Author’s Marketing Journey, pt. 5 – Website Building

I spent the entirety of my ‘Marketing Monday’ working on my website: grantmatthewjenkins.com. Most authors, particularly novelists, have them these days, and a website is an essential part of any marketing plan whether your are rep’d or self-published. Where do you start? For my website, …

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An Author’s Marketing Journey, pt 4

I’m learning that marketing and promoting your own book is a long haul or, if you prefer a sports analogy, a four-quarter game. Although it is tempting to skip “Marketing Monday,” or whatever time you’ve set aside to do this PR work, perseverance is more …

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Author’s Marketing Journey, pt 3

Today, I focused on connecting with bloggers, either requesting reviews of my novel, Ivory Tower, or asking to be part of a blog tour. If you have never heard of a “blog tour,” check out this great explanation by children’s book author, Nick Jones, on …

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Author’s Marketing Journey Pt 2 – What is an Advance Info or “Sell” Sheet?

In my last post, I included an image of the Advanced Info Sheet (AIS) for my novel, Ivory Tower. Here it is again, in case you missed it: This document is used by publishers (like yourself) to inform venues, magazines, reviewers, and distributors about a …

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My Author’s Marketing Journey

I’ve decided to start blogging about my marketing and promotion plan as an independent author in the hopes that other writers, debarking on the path to publishing a book, might benefit from my process, mistakes, and ideas. First of all, a little about myself. I …

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