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Initial post: 23 Apr 2012 23:16:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2012 23:27:27 BDT
MLJ says:
As a new author, I'd be really grateful for some advice on effective ways to promote my book. For example, Facebook/Twitter v blogging, or joining relevant online discussions? I've read lots of tips but would appreciate some helpful guidance on the best place to start.

Hope you can help - thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 23:23:18 BDT
Maria says:
The Meet Our Authors Forum at bottom left on this page will take you where you can get advice. Good luck.

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 23:23:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2012 23:24:48 BDT
willie wit says:
Hi, you will find all sorts of help on the 'meet the authors' forum which you will find at the bottom of this page.
p.s. you will need to remove the link to your book from this forum or you may get banned.

:o)

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 23:26:08 BDT
MLJ says:
Thanks both. With so many ways to go about it, I fear to do the wrong thing first. I'll get onto the Meet the Author forum and go from there. Much appreciated.

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 23:28:22 BDT
MLJ says:
And thanks for the tip re the book link, Willie Wit!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 23:33:31 BDT
Maria says:
Last time I did that I got my head bitten off & called "forum police reporting to Amazon" so I don't mention it now.

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 23:35:50 BDT
willie wit says:
nowt as queer as folks who try to be helpful...

;o)

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 09:25:53 BDT
A Williams says:
MLJ, do you have any samples or anything ready now for reading?

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 09:42:09 BDT
MLJ says:
Hi -yes, my first novel "Single Minded" is in the Kindle Store, along with sample chapters. I'm thinking I ought to set up my own website too so I can plug away without fear of recrimination.

(Hope the above doesn't count as self promotion but how to answer that question helpfully without naming the book?!)

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 10:43:25 BDT
Highwayman says:
Lots of authors congregate over at Goodreads :

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/51445.UK_Amazon_Kindle_Forum

There is an active discussion going on now about KDP Select and another one about reviews/recommendations.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 11:20:31 BDT
MLJ says:
Thanks Highwayman, that's really helpful.

I've had better advice from this forum than from reading countless blogs full of tips!

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 15:49:29 BDT
willie wit says:
I have found a few useful tips and sites on this blog post -

http://www.squidoo.com/going-free-kindle-ebook-promotional-campaigns-for-authors

:o)

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 17:23:41 BDT
MLJ says:
Thanks Willie. Made some progress already thanks to your first tips :o)
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