AH! So you just published your book! You are looking for reviews? Need some help to spread the word across social media?
Yeah, me too! Join me as I explore ideas, thrash out concerns and observations, and look into new ways to push a burgeoning, and profitable, social traffic.
I am Virginia, the editor and publisher of historical author and grandfather, Patrick John “Stanley McShane” Rose. Like he, I’m short of time and money. Professing to be a “sailor, prospector, miner, and cowpoke,” he had a lifetime of experiences to write about, which the scalawag did in the late 20s/early 1930s.
McShane left me a trunk full of his manuscripts, short stories, poems, and paintings for publication, in eloquent Victorian-style hand-written instructions. Back then, they didn’t have self-publishing available. I published “Cocos Island Treasure” first. Please see my book page for a complete list of the six books, descriptions, and links for purchase. Talk about a learning curve! Self-published means you will probably spend more time in marketing and promotion than creating the plot, researching, re-writing, and editing than writing the original novel. (Then opens Pandora’s box!)
The push for sales includes begging for reviews. And now with the advent of social media, comes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Linked In, book trailers, and blogs–the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Grandpa–you owe me–Big Time!
If I’m not writing articles, I’m reading or reviewing for you! Please read my Submission Guideline page for information on how to submit your review request. I post my reviews on Amazon as well as Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, and I am a member of NetGalley. My posts are linked to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
I participate in book tour reviews and book spotlights for Great Escapes Book Tours, Sage’s Blog Tours, and a number of other blog tour operators sharing spotlights, book blitzes, cover reveals, and reviews.
I love comments, ideas, sharing, and followers! And I want to hear your experiences as you struggle on the same path. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (But please remember my name is not Stanley–I’m Virginia.) Better yet–follow this blog and let’s share what we’ve learned!