The best tip I can give you if you're in this business for the long haul is to have an email account.
You need some sort of way for your fans and media to get in touch with you. This past week, I couldn't locate 10 authors. They have no web presence at all. There's no way to contact them so I could do an interview with them.
I know you might not have time to maintain a blog or website, but it doesn't take much time to have an email. This small thing, will make the difference in you getting an interview, a great fan letter or an invite to a conference.
Most publishers have a website that features their authors. If you choose not to have a site/blog, make sure to add an email address to your author page. You might be surprised how much free promotion you get.
DEAR AUTHOR, DON'T BE A JERK. NO, REALLY.
The Other Side Of The Fence
- I believe in promoting authors and their books. Let me introduce you and your books to online readers.
I'm also a happily married mother of three who's trying to break into the Christian writing field. The writing road can be rocky.
I’m available for:
Online promotion coaching
Contact me at:firstname.lastname@example.org