Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Conference last weekend

Last weekend I went to Oklahoma Writers Federation's conference in Oklahoma City. The picture is myself and Vickie McDonough at the booksigning at the conference with friends, Myra, Lisa and Erin.

I had a great time seeing old and new friends. Some of the things I learned were to have a platform (a brand), to have an Internet presence and if possible to become a speaker. Yes, you must write a great book, but promoting yourself is becoming more and more important as publishers cut back in promoting individual authors, especially if you are just starting out.

So what are some things you've done that have been successful in promoting your books? Not successful? If you are a reader, what has caught your attention?

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