I’ve had a website since the beginning. I keep it up to date with each new book that comes out, along with a buy link and the first chapter where I’m appearing, and what I’ve posted on Twitter, which usually links to my latest blog posts. http://fictionforyou.com/
My personal blog is http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/ and I usually have something new every two days. I have guest blogs and also tell about what I’m up to both in my writing life and personal life.
On the first and third Tuesdays, I blog on the following blogs:
I comment on other people’s blogs.
I have a monthly newsletter, and when I’m making a personal appearance I have a guest book for people to leave their email addresses if interested in subscribing. If anyone would like to subscribe, all you have to do is email me: email@example.com My newsletter always tells what I’ve been doing and some promo for my latest book, and a bit of personal news. I often get replies from my subscribers.
And of course there’s Facebook. I love Facebook. I never ever put anything political on my status. What I do put is stuff about my writing, promotion including my stops when I’m on a blog tour, and personal stuff that I do. That’s what I like on other people’s status posts.
I belong to several groups and mostly promote on them when I have a new book—and definitely when I’m doing a blog tour like this one.
I love doing blog tours but they are very labor intensive to set-up, writing the posts that people might like to read, and promoting each stop.
I’ve done the freebie or cheap book offer and besides many down loads, I’ve sold a lot of books too.
The in-person events I like best are library talks, either by myself or being on a panel. I always give a copy of my book or books to the library.
We have no bookstores nearby. I have three independent bookstores I like to give presentations in but I must drive quite a ways to get to them. Sometimes the event is successful and I sell lots of books, sometimes not. I always have fun.
I love giving presentations at writers’ conferences.
Book fairs and craft fairs are fun to do, and I usually do two or three a year.
And that’s what I do for promotion.
Blurb for River Spirits:
While filming a movie on the Bear Creek Indian Reservation, the film crew trespasses on sacred ground, threats are made against the female stars, a missing woman is found by the Hairy Man, an actor is murdered and Deputy Tempe Crabtree has no idea who is guilty. Once again, the elusive and legendary Hairy Man plays an important role in this newest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty-five published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest River Spirits from Mundania Press. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra. Visit her at http://fictionforyou.com and her blog at http://marilymeredith.blogspot.com/
Contest: The winner will be the person who comments on the most blog posts during the tour.
He or she can either have a character in my next book named after them, or choose an earlier book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series—either a paper book or e-book.
Tomorrow you’ll find me at Morgan Mandel’s Book Beat Babes http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ Topic: Where do the Minor Characters Come From?
Links for RiverSpirit blog tour
From the publisher, all formats:
Visit me at http://fictionforyou.com/