So, I guess first we should thank Richard Stephenson for copying us all into his original email asking for help with promoting his ‘Collapse’ freeby (accident or well thought out plan to help us indie authors?) - Cheers Richard!
I see this newly formed group as a way for us writers to get our work and our promotions out there and in front of potential readers that wouldn’t necessarily have come across our blogs or tweets, etc.
I know there are other groups like this around, I guess some are still going strong and others have likely flaked away into nothing.
I would say the best thing for the Facebook page is to put up your info for any promo help with all info and appropriate links in place. I think things will work a lot smoother if the author of the book does as much of the work as possible, allowing the other group members to just copy and paste into a tweet or blog post, or even just share on FB.
Of course, we can be super helpful if we have the time and the inclination to write a short blog post for promos and why your followers should download the book, which is to be commended, but I think we’d all agree that any help in this business is a big boost.
I’d also like to think we can answer each other’s questions on the Facebook page.
I think as a guideline, maybe every time you tweet something using this tag, as a courtesy, perhaps tweet two or three others tweets which incorporate #IASNet. I believe this should keep the wheels turning. We are not expecting each other to spam our own followers for the sake of this group.
Ultimately, I hope we are all here to help each other. If we can each dedicate even just ten minutes a week (there is obviously no maximum time limit) to retweeting or mentioning in a blog post a book promotion by someone in the Indie Author Support Network, then I don’t see how this experiment could fail.
Please feel free to leave comments/recommendations for the group here until the Facebook page is up and running.
One last thing…
My book ‘Get Clean’ is available for free both Sunday 14th April and Monday 15th - Below are the links, and if you could mention the freeby in a blog post that would be awesome. I’ll tweet the info using the new hashtag!
Amazon US – http://amzn.to/Z9RW1O
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/YcAUv1
I thank you all in advance for your help.
Jams N. Roses