Last summer I spoke at the CanWrite! Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, on the Hot Trends, Hot Markets panel. I wish I'd had more time to talk, and since so many writers came up to me throughout the weekend, saying that they'd liked to have heard more about book promotion.
That's one of the reasons why I decided to offer my services as a Book Marketing Coach.
In Part 2 I discussed book collection or catalog networks like Shelfari. The next category of social networks is "bookseller networks", primarily AmazonConnect for US consumers and readers, and Chapters Community for Canadian consumers and readers.
Anyone, writer or not, can join Amazon.com and have a profile page, but they'll be slightly different with AmazonConnect. AmazonConnect is for authors of books sold on Amazon. Authors must apply by filling out the AmazonConnect request form. So if you're a writer with books available on Amazon.com, the first step is to sign up with AmazonConnect.
The Chapters Community works in a similar way. And I know a number of strategies to optimize your experience on either of these platforms and turn your time spent there into sales.
Hire me as your personal Book Marketing Coach and learn how to best use Amazon and Chapters to promote you and your books. Please contact me via GumboWriters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
Canadian suspense author