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May14
How To Promote Your Writing

Personal Days: A NovelThe work doesn't stop when you publish your book. 

Earlier this week Ed Park--my editor at The Believer and one of my favorite literary essay-writers, published his first novel. It's called Personal Days, and he's taking off for a book tour as we speak.

Besides the tour (check him out at McNally Robinson next week), Park has a guest spot on a blog, a long-running printable newsletter called The New-York Ghost, a book website and an email list to help people find his book.

Worn out yet? That's just the beginning...here are some links that might help you get out the word about your book, blog or other kinds of writing.

Over at the Urban Muse, here are some tips about How To Get People To Read Your Blog. On this blog, Jeff Gordinier recently explained how he built his book promotion effort from scratch. Finally, over at The Book Publicity Blog, there's some great advice about reaching out to book clubs:

"A lot of marketing departments reach out to book groups.  Booklist’s Book Group Buzz blog lists some sites that feature online reading guides."

 


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