Increase your #webpresence #Reblogged: Part 3 89+ Book Marketing Ideas That Will…

Lynn Thompson BooksIncrease your web presence: 89+ Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life.

Last week I was invited to go salmon snagging. Why not? It would be nice to have fresh salmon cozying up with my green chile in my deep freezer. Sounds like fun, right? It was. We left at 3 am drove 2.5 hours to the lake that was supposed to be packed full of salmon and trout and threw out or trout reels. We made coffee (to warm up), set up our salmon snagging reels, watched the sun rise and got down to it.

A big beautiful bald eagle was the only one who caught a fish that day.

As I very, very patiently waited to catch some fish I started thinking about this post and everything that could/would/should be done to help get any authors name out there. Writing is never far from my mind. There is a lot of information out on the world wide web. A lot that can be done.

I came to the conclusion that every individual author needs to, shall I say, pick their poison. Find what’s right for you. What you will enjoy and thrive from? Not everything works and book marketing is time-consuming.

Part 3: Cultivate Community:

I recently found a post on 89+ book marketing ideas and posted part 1 and part 2 to this series. Book marketing can take a lot of time and effort and I continually want to make sure I’m on the right path. With life, learning, and writing, I’m trying to manage my time better so I love it when I find loads of information on one post instead of finding a bit here and a piece there.

This is a lot of information so I’m going to separate the book marketing ideas into eight different posts. Hopefully, once a week. Since I am #Backinschool my time is limited. Feel free to visit Author Media to read the whole post and get more great information. I’ve been using these lists and checking off what I already have and what I need to do. As with anything else I may not use all of this information and you may not either. But it is nice to have on hand.

Cultivate Community:

  1. Create an online community with a forum
  2. Say thank you to readers with special incentives for being a fan
  3. Ask your reading community to design merchandise for your store
  4. Create a fan page for your main character (works well if they are in a series)
  5. Ask fans to create their own book trailers and post them online
  6. Offer core fans advanced copy of future books
  7. Ask fans to post pictures of “character spottings”
  8. Offer “extra features” on your website
  9. Use Twitter hashtags (This one I have gotten into the habit of doing, although it did take some training on my part:))
  10. Poll your readers and listen to what they say
  11. Answer all your blog comments (This is just common sense. Do not in any way justify negative feedback. You can always delete a negative post or reply back civilly.)
  12. Engage with your fans on FB (Definitely do this in a timely manner.)
  13. Ask your fans to post pictures of them reading your book

I have three of these down. How many do you have?

  1. Use Twitter hashtags (This one I have gotten into the habit of doing, although it did take some training on my part:))
  2. Answer all your blog comments (This is just common sense. Do not in any way justify negative feedback. You can always delete a negative post or reply back civilly.)
  3. Engage with your fans on FB (Definitely do this in a timely manner.)

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Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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