Thirty days ago, I was a Book Marketing newbie. I was literally a ghost without a house to haunt. I had all the right "stuff"--the rattling chains, the appropriate moans and "boos"--but I was floundering in the sea of "What to do", "Where to do it", and "How to do it" Luckily, immersing myself in D'vorah's Book Marketing Challenge supplied all the answers I needed.
What did I learn in 30 days? Sooooo much, but here are some of the highlights. The challenge helped me to understand that marketing is a grand scale thing, and that the only way to "master" it, is to divide it in small goals, and then perform one or two action steps every day to reach that goal. (Literally, The Ghost finding the Right House to Haunt).
Secondly, I learned who I am as a paranormal romance writer (my brand), and I learned what my message is, and where to go to deliver that message (my target audience for The Haunted House). I also learned many "entertaining tricks of the trade" to make the audience fans of my Haunted House, and thus, inclined to visit it on a regular basis (my website/blogs). Lastly, I realized Beth Barany was right when she said, "It's never to late to re-discover our dream" or "revive it". Over the last 30 days, I know I've revitalized mine.
Just like the ghosts in my first novel, The Kindred, I've discovered that communication with an intended target is the key to releasing an imprisoned soul (there's that ghost-haunting thing again). So, if you like, entertaining stories that ride the edge of two worlds--the human and spiritual--I hope you'll think of reading The Kindred or The Sacred Circle. But more importantly, if you need some one to read and review your novel, I'm only a short E-Mail away.
Now, on to Blog Hop and the finish line...P.S. Thanks to D'vorah and all the bloggers, who so graciously gave of their talent and time. You rock!