Before we leave the topic of marketing, I thought I should pass on some helpful websites and articles. No matter what anyone tells you, there is NO one marketing plan that will suit everyone. You have to experiment, invent, and take your lumps as you learn to identify your own unique niche and your own audience. These are some suggestions I have found useful. Maybe they will work for you; maybe not.
Before you start, be sure you know WHY you are promoting your book. (Making money is not the right answer!)
Then start exploring the other advice available on the internet, keeping in mind that not all sources are equally valuable.
If you are developing a blog that centers on your fiction writing, try these:
Always wanted to be on one of those radio talk shows? Here's how:
Want use the well-known social media sites to promote your book?
The rest is up to you. If you know of another particularly useful source of marketing advice, please pass it along, and we'll add it to the list.