We recently talked about genres vs. tropes, and how understanding them is crucial to marketing your novel and finding your target audience. We also talked about the fact that each genre contains a wealth of subgenres, which help you narrow down your readership and marketing strategy even better. However, there’s one more thing you have…
The reality is that you need to have some sort of online presence. The goal here will be to lay out some approaches and ideas and help you decide how this can work for you. Here are some thoughts on building Instagram for authors.
The bottom line is this: Be good at what you do. Spend your time practicing and honing your skills. If you are good and you put yourself out there, you’re much more likely to build an audience that is committed and willing to follow you to whichever platform you land on.
If there are two publishing industry terms I see mixed up the most, it’s probably synopsis vs blurb. Both are very important to the publishing process, so it’s important to know the difference to be professional in conversation, and to accomplish your publishing goals.
In addition to using a pen name for different genres or to keep your fictional persona separate from your real-life, there are other reasons someone might choose to write under a nom de plume.