So, the first things I’ve done so far are make a Facebook page for Highsong. Seemed like the right place to start. I added the “Like” box to this blog by connecting it to Facebook, which was a nice touch. Everything is very accessible (WordPress and Facebook and Twitter work together like the Triforce)
So, tips for making a Facebook page for your book are as follows:
1. You need your pitch line. A single sentence that sums up your story. That’s right. You get one. If you haven’t read a new book lately, you can usually find a pitch line for a novel on the copyright page. Post your pitch line in the “About” line or the “Description” one. I chose to fill out both.
2. Your 3-5 sentence book blurb. This is the thing that would be on your inside book flap or on the back, if your book were paper. Even though this is an ebook, I still maintain that you should have a concise summary and pitch line, because the Internet is the place for short attention spans. If you can’t be concise, you need to rewrite more.]
I want to start a Twitter account, but I need to read up on it more. Namely how to make compelling posts. Then I’ll probably look into something over at GoodReads, to see about drumming up some interest there.
I emailed two Ecco the Dolphin fansites about becoming affiliates, because I think that anyone who follows the fansites would probably be interested in a story about a psychic dolphin who fights aliens. That’d be another tip:
3. Find affiliated markets and don’t be afraid to approach them! That reminds me, I probably need to post on a Facebook Ecco page …