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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Promoting Authors

Ever wondered how you can help your author friends further their cause in a practical way?

Rowena Cherry gives us 25 Free Ways to Buzz an Author courtesy of a link from the RWA Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter.

Options such as: 
... if you have a blog or website, publicize your friend’s upcoming signings/author talks/workshops on your blog 
... drop in on her online chats to say how you enjoyed her book
... buy autographed books from them at book-signings to use in your own giveaways
... offer to take a bunch of her bookmarks to conventions, or conferences, other places to hand out or put in goodie bags, or on promo tables

Check it out! There's heaps of suggestions, some more practical or appealing than others but I'm sure you'll find something to do to help our published friends.


  1. Kylie,
    Thank you very much indeed for the gracious shout out.

    If you are interested in other marketing and promo tips, you might like the 1stturningpoint.com site started by my friends Jacquie Rogers and Ann Charles.

    Best wishes,
    Rowena Cherry

  2. My pleasure, Rowena!

    Thanks for posting the tips - I found them very helpful, so much so I also passed the link around the writing groups I belong to.

    And I'll surf over to 1stturningpoint.com to see what else I can find! :-)