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A Blue Million Books
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How do you approach the launch of your books?
I think it's important for authors to try to get a "buzz" going about their book before it launches. About two months before a launch, I send out queries to as many bloggers and reviewers I can find that fits with my genre. Many don't respond at all, some say flat out no thank you, but some kind souls agree to review the book or to do a feature on their blog. Interviews and excerpts give the reader brief glimpses into a writer's style and their work.
As an author, I know what an invaluable service bloggers provide to authors by helping us promote our work. I try to support authors on my blog in that way, and my goal is to feature a blue million books--hence the name A Blue Million Books! In addition to author features, I hope authors will find my page
"Marketing for Dummies (and Indies)" useful. There are so many free resources out there, authors should take advantage of as many as they can.
Your Book Launch: Marketing Methods and Ideas Used by Outstanding Authors – A Study
Author Amy Metz @authoramymetz is an Author of Mystery & Thrillers as well as a blogger and book editor.
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