Monday, April 11, 2011

Guest Blogging Success Podcast Series: The Benefits of Guest Blogging

I often recommend that busy authors use guest posts as a way to keep their blogging time corralled. And as a way to lend more crediblity to their blog by hosting experts. Today's blog is an example of how that's done. It's also an example of the power of networking. I recently met Shelley on Twitter and fell in love with what she does for authors.

Guest post by Shelley Hitz

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Many, many hours goes into writing your book. Outlining, writing, editing, formatting, publishing. And when you finally have a finished product, it's time to celebrate!

However, as the author, your work is not yet done. Now, is the time to let the world know about you and your amazing work.

So, how do you get noticed and sell more books? There are many ways. For example, you could hire a publicist and spend tons of money.

However, if you're like me, you're on a tight budget and looking for frugal ways to market your book, ideas that won't break the bank!

And today I want you to consider (or re-consider) guest blogging.

I believe it's time for you to pack your bags for your very own "Virtual Book Tour"! The best part about a "Virtual Book Tour"? No travel costs and no bad hair days! In fact, I've written several of my guest blog posts in my PJ's with bed head. :)

However, even though guest blogging doesn't literally cost you a dime, it will cost you an investment of your time. So, why should you take the plunge and consider a "Virtual Book Tour"?

My new (and free) report "Guest Blogging Success for Authors" not only tells you why you should consider guest blogging as one of your marketing strategies for selling more books, but also shows you how to get started.

Download and read Shelley's free PDF report called, "Guest Blogging Success for Authors."

Shelley Hitz is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Her website, Self Publishing Coach, provides resources and tutorials that help you publish and market your book. Sign up for her newsletter, Self Publishing Tips to download her book templates, which she offers surprisingly free.

You can also find Shelley on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Learn more about Shelley and her many services for writers:

PS: You'll also find Shelley's  "A Step-by-Step Guide to Guest Blogging" useful.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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