I know we have a lot of published writers who comment here, and I’ve been meaning to set up an organized way to post about their books for awhile, and I just got nudged (politely) to do that, so here’s what I think.
I think if you’re a steady commenter here–Deb, Gin, Charlene, Jo, Laura, Roben, Kate, Jane, my mind is tapioca but I know there are a lot more–then we want to know about your books (fiction or non-fiction). Which means they should get a post with your book cover, your blurb, a link to where to buy, and so on, and then, of course, all of the comment section to talk about it in detail. Shorter blurbs are better because people wander off if they’re too long, but you can add anything you want in the comments, and people can ask questions about the book, about writing the book, about publishing the book (no, don’t ask how much they got for it), about your next book, whatever. I know a lot of you have published books this year, so let’s say if you published something in 2018, it is officially a new book, and I’ll put up a post on it on a Monday, Tuesday, or Friday, where you’ll have the comments all to yourself and your book (instead of on Good Book Thursday which will have comments that go all over the place).
So here’s what I need (stuff with asterisk is required, the other two would just be nice):
*Your Argh username.
*Your Name as it appears on the book, on Amazon, etc.
*The title of the book.
Your blurb (can be longer than a Bookbub blurb, but keep it as short as possible; it’s a teaser, not a description).
*Your book cover unless it’s already on Amazon and I can just steal it from there.
*The link to buy it.
The link to your website where there’s more info.
NOTE: Do NOT spread this around to author lists. If somebody hasn’t been posting regularly enough in the comments that people here will recognize their username, it’s not a community thing. This is for family.
And I apologize for taking so long to do this. I’ve been out of publishing for so long, I forget other people are dealing with it.