Here’s 10 things your friends and family can do to help you and your book catch a little online buzz:
- Set up a Google alert for your name and book titles.
- Search for your name or book title frequently using various search engines. (Google, Dogpile, Alta Vista, Bing, etc.)
- Visit your website and blog, then comment while they’re there.
- Search for reviews on blogs and reader sites (Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing), then comment or click “helpful.”
- Search for and tag your books and put them on a wish list wherever they can. (Amazon, Books A Million, Barnes & Nobel.com,)
- Join discussions about your book on reader forums (Kindle Boards, etc..
- Post reviews wherever they can. (Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com GoodReads.com, Shelfari.com, LibraryThing.com, E-Bay, Powells, FlipKart, We Read, MySpace, etc.)
- Recommend your blogs to syndicated sites such as Digg, Reddit, Technorati, and Stumble Upon.
- Ask for your book at their local library.
- Drop your bookmarks at major bookstores in their area.
Can you think of others?
L.J. – great list! Don;t forget to ask ftiends and family to use Twiiter and Facebook to post comments about your book, blog, or events.
I’m not on Facebook, but I do Twitter friends. All of your ideas are great, especially if you can spread it out among family and friends so no one gets ovewhelmed.
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All useful info, thanks!
Great suggestions. I’ve already done a few of those things, but never thought of the others. Thanks for sharing!
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I by and large do not leave comments on other peoples blog posts!!! Believe me! Still I enjoyed your blog site…especially this post! I have a Related site of my own … Would you mind terribly if I posted a return link from my blog site to your blog site? You do not have to return the favor, I just wanted to inform you as to what I was doing.