Played catch-up (again) with writing and sending out this post. Glad there are so few subscribers. I seem to be such a muddle.
Thinking I really need to spend more time working on advancing my book site and not this one. This is like the brain dump marketing for children’s book author – but not doing enough of the actual building up an audience for the book on the book site.
Yesterday I spent some time reading Brian Rathbone’s book on selling more books and then looking at how Brian is doing things with his social media. One of the things he talked about in the book was focusing all outreach upon one central theme. Which is why for his twitter handle he uses @fantasyauthor rather then just his name. This made good sense to me so I quickly jumped into my copycat car and changed my twitterhandle from pattyproctor3 to @fantasyforkids . Not sure if it will do anything but will see.
Now I am trying to think if I can come up with something fun to tweet about like Brian does with dragons. It should focus on fantasy, maybe dogs, maybe what? Not sure. I don’t want to be a total creepy copycat but still come up with something fun that will resonate with kids and fantasy. But of course the problem we have here is that my target audience – kids aged 8-10 – are not doing twitter. AT ALL. So there is the problem, Watson. Figure it out.
I do have a lot of fantasy images that I purchased a couple years ago from Shutterstock – but that was for the puzzle site – and that is not working for me now. So how can I use them? Oh well – it’s in the mental thinking system so maybe something will click soon.
Now I am going to send this out and then go work on updating my GoodReads profile. It’s very dated and doesn’t fit me now at all. Not a bit.
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