Well early on I knew the best way to get your book out there these days is social media. I love blogging and the community and usually don't have problems when it comes time to find something to write on a blog. This, though, is only one facet of the SM world. I knew eventually I'd have to branch out to other areas.
So I went ahead and made a FB author page. I also did something I never thought I would. I mean I don't consider myself a luddite, but twitter, #'s, this all seemed like something I never saw myself being a part of. I have to say, now that I've done it I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would. (@BrandonAx) come join me, I'd love to tweet with you...twit...twittle...hmm...
It is fun to get in contact with people who have a love of writing and stories. I am loving the process of getting to know people who are actually reading something I wrote and enjoying it. I am a ways off from book signings and things like that, but I am glad to be making steps forward instead of being stuck in that waiting phase of things.
Another lovely blogger did an interview for Elemental you can check them out here: BookCupid.
Also to to celebrate me being on Twitter here is a remix of one of my favorite vloggers being remixed.
Liked the video very much. It's true that many authors have to resort to media to get their books out now.ReplyDelete
Glad you like ti and yes it is the way of the book world these days, not a wholly unpleasant one though.Delete
Excellent Brandon. As time consuming as social media is, it's a necessity for writers these days. Just liked your fb page and I'll see if I can find you on twitter.ReplyDelete
I've resisted Facebook. Blogging is my domain and Twitter comes second. (Plus Goodreads.) Right now, it's already more than I can handle, especially with the Challenge this month. I may need new clones in May.ReplyDelete
I bet I sort of missed the A-Z this time. Can't wait to do it next time. It all keeps me busy, but at the same time I want my book to have the best chance to get in the hands of a reader who will love it.Delete
I love FB for my personal life (though I am friends with some fellow bloggers there) and I do use twitter... sometimes. Problem is, I tend to forget it's there. Google +, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, Triberr, Linkdin; is it any wonder I am feeling a little burnt out on Social Media at the moment? In fact I haven't been on FB in probably 8 hours (if you knew me, you would know that is a BIG deal). However, I think for an author it is almost manditory to be on any and all social media. It is the very best way for an indie author to get the word out.ReplyDelete
BTW, I am currently reading Elemental and enjoying it. Good work! :)
Yeah it is a lot of work, but I am trying to find ways to pace myself so I can be on all of it, but not burn out. I am glad you are enjoying it and thanks for the support.Delete
I had been delaying setting up a FB author page, too. I was happy with blogging and tweeter. I had all but forgotten my FB account for the longest time. This had to change. My blog doesn't appeal to non-writing readers, and it never will. Yay for FB author pages. :DReplyDelete
I know that is the hardest part I think, getting people who just love to read's attention.Delete
I never thought I'd tweet, but I have a twitter account and I come up with something to tweet occasionally. I enjoy reading the funny tweets that a lot of people come up with. It's great to find such creative minds.ReplyDelete
Yeah I'm enjoying it.Delete
You might want to put a twitter follow button on the sidebar of your blog. I think you can also have author's pages at the Wayman site and on Amazon.ReplyDelete
I know I need to do that and some otehr things on the blog, so busy.Delete
Sorry. One more comment: Make sure you're nice and polite to my Middle Child (Elisa, a.k.a. EC Stilson) or I'll be forced to kick your ass.ReplyDelete
lol, accepted. Besides she is a wonderful person who could be anything but nice to her. I am reading her book now and love it.Delete
You are both so awesome! This made my day. :)Delete
I'm a teenager, and I'm afraid of social media. ;) There. I said it. There's just so many people out there, it sort of scares me. But I guess I mine as well try out Twitter. You know, since every one else is doing it. #hipsterReplyDelete
If everyone jumped off a bridge would...sorry couldn't help it. I just felt/feel confused with it. I think I'm getting the hang of it now.Delete
I used to be apprehensive about the whole social media thing, but now that I've gotten into it, it's been a great tool for me.ReplyDelete
my blog: morgankatz505.blogspot.com
It really is a help.Delete
I used to roll my eyes at Twitter... now I'm #obsessed ;)ReplyDelete
You've been twatt, twitted, twatted? o_0 something...
lmao, yeah whatever you call those things. I was okay with twitter, but the hash tag things just got me. I was like really, you really just said the word hash tag out loud..., but now...Delete
I love blogging, too. I am also a fan of twitter. I just followed you and tweeted a hello!ReplyDelete
Ty, I followed back. :)Delete
I've added you to twitter. I honestly don't read FB that much but I also have an account there. In truth I am the worst mess in social media there can be. Don't suck so much in blogging, though.ReplyDelete
Oh yeah blogging is my favorite. It seems they changed something about Fb and I am having trouble liking other author pages from mine. I will have to figure it out.Delete
The introvert in me cringes when it comes to Social Media. At the same time as you said, it's a necessary evil (the evil part is all mine). At one time I had over 500 Twitter followers and there is something like 470 follows on my blog. After a long haitus from the media outlets, I'm starting over with Twitter. I guess what I'm trying to say is to everything there is a measure of good - a balance.ReplyDelete
As writers we want to keep up with the mainstream, but at times it can and will get overwhelming. You have to remember to be kind to yourself first and foremost. Take the occasional break as you need it. Let RL hold the reins once in a while. (Hugs) Indigo
*I'm now following you on Twitter as well.
Thank you for the follow and the words here. I agree you have to stop sometimes and just enjoy what is real and in front of you.Delete
I've got mixed feelings on the Twitter, though I've grown to like it more. I just find it hard keeping up with it. I think, maybe once my book's ready for publication, I'll set up an author page...probably. :-)ReplyDelete
Some Dark Romantic
It is a lot to keep up with.Delete
Glad to see you spreading your wings! When you figure out how to keep up with all of these, let me know, okay?ReplyDelete
I will, not sure when that will be, but I will. lolDelete