Monday, June 4, 2012
Marketing Plan, do you have one?
The marketing opportunities for writers are endless especially with the whole world embracing social media. Now with the click of a button you can interact with someone in New York and someone in India at the same time. How awesome is that? Twenty years ago this wasn't possible.
Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, Pintrest so many awesome ways to promote your book and most importantly interact with readers and other writers. And I emphasis the importance of interacting. If you use social media only to promote your book, I will stop following you. You want people to like you, to want to read your book, not to black list you for being annoying. I can't tell you how excited I get, as a 27 year old, when one of my favorite authors tweets me back. I want to print that tweet out and hang it on my fridge. A simple tweet that took all of two seconds and it made my day. Social media is a huge opportunity for writers and aspiring writers as long as it is used with more than the intent of promotion. Believe it or not, interaction is key in a marketing plan. I can't wait to see what the future holds for social media.
Do you come up with marketing plans for your manuscripts? And do you agree with me about social media?
(This post went in a totally different direction than I was planning)