Thursday, January 21, 2010

Catching up

I have been on book tour all the month of January and it has been so much fun! For those of you who do not know what a virtual book tour is, please look through our archives and find Marta's post on VBTs. She said it much better than I could.

I have written a lot of articles since getting published in 2008 and I have to say, it has been fun coming up with them. Some people say to get a bit of mileage out of your promotional buck you should write articles. Well, they are right. You never know when someone will want or need what you have to say. So, to recycle one, go here : Writing is like a carousel is a sort of article, free-thinking, essay, workshop sort of thing. Fun, needless to say.

I joined Broowaha recently to get some article exposure as well, and if you like to write them, try it out. They have centers in a lot of places. Maybe your region! I think mine is Atlanta, but it is all done online so you never have to leave the comfort of home.

Also, I am not letting moss grow under my elbows either. I will have another acceptance announcement for you all soon. Just trying to get through the book tour and give Buried Angel the send off it deserves. If you haven't gotten yours yet, jump on the book tour circuit with me and get one free!


Marta Stephens said...

Having been on both sides of the virtual book tour; tours to promote my books and the number of times I’ve featured writers on MB4 and my other blog, Novel Works, I know how much work and energy these virtual book tours take when done correctly.

Sure you can do it all from the comfort of your home, but in order for a VBT to be successful, the writer has to take an active role beyond writing that article or answering interview questions. That means getting the required materials to the host in a timely manner, promoting the posts and blog links, returning to answer questions and comments submitted by readers, and thanking the blog host. I never cease to be amazed at the number of writers who don’t follow through with these simple steps. They are key to building a readership.

You may be weary, Kim, but you’re doing it right. All the others who leave their success completely in the hands of others are doomed to fail.

Congrats on Buried Angel ... and what's this? "I will have another acceptance announcement for you all soon." Hmm. What's Kim Smith up to now? ;)

s.w. vaughn said...

YAY!!! :-)

I'm glad you're having fun on your book tour, Kim! Keep plugging - I'm sure it's going to be worth it!

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Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Woo hoo! How exciting to hear there may be more books in the works for you! And I must say, I LOVE the new photo you're using on your blog. Now THAT's a keeper!!! Thanks for the tip on the new article site, I'm going to check it out!

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