Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Thanks for asking Kay. I self-published my novel ten months ago, using Create Space and recently on Kindle. But I have yet to get even one review on Amazon.com. So I did a Google search on "free book reviews" and this was one of the sites that came up. Like most sites you have to join first to find out how to get a "free review". Although I don't seem to have found that here, I've already met a few friends! I did find another free site called, "greatmindsthinkaloud", and they are going to review my novel, "Gateway of the Sun", and it is free. I've already sent them an electronic copy of my novel, and so it didn't even cost me giving away a printed copy and the postage. That site is going to post their review on Amazon and five other sites, so I'm pleased about that. I haven't discovered how to do that here yet. I'm still exploring my way around here yet. However I am thrilled to have found an easy way to communicate with other authors who have been through more of the "process" of self-publishing, and marketing. As a creative individual, "marketing" is not something in my skill set, which is as I found, "normal", LOL.
I'm not sure how I found my way to authors.com. I do so much research. I probably found the link at Facebook. I will post some of my work when I have time. I'm currently busy with book promotion and signings. Glad to be here!
My friend, Cyndi Harris told me about it. She and I are both signed with JK Publishing. She mentioned this website to me when we were discussing good places to market our work. I'm very happy with it so far!
How I found Authors.com
I had the pleasure of reading a children's story written by Chikeisha Taliaferro. Self published in eBook form for .99 cents. I learned three things. One, never judge a story by the list price. Two, great stories are buried among the indie scene waiting to be discovered. Three, I could design cover illustration for an eBook that an author would love. I went on a hunt for other great stories and naked book covers.LOL I also write for myself, Mostly journaling about things I read or poetry. My newest 'Yay!' was an article I wrote for inclusion in OBM Magazine published by the owners of Truely Unique where my artwork is consigned.
I have been making ebook covers for about 3 years now and started doing formatting, publishing, and marketing last year. One of my authors invited me to this site and it is irony, as I had just published my own first book on Amazon http://amzn.to/OUxQUJ
I already have plans for at least a few more of my own, and I am helping a couple other people right now in the process.
Everyone can check out my book for FREE for the next 3 days. "Judge a Book by its Cover, How to design a great ebook cover" at Amazon http://amzn.to/OUxQUJ
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I am a newly published author and was looking for ways to advertise my book more and came across this site so I clicked on it and I'm really glad I did. I really like that I'm not the only one out there who is learning what to do and I enjoy reading about other authors.
I saw a link on an email, or website don't rember but looked looked you up on web later.
site asked if anyone ever wanted to write but did not know where to start, start here so here I am
I heard about Authors.com on facebook
A friend suggested the site to me through Facebook. I started searching and I found authors.com
I used to tell my wife that the internet and emails were like a "super telephone"for women. She would be playing a game of spades online and chatting while on the land line phone talking with someone else, LOL. But today she never emails anyone. Now it's always a Face Book message, and she's using the app on her smart phone where ever we go. Face Book has put me in touch with so many people from my past who I had lost contact with. It's amazing!! Now if I can just learn how to market my novel with it! :)
I decided to utilize the free ebook offer on Kindle for my book. Then I realized, I needed to do a big marketing push to get the word out that my book had been published and I was going to be offering it for free. So I started searching the internet for places where authors hang out and promote their book (smile). On one of the many sites that were available with information I came across a page on StumbleUpon that listed sites to promote and market your work. And on the top of that list was Authors.com.