Jan 03 2010

The Intern Takes on Book Promotions

The Intern provides some useful advice she got from her book promoter.

I’m a bit skeptical about some of the advice, though.  Is Facebook really the Holy Grail of online book promotions?  If you’re tech-savvy enough to handle WordPress or something similar, I doubt it. Facebook pages don’t handle search engines well and are not very customizable. Also, if you’re writing for a target audience older than 30 or younger than 13, I’d wonder about whether Facebook is actually the most effective way to reach your prospective readers.

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3 Responses to “The Intern Takes on Book Promotions”

  1. Beccaon 03 Jan 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Besides a few spoken word poets, I haven’t added any writers as friends on Facebook… it seems like more of a personal networking site than a promotional site.

  2. B. Macon 03 Jan 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Yeah. I prefer LinkedIn to Facebook for personal networking. (LI and DeviantArt are mainly what I use to stay in touch with artists). But when I actually have a book on the market, I’ll probably use pretty much any site I can find like it’s going out of style.

  3. Beccaon 03 Jan 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Haha yeah. Twitter is much better for promotions and networking since it doesn’t feel as invasive and personal to “follow” someone than it does to “friend” someone.

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