Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Book Promotion 101

I'm giving a workshop on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Mysteryscape, a new bookstore in Overland Park, Kansas. I've had a lot of requests for information on how to promote a book, and this seemed the simplest way to deal with them. Since Mysteryscape was willing to partner with me, I've been able to keep the cost very low, just $25 to cover costs of materials. (I will be giving participants a large packet of informational handouts of information I've gathered in the process of learning how to promote my books.)

Writers often find the hardest part of publishing is marketing. It's tough for artists who are suddenly thrust into the business model. It's a steep learning curve, and I'll share the things it took me months to find out and figure out.

I'm keeping the size of the workshop limited to provide a better learning environment. There a few slots left open, so if you're interested, send me an email or give me a call.

Book Promotion 101:
How to Create Buzz for Your Book

6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27

Mysteryscape, 7309 West 80th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204


Space is limited. Please RSVP 816-333-6349 lindalynetterodriguez@gmail.com

Publishing is changing. With digital publishing, books never really go out of print. Yes, the initial weeks of a book’s life are still important in building publicity momentum, but book promotion has become something authors must learn to deal with year round.

·       Increase and diversify the publicity your book receives
·       Learn how to effectively use social media
·       Decide which types of promotion work best for you and your book
·       Plan a realistic schedule for a year of promotion

About the presenter:

Linda Rodriguez’s Every Last Secret (St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books) won the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. It was selected by Las Comadres National Book Club, which held a national teleconference with club members about the book. Every Last Secret was also a Barnes & Noble mystery pick for the month of April. It received more than twenty print and book-blog reviews, including Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal. One newspaper review was picked up by the AP and published in 17 other newspapers across the country. Linda has done 24 guest blogs and blog interviews about Every Last Secret, as well as a number of podcasts and radio interviews around the country and in other countries, as well. Every Last Secret was chosen by Kansas City Live TV-41NBC as the kick-off book for their monthly book club and has been selected by library and community book clubs around the country as a book to read and discuss.

Her second novel, Every Broken Trust (St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books), will be published May 7, 2013. For her books of poetry, Skin Hunger (Scapegoat Press) and Heart’s Migration (Tia Chucha Press), Rodriguez received numerous awards, including Midwest Voices & Visions Award, Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, Thorpe Menn Award, KCArtsFund Inspiration Award, and Ragdale and Macondo fellowships.

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