Okay, the hard part is done. Our book is finished and published. Our heart is out there for grabs at Amazon and on our Web sites.
Now what do poets and writers do? If you are like me, you probably have to chase others around to read your work to them. There is not much instant gratification for poets and other writers, but I’ve recently found being on a Blog Talk Show is a relatively simple, cheap way to promote ourselves and read our poetry to the world. If people know us, they are more likely to trust us and buy our books. Reaching out to BlogTalkRadio listeners increases our traffic, our subscriber list, and potentially our sales. It is a great way of making new friends and networking buddies.
- Are you a messenger?
- Who is your audience?
- How will most enjoy and benefit your message?
- What are you working on now?
- Have a couple poems or excerpts ready to read. (short)
Blessings, Joyce White, http://www.sculptingtheheart.com .
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 TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, 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: