From Bewitching Book Tours comes two novels in the trilogy from Author Aoife Marie Sheridan, whose first book, Eden Forest won first place in Writer's Got Talent Competition. That ought to garner your attention…check out this Fantasy/Paranormal series and make sure you read the Author Guest Post regarding marketing…and don't forget to leave a comment!
Book One of the Saskia Trilogy
Aoife Marie Sheridan
Four banished Angels,
A world created by the hands of God,
A Kingdom on its knees,
A secret protected for centuries,
And one mortal can save them all.
Step into Saskia.
City of Secrets
Book Two of the Saskia Trilogy
Aoife Marie Sheridan
A war awaits her arrival,
A warrant for her arrest.
She must rise as a princess,
And Darkness shall fall.
But will their love survive this battle?
For Tristan and Sarajane?
Step back into Saskia.
GUEST POST FROM AUTHOR ABOUT MARKETING
Marketing is by far one of the hardest things to do. So we will start easy.
What becomes a must:
Facebook Fan page
This allows all your fans to interact with you, on a regular basis. I personally find facebook a very effective tool. Fan's that love your work want to know what you’re up to, and what you have been doing.
Facebook also gives the option to pay for promotion - I did it recently just to see how effective it is. So I spent 16.00 euro on promoting my book tour event and so far 140 have added themselves to my event but also have liked my fan page. Will this increase sales? I don't know. Will they really turn up to the event? that I don't know either. But my Book tour for Eden Forest starts 3rd of February , so I will see then and update everyone.
Twitter - I am unsure if this is a great sales tool, it's more like just getting the word out on what you’re doing. I have over 1,000 followers do they hang on my last word, hmmm no, they only thing I like about twitter is that your followers will re-tweet for you and that is what becomes effective. I would tweet about three times a day, not always but that is my objective. Tweets come in so fast yours will be buried under everyone else's. So just to make sure I have been heard I tweet three times a day about the exact same thing.
Website - This by far I find the most powerful tool. A good structured website. It's not enough just to set one up, but you must keep it updated and fresh.
Also to join Goodreads and enlist as an author. This brings your book into the spotless of countless readers. There are groups on Goodreads that will give tips and tricks for marketing also. I recently reviewed an author’s book, and was horrified to see it wasn't on Goodreads. I wouldn't mind it was outstanding. So I added it for her four people have added her book to their list, of books to read. It really shows that Goodreads, is affective, that's four more people that know about this author.
Blogging: The worst thing you could do is this - "Buy my book out now", I don't want to see that, and nobody does, I will just ignore this blog as it holds no interest for me. But what does - be creative and most of all have fun. For my own book I blog once a week about a fact. example: my book is set in medieval times so therefore only candles where used. So I would blog a fact about how candles where made in medieval times and then associate it back to my book at the end of the post. Every time I do this I get three new followers as opposed to screaming about my book. Also get visual Pinterest is a great place to start. Pin pictures that are associated with your story.
So checklist for a blog
Have at least two blogs (My opinion) as you can link them to all your accounts as in (facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Google + ect). Then post visually once a day and post a fact once a week. It doesn't block up people that follow you, and your pictures get their attention.
Aoife Marie Sheridan is twenty eight years of age. She lives in Kells, Co. Meath, a small town just outside Navan. Aoife was raised in Navan but left with her family at the age of sixteen. Aoife has always had a passion for writing but mostly poetry. This is her first time to write a novel.
Aoife Marie Sheridan studied Accountancy and qualified as an accountant technician. She worked in this profession for several years but with the economic downturn she was made redundant.
Aoife Marie Sheridan now spends endless hours reading and writing.
Aoife Marie Sheridan’s first novel Eden Forest placed first in writers got talent.
Goodreads: Aoife Marie Sheridan