This Weeks Writing Blog Spotlight Goes To “Writer Unboxed” ~Post: Book Promotion Fatigue.

I happen to come across an interesting blog post over on “Writer UnBoxed” as I feel all authors and writers need to read this post. Since I do book promotions and literary consulting as my every day at home business, I could sure relate to this post! And I know many of you will too. As an author myself, I do know how hard it is to get our books into the hands of readers.

It took my first book a good year to catch fire with hours of listing and promoting it everywhere I could find. As we all know it does NOT happen overnight and we have to be diligent as it is why many writers hire me to promote their books and build a readership and I work on the social media side in building their following as well. There is no real recipe or guarantees. WHY?

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Because there are several factors to consider. How well written is the book? What genre is the book? Is it a hard genre to promote? How popular is the author? Well, there are many ways to tackle these questions. But that will have to be another post for another day. But when you have been promoting your books hard? It is OK to take a breather every now and then as this weeks post and blog spotlight indicates. Here is a little of the Guest Post and I hope you will visit “Writer UnBoxed” as that is the MAIN Purpose for Spotlighting them! Lol. 

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HAPPY BOOK PROMOTING!

**CAT**


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Dealing With Book Promotion Fatigue

Writers get tired.

The process of writing, of editing, of writing some more, of editing some more, of searching for representation, of reworking the book yet again, of waiting so long to see your words in print that you forget you even wrote some of them, of publishing in its maddening and bountiful entirety
 well, some days, it can feel like too much.

Every stage has its own ups and downs, but personally, I find the promotion stage both the most exciting and the most challenging. Many parts of the publishing process can feel out of your control. Partly that’s because they are. But promotion is different because, unlike other stages, it has the capacity to go on forever. The joy and terror of publishing in the social media age that once you have a book, you literally could be promoting it every minute of every day.

(Note to writers everywhere: do NOT promote your book every minute of every day.)

Right now, my latest book (published under a pseudonym, as regular readers know) has been out in paperback for a few months. Typically, this is when a publisher’s efforts to promote the book taper off and any further promotion is squarely in my hands.

By   Now Read The Rest of The Story “Writer UnBoxed”

Wait! Hold Up! Pay Hundreds of Dollars for a REVIEW? WHAT?

Hello Authors, Writers, Readers, and Visitors,

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Now I won’t be a bad book promoter and name names, but I happen to come across a website while book promoting for one of my clients, and I happen to came across this:

 

How to Get Your Book Reviewed

1.) REQUEST A REVIEW

  • Request a review by simply clicking the Get Started link. You’ll provide as much information as possible about your book, choose whether you want to send us a printed (mailed) or digital (uploaded) submission, select either standard service (7-9 weeks) or express service (4-6 weeks) and pay for your review (standard service $425, express service $575). When you submit your order, you’ll get a response from the BLANK Indie team confirming receipt of your request.
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Now why
would you go and pay that kind of money to have a company read and do a review for your book? Man, I could be out promoting your book, do a review, and post the reviews on all the sites your book is for sale on for 6 times over for that price! Authors, there are plenty of FREE places to get your books reviewed. Many book bloggers will read and post a fabulous review on their book blog, and like myself, as part of any purchased book promoting plan, I offer reviews as part of the package.

Then I also go place your review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GoodReads, and any other place you’d like that your book is for purchase. If your going to pay good money like this amount above? They better give you a Gold Plated Certificate Book Review for that price!
Now I don’t mean any disrespect to this service, but my own personal feeling is you can get more out of book promoting for that kind of money spent then just one book review.

I am putting together a promo page here on my book blog that will list many free services offered to help get reviews for your books, free promo sites you can list your books, free press releases, and much more on how to help you promote your books. And yes, I have gotten very good results with all the ones I’ll have listed. There are a few place that may cost a small investment, but those sites will help with wonderful results and exposure of your books.

My page should be up in few more days, but until then, here is a great place to start for free if you “Click Here On My Invite Link to About.me.com . . . https://about.me/invite/code/86db8d1e68d148c207848c3aa7c3aa48

This website has a great community of Authors, Writers, Book Bloggers, and most importantly, readers! Readers come to look for new authors and their books! You can make a beautiful Author/Book Bio page using your book cover as your background, a little photo of yourself, and a full “Edit” page to make an easy page with colors, fonts, and tools to show off your books! It is also a Global Community, so even better exposure! Here is my other business About.me page I made for my book promoting:
https://about.me/invite/code/6a3339023ee44f3836dfac7f1b46fb75

You can click on either link and get your page free! They also have social media sharing links to add all your social media link address to all your sites, and you can even link your own Author Website or Blog Feed to your page, so when you post an update?, it will show up on your About.me page feed automatically! All these tools for FREE.

So please, don’t waste money like the above example for one paid review! Come back and visit my soon to be live “Book Promoting & Social Media Tips” page and learn how you can find your readership and Book Reviewers at NO COST to you.

HAPPY BOOK PROMOTING!
Lyon Book Promotions ~ Author, Catherine Lyon
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