Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Online marketing - what do I know? Not a lot as it happens but I'm trying to learn because when I'm wearing my optimistic head I think I should try to be as aware as possible about how it all works - because one day, maybe, hopefully, my book(s) will be out there. In the big, wide world.
The computer's the thing - we all know that. If you don't, blimey, where have you been?
We have access to a wealth of information at our fingertips, we can discover a world of new writing, film, music, whatever we like, with just a few clicks. Exciting and scary in equal measure.
We, as writers, whether we are published or still pursuing that dream must learn to accept, acknowledge and acquire the information to use this medium as successfully as we can.
Websites, blogs, review sites, writing sites, publisher sites, agents, specialised interest sites, twitter, facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Waterstones, a variety of bookselling sites which all include reviews and write-ups. The list is endless, the opportunities are endless - all we have to do is understand how it all works and try to use it to our advantage.
I received a tweet on twitter that informed me of this interesting article on marketing on a website called Three Percent
There are some great links, so check them out.
If you are an aspiring, unpublished writer I'd recommend joining twitter mainly to get up-to-date information from the variety of writing related twitterers including publishing houses etc. I joined after a fellow SCBWI member and internet/computer whizz Candy recommended writers join.
Like I say, I'm still learning, but the more you find out, the more places it will take you, and the more people you might meet.
Following on from Clare's comment -
A couple of links for twitter users that might be of use
50 Useful Twitter Tools for Writers and Researchers
Posted by Tracy at Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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