My marketing story began a couple of years ago after I published my first novel, Her Long Goodbye. I signed up to have my own author page on Facebook. Turns out that it’s mostly just my friends that like that page. Last year I created a Twitter account for marketing purposes. I have no idea who the people are that follow me and often don’t understand how Twitter works. But it is a fun platform for rambling and posting quotes and images from my books. Along with photos of my cat!
Last year I created my own website (which you're reading this blog on). This has been a great forum to promote my books, my digital imagery, write blogs about cats (and things other than cats!) and to showcase who I am.
Earlier this year I began to dabble in digital imagery, in a bid to bring my books to life and to better capture people’s attention than to just write a thought that I had been pondering. Digital imagery is something I wish I had discovered several years ago, because it brings words to life and I also love designing things. Below is a sample of some of the images I've created, including an image I created to build anticipation for the release of Her Long Wait.
Tonight I wrote my first ever review. It was for New Zealand Poetry Society, about a book by an author I’ve never heard of. Honestly, I signed up to write reviews with the goal of getting my name out there in a different forum. Regardless of whether or not it helps achieve that, I think I am going to really enjoy writing reviews.
As an indie author of four books I am still very much on the steep learning curb around marketing. Each writer’s marketing story will be different because of where they live, the genre they write, their target demographics and their available time and cash flow. However, we have much we can learn from each other. I would love to hear your tips and reflections on your journey of marketing. To contact me go to the homepage and complete the contact box.