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6 (7) Ways You Are Destroying Your Chances of Finding Readers 

Laurence O’Bryan of BooksGoSocial makes some very good points about how to find readers.

And as he says, it’s a long haul game. It takes time and effort to do these things, but they are all doable. Make a “to do” list and slowly work your way through it, making sure you acknowledge your accomplishments along the way. It’s a learning experience, so don’t expect perfection. Miss-steps are part of the process (especially if writing and publishing is a new “game” for you), but you can decrease some of that by checking out Laurence’s list.

And I’d add one more way:
-7)  Not connecting with other writers.
So much can be learned and eased on this journey by connecting with other writers. There are lots of online writer’s groups out there (SCBWI, ALLI are just two examples) which can give you loads of help, information, and connection. And when writer’s conferences are again a thing – and they will be! – they are a great place to connect locally, in addition to a fun way to learn ways to up your writing game.

(Note: I can not give a thumbs up or down for the services mentioned in the post, but I have used their Netgalley services with good results.)

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Fifty Ways to Show Readers Some Love (Part 1)

It’s always a good idea, and fun as well, to connect with our readers. It helps build a fan base and there is nothing better than a books fan. Word of mouth is a wonderful thing.

I like doing this at book events, but those only happen a few times a year. Tracy Weber gives us some good ideas about how to connect with readers even when you’re not in front of them at a book sale or signing. There are some good ideas for your reader’s e-newsletter. I know I’m going to use some of them.

InkSpot: Fifty Ways to Show Readers Some Love (Part 1).

 

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