Enough has been said about how quickly the world is shifting due to technological and social networking advances. I mean even dvd’s are now downloadable – legally. Just think that doesn’t bode too well for DVD stores around the world as, along with these advancements, follows the need to leave the house even less. Soon everything will be downloadable except for maybe a house or a car… but then again you never know.
Almost everyone is tweeting, blogging, Facebooking etc. and after fans, followers and friends But how is this affecting the world of self- publishing?
I recently read and great article in the UK Guardian titled “How to become an EBook superstar” where successful e-book markerters are quoted about the world of e-books. 1 point really stuck out for me about the whole social networking angle to selling books.Below it is.(I’ve taken the liberty of editing the comments in the article)
1. Don’t just rely on Twitter or Facebook
(I’ve taken the liberty of editing the comments in the article)
Every author must create a website. Some people survive off Twitter or a blog, but you need an online presence. Most people who buy books want to find out more about the author and they can’t find that from a Twitter feed. A website is a sales platform, it’s a marketing platform and it’s a potential global presence. A website with information about future releases can provide more publicity than Twitter and Facebook combined.
In the meantime please check out my website www.calminstorm.com while I carry on tweeting, Facebooking, etc.
Have a good weekend