Poor Tuesday. It sort of gets lost between Monday and Wednesday. Monday is…Monday. No explanation needed. Wednesday is Hump Day. Again, self-explanatory. Then there’s Tuesday, which is just sort of there. It’s a day to recover from Monday and gear up for mid-week. Tuesday is a second-cup of coffee kind of day, don’t you think? Though the big publishers release new books on Tuesdays. That’s a good thing.
Today, I’m going to throw some things out for consideration, given that tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and it’s time to assess the old year and plan for the new.
First, Facebook is being a dick. They’re changing things for “business” pages, and that includes author/fan pages. If you follow my author page on FB, there’s a couple of things you can do. First, Like/Follow my author page. Then, hover your mouse on that Liked button and click on the GET NOTIFICATIONS. That means the page will show up in your feed. Hopefully. If I promote/sell my books in my posts I can get my hands slapped and the update buried. Way to go, FB! 😛 Yes, I’m on G+, Tsu, Ello, and other places but I don’t get the same interaction there. Sadly. 😦 So I tend to ignore them. Anyway…
Second, if you haven’t signed up for my Newsletter, please click on the Mailchimp button over there on the right and sign up. I don’t send them out often, though there will be one going out tomorrow and I’ll be announcing a winner of a signed copy of COWGIRL’S DON’T CRY and a piece of cool cowgirl swag. You have to be signed up for it to get into the drawing. That’s all you have to do. And yes, there will be something given away in each one!
Third, y’all know how much I appreciate you, right? Your friendship and faithful responses keep me going when I start to wonder if there’s anybody out there. Yes, it’s a writer thing I think all authors experience. Some of you here are writers, which is awesome, but all of us are readers. I love books. I love reading them. I love talking about books. I especially love writing them. Thank you! For reading the books I write, and showing up here to say hi.
Fourth, in the coming year, I’d really appreciate your help as a sort of mini-street team. Any of you follow Dear Author? When they do their reader post at the end/beginning of each month, if you mention any of my books, especially the new releases, I’d be totally grateful! I mean like I’d send you kisses (chocolate, of course)! And reader forums your on. FB. Twitter. Other social media sites. Pin my covers if you’re on Pinterest. (This is something I’m bad about and plan to make a resolution to do it more often in the New Year.) Word of mouth is the most priceless advertising an author can get. I also plan on doing memes based on quotes from my books. Sharing those would be totally awesome, too! With some time and patience, I hope to have a separate page you can click on to copy/paste the memes. 🙂
Well…alrighty then. I think that’s all. I had a list of things I was going to talk about but it got lost on my desk. I’ll probably find it next December. 😉 In the meantime, what’s on your mind? Book recommendations? Marketing ideas? Thoughts on writing, reading, life? I’ll be right back after I get another cup of coffee.