Friday, November 06, 2009
Well, duh! Post an excerpt!
So while perusing information on self-promotion yesterday I came across something so obvious, I can't believe I never thought of it myself.
When you're in a bookstore, or in the library and you see an appealing book, what do you do? You pick it up and open it and see if the writing style and tone appeal to you.
But when you're shopping online you can't do that. So an author with a book for sale online needs to have an excerpt available, so that online shoppers can virtually pick up the book and flip through it. Duh!
So, I've put up Chapters 1-3 on my author web site. You can either read them right there at the site, or download a .pdf version. And I'm hoping to get an excerpt at the Amazon listing too.
I'm slow sometimes, but I can be taught!
(And yes my neck still hurts! I need to find a good masseuse, I think!)