I think most of you are now familiar with the virtual Cafe and Bookstore that has been in place for most of 2016. There are now 135 authors in the bookstore with four of their bookcovers with a link to Amazon to buy the books and their websites for contact.
I want to build on this in 2017 and use it as a promotional platform. A least twice a week I will do a Cafe and Bookstore Update featuring the authors who are in the bookstore with their latest release and a review of their previous books… or the most recent review for their last release.
With three authors per update this also results in extra coverage as I do ask the authors to share on their own networks.. with three authors across social media this drives more traffic to the post benefiting all the authors.
This brings me to a power that I sadly do not have……..well I do, but only after half a bottle of excellent red wine and if you cross my palm with silver.
I spend considerable time scouring the internet and Amazon checking on the authors in the bookstore and their latest releases and most recent reviews; because unfortunately my crystal ball only tells me about tall dark strangers and long trips across oceans!
If you are in the bookstore..…https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore/ – A – Z list of current authors…. then email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a new book published or one being published in the next month so that we can schedule you in an update.
I just need the link to Amazon and your website.
Also check your Amazon listing and if your book has received a fabulous review in the last six weeks then email me on email@example.com with the link to the book so that I can showcase it in one of the updates.
To give you an idea of what the Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update will look like here is one from the Christmas series which I used to trail the concept.
This post featured Susan M. Toy, Marcia Meara and Toni Pike and received 119 views within the first three days.
The first Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update will be on Wednesday and I have a space free!
Coming up tomorrow
I will be posting all the new promotions for bloggers and authors during this next week and tomorrow will be the turn of any authors who are not currently in the Cafe and Bookstore.
Following a first book promotion the author and their books will automatically be put on the shelves and will from then on be promoted in the updates throughout the year when a new book is published or to showcase a great review.
Don’t forget… I won’t see you in my crystal ball so please email me with your news so we can talk about how best to promote you and your work.