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

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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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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