Finding paths to market my novel has been interesting! Using social media has been successful, and I’ve been surprised by some of the contacts that have found my via the blog, the book….or wherever they may find me!
On March 17, my interview was featured on The Author’s Radio Show. It’s about 10 minutes long, and I think they did a great job with the production! It isn’t archived on their site, but the podcast can be found here.
There is also a video trailer for my book, now making the rounds on YouTube and other channels. It can be found here. A feature about the novel also appeared on Above the Fold, done by Apex Reviews. Recently, while participating in a webinar about self-publishing hosted by Digital Book World and Publisher’s Weekly, I learned that PW has launched Publisher’s Weekly Select, a supplemental service for self-published authors. Being one of the key publications in the industry, it’s a great way to advertise your work. They choose at least 25 books to be reviewed and featured in each issue. Yes, there is a processing fee. $149. But as one commenter said on the page full of negative comments reacting in horror to the price, “You want to run with the big dogs you have to at least have an advertising budget – whether you’re indie or not.” True. And furthermore, one of my friends does publicity work for two authors, and guess what? The traditional publishing industry is not always picking up the tab, and authors have to pay for their own publicity out of pocket. After reviewing other rates, it’s industry-standard. So be judicious when working on your marketing plan.
Update: July 16, 2011: Another interview posted! It’s with author Patti Roberts, and can be found here: http://paradox-
So thank you to those who have found and enjoyed The Veiled Mirror: The Story of Prince Vlad Dracula’s Lost Love!