At a recent #IWSG confab, I was whining to online friends about the difficulty of marketing my books. I got a long list of great comments, both on the blog and via emails from writers who have suggestions that worked well for them.
I shared these on my blog and now want to share them with you so we can build the conversation, I chose a Google Spreadsheet for its ease of viewing and curative approach. If you’re familiar with Excel, it’s quite like that, but easier to share out and collaborate on.
Using this method, we can:
- read everyone’s thoughts
- share ideas by clicking the link and adding contributions to the bottom of the spreadsheet (it’s set to share and edit)
- repost the spreadsheet to your blog where you collect ideas from your readers. Those will automatically be updated on this post’s spreadsheet (and Today’s Author readers’ contributions will appear on your blog). If we can repost this to lots of blogs, the list should become a comprehensive litany of what we writers do to get the good word out.
What have you done that’s worked? What are you going to try? Just click this link:
…and append your ideas to the bottom row. And, please reshare either by reblogging this post or grabbing the spreadsheet and sharing that way.
I can’t wait to see how much we’ll all learn from each other!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.