I certainly don't follow the mantra of if you build it, they will come. Having released a book is nice, having people know about it is better.
That is why I
- Blog, although I do enjoy blogging. There is a certain 'power' that comes from thinking that someone, somewhere might get some enjoyment or assistance from what I post.
- Network my book through various sites such as:
- Offer my book to popular blog review sites
- Read other blogs / websites to glean insights from what they have learned
This link is amazing: 21 tactics to increase blog traffic - he definitely has his techniques down to a fine art.
This link is amazing: Goodreads: how do books get discovered? - it gives an insight on where prospective readers come from - it's a must read for anyone that is just starting out.
This is round one - where I will be at round ten is anyone's guess. The one thing I do know is that I will come out of my corner with all guns firing.