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March 16, 2011

Author interviews & online press releases

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Another great way to promote your book is to promote yourself as an author.  There are always ezines and websites looking to interview new authors.  Link these pages to your Facebook page or your website to actively drive more possible readers in the direction of your book(s).

Also, take advantage of FREE press releases online to announce your new book(s) or any events, like speaking engagements, booksignings etc.

http://www.sellingbooks.com/jacqueline-mcmahon-when-love-wont-die
by Cathy B. Stucker

http://www.writersmanual.com/show.php?id=2&uid=1018
sister site to Writers Gazette and eBooksCafe

http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=3871

http://yewalus.blogspot.com/2011/02/books-that-are-out-there-romantic.html

Are you doing everything you can to promote yourself and your books?

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February 13, 2011

Sellingbooks.com: Great promotional tool for writers

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Writers are always looking for resources, whether it be for some aspect of the writing craft or for promotion and marketing tools.  FREE promotion and marketing definitely fits into everyone’s budget and this author was lucky to find such an opportunity at sellingbooks.com.

Run by Cathy Stucker, this website contains articles on everything from agents to writer’s block.  Many contributors provide the content and although no monetary fees are paid to contributing writers, links to their websites can be provided on all articles submitted.

Any author with a published book can contact Cathy for information on being interviewed.  That’s exactly what I did and my interview is now up on the site at the following link:

http://www.sellingbooks.com/jacqueline-mcmahon-when-love-wont-die

I hope you’ll find time to read it and find out more about my suspense novel, When Love Won’t Die.”

Please let me know if you end up using this resource and provide the link to your interview and I’ll be sure to post it here.

December 20, 2010

Book Reviews help authors promote

It’s been exciting getting feedback on my novel, “When Love Won’t Die”, from those who’ve purchased it and read it.  Today, I got a google alert and to my surprise, The Pen and Muse Book Reviews posted an amazing review of my book on their site.

Here’s the link:  http://networkedblogs.com/bMYZu

Here’s an excerpt of what reviewer, Tammy Elizabeth Southin, had to say about my writing:

“McMahon’s writing successfully captures the trauma women in abusive relationships must deal with and the emotional scars that are carried for life. For readers who wonder how the Eleanors of the world cope, McMahon provides a strong narrative that avoids hysterics and focuses on the individual with compassion and understanding. To the women who have been there, no explanation is necessary; for the women who have not, no explanation can be given.”

It’s reviews like this that help an author sell more copies of their book.  My publisher submitted my book to several review sites but it’s also up to the author, yes that means me, to also seek out reviewers and get as many reviews as possible if I want to really sell a lot of copies of my book. 

Don’t know where to start?

Check out these sites:

http://www.ebookcrossroads.com/book-reviewers.html

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/links/othr_rev.htm

http://www.topbookreviewers.com/authors/author_info

Remember that as an author, your job doesn’t end when you finish the book.  Now it’s time for promotion and marketing.

Soon I’ll be posting a “how to” for hosting a book signing, another great promotional tool for authors.

What are you doing to get the word out about your book?

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