Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Guest Post - 5 Tips for Writers by Author, G.E. Johnson







So you've written a book... congratulations! Those hours that you spent hunched over your keyboard have finally paid off!
Your work has been professionally edited (hopefully), wrapped in a beautiful cover, and is now ready to find its way into the hands of all the readers anxiously awaiting your debut.  Here are 5 tips on what to do to get your sales rolling: 


  1. Become familiar with social media outlets and learn how to work them! Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., can be great ways to reach family, friends, and new readers who may be interested in your work. 
  2.  Book a blog tour. Find a reputable blog tour company or contact bloggers who feature books in your genre and schedule interviews, guest posts, and/or book reviews.
  3. Become familiar with book clubs in your area and with online book clubs that read your genre. Offer to attend a meeting or join in via the internet if the book club decides to read your book.
  4. Place promotional ads. Where and how often you place ads will depend on your budget, but be sure to research the promotional outlet before paying any money to make sure it’s worth the investment. 
  5. Attend local literary events. Conferences and other events that invite open participation are great places to network with readers and other authors. Be sure to have business cards, bookmarks, and BOOKS on hand.


Remember to be patient when building your platform. Your book wasn’t written overnight, so don’t expect your sales to skyrocket overnight either. Continue to find new ways to introduce your work to potential readers and most importantly, keep writing!



G.E. Johnson

G.E. Johnson is the author of the "Love & Wrath" fiction series, including her best selling debut novella and the best selling epilogue to the series with complimentary audio. She was also previously published as a contributing author to the non-fiction, inspirational anthology "Super Singles Activate! Testimonies to Inspire and Uplift the Single Woman". She is the content provider for the "L.O.V.E. - Lyricism, Oration, Verse, Expression" blog featuring articles about writing, publishing, and other great writers.
G.E. is also a member of the World Literary Café, an online community that brings together readers, authors, reviewers, bloggers, and other members of the literary community in an effort to promote great literature. Her interests include reading, photography, spiritual outreach, and helping others to develop entrepreneurial ideas. G.E. is available to chat with readers and welcomes comments and emails from her readers through her website gejohnsonmedia dot com. She currently resides outside of Atlanta, GA.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you Shirletta for a chance to share with your blog followers!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to share your wisdom! :)

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  2. Thanks for the advice!

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    1. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I will be visiting your blog shortly with some blog love. :)

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  3. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

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    1. Hi Loren! Thanks for stopping by. I visited your blog and added you to my circle. :)

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