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Monday, October 26, 2015



#TheBestIHavetoOffer       #TheFinalOffer     #BrendaAWhite

Over the past five years, I have participated in several book  festivals. I’ve had a multitude of experiences and I’ve met a lot of authors who I keep in touch with today.  I have been intentional about finding people who I genuinely connect with, to share information and work together in this literary game to get our stories out into the world.  At the end of the day, if people don’t know you, they can’t buy your book. What is your next move?

o  Smile always

o  Stand occasionally (or at least when readers are at your table)

o  Be genuine

o  Tell the reader about  your book in 30 seconds or less

o  Engage fellow authors - you just might find a business partner - this is a business.

o  Engage readers (e.g. What kind of books do you like to read? Are you familiar with my work?)

o  Introduce other authors to readers

o  Capture email addresses of the readers – your most valuable asset

o  Flood social media sites with content about you, the event, authors, and quotes from experts.  (e.g. on FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube, Pinterest) - If you’re not social, you’re not visible. Which site are your readers on?

o  Connect with other authors on social media -- expand your network.

o  Take pictures with readers (book clubs) and ask for permission to post the pictures

o  Tag other authors (with permission and if they are in the picture)

o  In addition to your hash tags, use the event's hashtag (e.g. #NBBF2015)

o  Text your friends /family and ask them to share your posts/status updates

o  Do a give-a-way for liking your Author page, for buying your book, for providing an email address, signing up for your newsletter, etc

o  Leave comments about books you’ve read on social media sites, GoodReads, Amazon, Nook

o  Create an Author Page on Amazon, GoodReads, FaceBook and do a give-a-way

o  Drink plenty of water

o  Maintain fresh breath

o  Remember, readers come to the festival with a budget to buy books

o  Keep in touch

Have fun and enjoy the experience!

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