Here's the first post: After the Book Deal- The First Three Months
So what's next?
1. Who do you want the world to see you as?
2. What is important to you?
3. What are you hoping to accomplish through your writing?
4. How do you want to reach your fans and to what extent?
Once you've made those decisions, you're ready for the next step.
Having swag can help promote your book in advance and provide ways to 'thank' those who supported your book by tweeting or blogging about your book.
- Marissa Meyer has great ideas here.
- For tattoos, I used this site.
- For bookmarks and bookplates, I used this site.
- For magnets and business cards, check out Vista Print because if you pay attention you can get great things for free from them.
Create an Author Facebook Page
Check out Nathan Bransford's post here. He has a blow by blow instructions on how to do it.
You'll need to decide if you should make up a page based on your book's title or on your author's name.
Check out my author Facebook page for ideas here.
Set Up a Website
Biondo Studies because she's professional, her work is clean with excellent quality and she worked with me through the entire process. Here's my website.
Some things to consider when setting up your site:
1. This site should represent you and who you are.
2. Make sure it's easy to navigate and readers are able to find out where to order your book easily.
3. Create reasons why readers will want to go to your site. Do you offer something that is unique? Is your blog connected to your site.
4. Your site shouldn't be stagnant. It should constantly be changing and improving, always drawing readers to come to it.
Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter. Make sure you have a reason for whatever social media you are using. If you don't have a reason, don't use that media source.
How about you, are there any other recommendations you have?
Christina Farley's debut YA, GILDED, releases spring 2014 by Skyscape Amazon Children's Publishing. She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC. She blogs and vlogs about writing and traveling, and is often found procrastinating on Twitter.