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How to blog about your book … without giving too much away


A breath of fresh air (i.e., solid, rational advice) from Roz Morris :-)

Nail Your Novel

4356751856_0a4cd864a3_oFollowing my post about not talking about novels I’m writing, I’ve had this question:

I am a new author (just signed) and I am struggling with how to share parts of the story to entice readers while also protecting its integrity. Any suggestions?

Don’t be a tease
My first question is this. How far off publication are you?

If it’s more than a couple of months, you might be wasting time by giving specific details about the book. Internet shoppers are slaves to impulse. They want to buy instantly. There’s no shortage of shiny new stuff to keep their £££s busy. If you can’t offer an instant purchase or pre-order, they’ll go somewhere else and who knows if they’ll remember they even considered your book? And if you flirt with them too often without following through, you’ll wear out their interest. Don’t waste your shots.

Be discreet about the…

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2 responses to “How to blog about your book … without giving too much away

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris September 19, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Thanks for the reblog, Alexander!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai September 19, 2016 at 2:19 am

      You’re quite welcome, Roz :-)

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