Better Book Sales with Blogging

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The marketing gurus tell us that your website is your ‘home base’. Your blog on the other hand, is a vehicle for driving potential clients TO your home base (where your books are for sale).

What to blog about?

  • Your experiences with writing
  • Your experiences with publishing
  • Conversations with other writers
  • Share interesting articles you read about writing and publishing

Let your blog readers get to know YOU the person.

  • Share what motivates you.
  • Share what turns you off.
  • Share your advice and your strategies for getting that book written.

In other words, make your blog a comfortable place for readers to come. Don’t constantly bombard them with “buy my book!” You can have a link to your book. You can mention your book here and there. But do NOT make your blog your sales page. Leave that for your website.

STAY in the conversation. Talk to the people who comment on your posts. Invite readers to comment.

Your blog readers are looking for information (and sometimes entertainment); they are not looking for your sales pitch.

Happy Blogging….

#Day 2 A to Z Blogging Challenge

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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2 Responses to Better Book Sales with Blogging

  1. Sunni Morris says:

    Good reminders for all of us. Visiting you from the A to Z.

    Sunni

    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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