This week a number of us were invited over to Lisa Burton Radio to talk about the various ways we promote authors and bloggers on our sites. Also some of our experiences that might benefit those starting out.. The line up includes The Story Reading Ape, Colleen Chesebro, Sue Vincent, Annette Rochelle Aben, myself and of course Lisa Burton who has created a very popular character interview series.
To start you off here is The Story Reading Ape… Christopher Graham’s contribution and if you follow the link you will find all the others.
Hi, all, and welcome to another edition of Lisa Burton Radio. This week is a special edition, because it’s geared to all you authors out there. It might give some good ideas to bloggers who want to host guests too.
Today, I’ve collected a group of power bloggers who host authors on their sites. This gives an author a way to reach a larger audience than they might if they were simply posting about date-night or something. This means when you have a new book to promote, or maybe to give an older title a secondary push.
We’re going to start by addressing the three-hundred-pound gorilla in the room, and I mean that literally. Chris The Storyreading Ape, hosts one of the largest author blogs around. “Did you get my fruit basket, Chris?”
“Yes I did thanks, Lisa – very thoughtful of you to use edible leaves to weave the basket, so I didn’t miss out on my veggies, which help keep me at my physical peak.”
“So Chris, do you have a regular scheduled slot for authors, or do you take them piecemeal? While you’re at it, give our listeners a bit about what it takes to get into the Author’s Hall of Fame, and what benefit that brings.
“I have a prime post slot at 01:00 am, London, UK time, every day, which I use to give priority to author articles, except Mondays (reserved for my weekly Monday Funnies).
“Regards how to get articles onto my blog, see the following link for authors seeking to get into my Authors Hall of Fame: https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/contact-me/if-you-are-not-already-in-my-authors-hall-of-fame/
“For authors already in my HoF, but would like to submit further articles, or run book promos, use this link: https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/contact-me/if-you-are-already-in-my-authors-hall-of-fame/
“The main benefit is getting yourself, as a person, not just an author, in front of my blog followers, but also in front of my other media followers as well, on Twitter, two Facebook Pages, Tumblr blog, LinkedIn, etc, including a my Flipboard Authors Hall of Fame Magazine.
“Some of my other blogger/author friends often reblog author articles, which spreads your fame even further.
“The big plus is, it’s free publicity.”
“That’s a great point, Chris. These promos are all free. My own author operates on a shoestring, and I know others do too. With all the reblogs, social media sharing, and more, you could put your work in front of a hundred-thousand potential readers. Then it’s up to you to sell yourself.
Please head over and read more from the other contributors: https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/exposing-your-work-on-lisaburtonradio/
About Lisa Burton’s author – C.S. Boyack
I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.
I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.
I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.
A small selection of books by C.S. Boyack
One of the recent reviews for the book The Yak Guy Project
I’ve read several books by this author, and his extensive imagination astounds me. A yak teaching a man basic survival skills and how to become a better person? Definitely a unique concept.
Generally, coming of age stories apply to teens, but it’s an apt description of the Yak Guy (Ted) in this book. He comes from a life where he takes advantage of others, doing almost nothing to support himself, earn his way, or take on responsibility. The yak teaches Ted some valuable, but hard-learned life lessons in a new world that lacks the luxuries he’s accustomed to. Not how to live with a lower thread count – more like how to survive life or death situations, and find food, water, and shelter.
As with all this author’s books, there are some quirky and memorable characters along the way, as well as a thrilling adventure. I especially enjoyed the Yak with his practical, no-nonsense approach to life, and sarcastic wit.
I highly recommend this to fans of offbeat, innovative sci-fi/dystopia with characters that will stick with you long after reading.
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/C.-S.-Boyack/e/B00ILXBXUY
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/C.-S.-Boyack/e/B00ILXBXUY
Read more reviews and follow C.S. Boyack on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9841203.C_S_Boyack
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Thanks for dropping in and if you are an author and looking for a way to promote your writing skills, sell books and participate fully in this amazing community we have, then head over and discovers some useful tips and sites.