or if they don’t like when adding content to their sites. I never take things personal. There always need to be room for corrective advice in order to be ‘The Best’ at what I do and provide.
But here is what sets me apart from many other Book Promoting offerings and sites out there. I try to also teach my clients how to book promote along the way, ( If they want to learn). The reasons? Well first, there are many new and first time authors who need help and direction in how to book promote. I am an author myself, I was also promised that my book would be promoted by my publishing company, but if you don’t ‘GET IT IN WRITING’ as part of your publishing agreement or contract? You won’t get any. Your lucky if your provided a Press Release to use for promoting your book.
Now I’m not downing publishers, but there are a lot of disillusioned first time authors out there holding the bag on doing their own book promoting. So I try to teach them the Why’s and How’s of book promoting. Lets face it, many writers and authors hire me so they have the comfort of knowing someone is out promoting while they continue to write, live life, or just have 2 people promoting, which is always better than ONE. And if you have been a published author of many books? Than you know the tireless hours you need to put in to promote ones book. It sure does not happen over night! It takes time to build a readership and following, and that is why I promote through out social media and list my clients books on the abundant free book promo sites I can find.
Now I’ very aware of all the different types and ways of book promotions in the book promo market. That is why I continue to research all the time on low-cost or free book sites I can list my clients books. Many times you get a nice bio profile to share and more. I’m always passing on tips, articles, sites and more to my clients each week. You have to be willing to try anything in this market of book promotions to find what gets GOOD results. And I’m not hesitant to try something new at least once! LOL. That’s the name of the game “-)
So that is just my take about book and social media promotions. I hope it helps you to learn a bit, and understand how much work, which is my “Passion,” to promote books. Have a question? Please don’t hesitate to ask in my Comment Section. I’d be happy to help. And check out my page of, “Catherine’s Tips and Advice on Book Promotions” while your here. There is some awesome stuff for you!
HAPPY BOOK PROMOTING!
“Lyon Book Promotions by Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon” “-)