For the grand opening of this blog, I’m spotlighting some of my favorite blog posts and moments from over the years throughout the month of June.
Week Four: Marketing and Promotion
Last November, unable to participate in NaNoWriMo, I decided to do my own month-long extravaganza and did 30 days of blog posts all about publicizing and promoting one’s first novel.
NANOPUBMO DAY 30: THANKS, AND AN ABC RE-CAP
First posted on November 30, 2011
See the original post at: http://marissameyer.livejournal.com/266645.html
Whew, we have officially reached the end of National Novel Publicity Month! I know I’ve learned a lot the past four weeks, gotten a lot done, and discovered some really fun self-promo tactics that may not have occurred to me otherwise, and I hope you’ve all been inspired also.
And now I have to say that I’m so looking forward to returning to my regular 3-times-a-week posting schedule!! *collapses*
In case you missed any posts, here’s a complete breakdown of the publicity topics discussed:
Day 1: Welcome to National Novel Publicity Month!
Day 2: A is for ARCs
Day 3: B is for Blog Tour
Day 4: C is for Conferences, Conventions, and Book Fairs
Day 5: D is for Downloads
Day 6: E is for Emails
Day 7: F is for Facebook Fan Pages
Day 8: G is for Giveaways (Part I)
Day 9: G is for Giveaways (Part II)
Day 10: H is for Hosting a Launch Party
Day 11: I is for Interviews and Guest Posts
Day 12: J is for Joining Writing Groups
Day 13: K is for Press Kits
Day 14: L is for LibraryThings, Shelfari, and Goodreads
Day 15: M is for Mailing Lists
Day 16: N is for Not All About You
Day 17: O is for Online Home Base
Day 18: P is for Participating in Online Events
Day 19: Q is for Question and Discussion Guides
Day 20: R is for Readings
Day 21: S is for Skype
Day 22: T is for Twitter
Day 23: U is for Unusual Venues
Day 24: Break for Thanksgiving
Day 25: V is for Vlogging
Day 26: W is for Writing for Publications
Day 27: X is for Exceptional Swag
Day 28: Y is for Saying Yes
Day 29: Z is for Zany Ideas
If you can think of any great, fun, or unique publicity techniques I may have missed, please let us know in the comments.
I hope you found the month to be interesting and helpful. I wish everyone luck in their publishing endeavors!