Now that I have two books on Amazon for Kindle, and many more in the pipeline, I’ve been working hard on building my author platform. So far I have signed up with the following. I thought it might be useful to share my list in case it provides you with a few more ideas for your platform-building. And of course I’d welcome any suggestions of other places where I should be putting in an appearance.
The story so far: 10 day book club; Articlesbase; Bite Size Edits; Bookbuzzr; Booklending; Digg; Ebookling; Expatfocus; Facebook – own page plus in four groups; Feedbooks; Filedby; Free-ebooks.net; Goodreads; Independent Authors; Independent Author Network – thinking about this v seriously (free till 31.8 for one book; Jacketflap; KDP; Kobo; LinkedIn; Livejournal; Library Thing; Lulu; My Writer’s Circle; Pontnoir (local Creuse thing); Pinterest (crafts thing); Reader’s Favorite; Smashwords; Shelfari; Shewrites; Survive France (local); Technorati; Twitter (3 accounts); Wattpad; Your Book Authors*
* = joining fee
I also have two ongoing websites (this one and www.bloginfrance.com) and two more waiting in the wings to accompany my two big adult projects that are coming soon.
Three very helpful books I’ve read on the marketing and self-promotion side are:
How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks – All For Free by Jason Matthews
The First Ten Steps by M R Mathias
How I Sold I Million Ebooks in 5 Months by John Locke
Hope the above helps. I’m convinced it will help me!