How to Start Marketing Yourself While You Write Your First Novel

We all accept those dreams of abundant accomplishments from time to time. Of aggressive Mount Everest, skydiving, or autograph the abundant American novel. Maybe that is you, the biographer who is accessible to breach out. Or maybe you just wish to accord it a shot. Regardless of the setup, you are annual this commodity because … Continue reading “How to Start Marketing Yourself While You Write Your First Novel”

We all accept those dreams of abundant accomplishments from time to time. Of aggressive Mount Everest, skydiving, or autograph the abundant American novel. Maybe that is you, the biographer who is accessible to breach out. Or maybe you just wish to accord it a shot. Regardless of the setup, you are annual this commodity because you are either autograph a atypical or you wish to address a novel. I accept you because I am you. I am on the adventure of autograph my aboriginal atypical and achievement to accomplishment my aboriginal abstract soon. However, the pages I accept accounting in my atypical alone annual for a allocation of my autograph over the endure year.

It is just as important to abstraction the accepted methods, techniques, and technology of business novels as it is to address your novel. Why? Because already you are appear (think positive), your administrator is not the primary advance abaft business your atypical or you as an author. You will be the primary business administration for all of your artistic work. This is a shock to abounding writers already they become appear authors, and apparently after-effects in abounding one time novelists who advertise 5 hundred copies and achromatize away.

But ability is power, and now you know.

So what do you do about it? Read and learn. There are actually hundreds of chargeless online advice sources committed to online business and the added attenuated conduct of business fiction, both online and through added mediums. I will just lay out a few of the things I did for starters as a baseline.

1) Accept your columnist name

I know, sounds silly. But if you try Googling your name, you may bound acquisition that it is actual serious. Most humans accept at atomic three names, first, middle, and last. You wish to acquisition the aggregate of those names and/or cast atomic represented in a web search. This will acquiesce humans to acquisition online autograph and websites about you with abundant beneath antagonism from others. For example, I searched for Hugh Thomas and begin a able-bodied accepted actual biographer by that name listed for pages on end. Then I searched for “J Hugh Thomas” and begin no autograph competition. Therefore, as a biographer I am consistently J Hugh Thomas.

2) Buy your area name

It is bargain and in today’s world, it is appealing abundant expected. This aswell factors into your accommodation on your columnist name, because alluringly you wish to accept that name as your domain, in my case jhughthomas. It is best to get the .com domain, but if it is not accessible you can consistently go with something like .net or .info instead. Buy the area from a aggregation that will acquiesce you to put up a simple website after a hosting fee. This agency that for beneath than $10 per year, you can accept a searchable attendance on the web with some basal advice about you and your novel.

3) Start a blog

In the accomplished you could address a abundant atypical and either academics or media abstracts would abatement in adulation with it causing old appearance viral marketing. Today, users are advancing to apprehend a new akin of admission and alternation with the producers of fiction. This accumulated with the actuality that blogs are apparently the individual best way to advance a web attendance makes your blog critical. My advocacy is to blog about autograph your novel, or blog about locations of your novel. The acumen is to accumulate you from accepting afflicted traveling in too abounding admonition at once. Just address about what you are acquirements and doing. And column regularly. The best way to lose followers is to column sporadically. Already a anniversary is usually a acceptable schedule. Abounding chargeless blogging sites abide but I use blogger.com.

4) Feedburn your blog

Now we are accepting into some absolute marketing. By application feedburner.com, you are optimizing your blog to be delivered through RSS feeds to whatever belvedere the user chooses. In addition, you can accord users the advantage of subscribing to your blog by email. You can bureaucracy feedburner to ping Google every time you column a new access causing it to be instantly indexed for search. There are added appearance than I can awning here, but I anticipate you can see that this footfall will go a continued way to authoritative you actual searchable on the internet. Remember, every accomplishment you apprentice now will be activated in new means already your atypical is complete. This is a time of apprenticeship with some ancillary benefits.

5) Blog or podcast some chargeless fiction

I accept not accomplished this date yet, but I anticipate it is the next analytic step. When you are aggravating to advertise a $10-$15 bendable awning or a $25-$30 harder awning book, why will a clairvoyant accept your novel? Already you are accustomed you accept your cast name, like Stephen King or James Patterson, and the cast is what attracts the buyer. The clairvoyant does not see a Stephen King book as accepting a big risk. You do not accept that luxury. If you are accommodating to address some abundant fiction and accord it away, you accept a bigger adventitious of developing readers who will buy your books. The key actuality is “great fiction,” not just your extra ideas. Spend as abundant time, if not more, autograph assorted drafts and alteration your chargeless fiction as you do with your novel. This is your aboriginal consequence so amaze your readers so they will appear aback for more.

This alone scratches the apparent of all the means you can bazaar yourself while autograph your novel. I achievement that these account will advice you as you complete your novel, get published, and bazaar like crazy to drive up sales.