From Rick:

I had intended to do a different post this week, and had not intended to do a part 5 of this series, not yet anyway, but we’ve received several comments about it. We rarely get comments on the blog, which is fine because we know from the hits we get that it’s being read and growing. However, because we’ve received comments on this topic, I felt that a follow-up was called for.

That said, the actual post is going to be very short. It’s going to consist of extremely helpful links on the topic and not our thoughts. Among the links below are very many excellent pieces of information that will require substantial time for you to digest, probably way more than a week’s worth.

(The topic for this week was to have been “How to vary your sentence structure.” We’ll post that next week, then we’ll take a week off for the holidays to allow Scott and me to recover from food comas.)

Onward…

The first comment about the marketing blog post came from Indies Unlimited (which you should definitely subscribe to if you don’t already). Scott and I considered it a huge honor that they took notice of our little blog. Their article is well worth reading.

INDIES UNLIMITED: SUCCESS IS NOT A MERITOCRACY

A second link came from Kimberly Grabas’ site that listed notable articles on marketing and promotion, and it further validated what Scott and I are doing.

YOUR WRITER PLATFORM

The third comment, the one I’m featuring, came in late last week from Phil Bolsta and offered a link to his post regarding book promotion. It is, in his words, a “comprehensive book promotion post.” I think that’s an understatement. It’s a HUGE post with many references and links in it. It will take you (and us) a long time to get through it, but it’s totally worth it. The advice he’s amassed is phenomenal. This is going to help a lot of people because it covers promoting you as an author as well as your books. Thanks, Phil.

PHIL BOLSTA: HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK LIKE A PRO!

As always, Kris Rusch is staying on top of promotion. Her four-part (so far) series on Discoverability contains her usual sage advice worth reading and acting on.

KRIS RUSCH: DISCOVERABILITY PART 1

KRIS RUSCH: DISCOVERABILITY PART 2

KRIS RUSCH: DISCOVERABILITY PART 3

KRIS RUSCH: DISCOVERABILITY PART 4

There it is. I highly recommend you take time to digest all of this information, decide what applies to your particular situation (not all of it may), and begin to act on it. After all, it’s your writing career at stake if you don’t.

–Rick