Tuesday, October 18, 2011

COLUMN: Are You On The Net

Online Promotion Plan VIII

14. Have you researched the online book clubs?

15. Have you created a list of online book clubs that promote your genre?

16. Have you sent out letters of intro?

17. Have you scheduled chats or skype chats?


Online book clubs are similiar to live book clubs, they feature authors and their books. Some even let you discuss the book with the members. Others might feature excerpts of your book. It’s a good way to meet new readers.

Contact your writer friends and see which online book clubs they deal with. Do a google search for online book clubs. Look for the ones that feature your genre. Read their guidelines carefully. You want to know how do they want you to submit your book? Don’t send your book without prior notice. You want to stay on their good side and you don’t want to send your book to someone who doesn’t read your genre.


After the doing your research, now you ready to introduce yourself to the book clubs. Send out your emails and offer your services for a book discussion or chat with an author.


Greetings in the name of literature,

My name is LaShaunda C. Hoffman. I'm currently promoting my new book and would like to introduce it to your book club

(Insert a blurb about the book here)

I hope this is something your book club would be interested in reading. I can send you a review copy if you like.

Please let me know if you would like to set up a book discussion or chat with me.

I look forward to working with you.

LaShaunda C. Hoffman


You can do chats online in chat rooms or over the phone. Or you can do a skype chat. (Never skyped before, talk with your fellow authors for their advice or do a google search and see what you’re missing).

Do what makes you feel comfortable and remember to have fun.

Have a few games to play.
Offer a couple a prizes to those who attend.
Send the book club a sneak peek of your next book and ask to be scheduled for another chat in the future.

Online book clubs can be a fun way to introduce your books to new readers and nice way for you to build your fan base.

Next month we will break down more of these questions to help you continue to build your plan.

Can’t wait to next month, contact me –sormag@yahoo.com.  I’m available for private online promotion coaching.

Until then,

I’ll see you on the net.

LaShaunda C. Hoffman

LaShaunda is the creator of SORMAG – Shades Of Romance Magazine. She has 11 years of experience on online promotion, most she learned from trial and error. She has taught workshops on online promotion and is available for private online promotion coaching.

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1 comment:

Rekaya Gibson said...

Very informative. Thank you for sharing!

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