If you could give one book promotion tip to new authors, what would that be?
A: I’ve recently started to build a network on Goodreads and have found it to be a strong social media platform for book promotion. I just completed my first book giveaway on Goodreads and was pleasantly surprised by the results. There is no cost outside shipping a book or two to the giveaway winners. Although I did spend a lot of time checking the stats. For a first time novelist with 4 ratings and one single review on Goodreads, over the course of the two week giveaway, I had 647 people enter the giveaway, so 647 new impressions and 79 people add it to their “to-read” list including one person who read and reviewed it during the course of the giveaway. I would recommend new authors explore Goodreads and the range of options for book promotion.
What’s next for you?
A: I am working on a sequel to How Not to Save the World, which is the second book in the Remi Austin Adventures trilogy. The sequel is tentatively titled How Not to Make Friends. I’m shooting to complete it this year. I don't want to give too much away but here is a sneak peek. How Not to Make Friends is a suspense novel set in a world of high culture, high fashion and high-tech gadgetry, about a band of three friends who make a pact to solve the world’s problems, big and small.
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