If you aren’t Stephen King or Nora Roberts, chances are you’ll have to do much of your own promotional work on your own dime. More and more authors are saving their dimes and scheduling blog book tours. Some authors pay other people to arrange these things while others, like me and quite a few of my friends, arrange our own. The difficult part is finding new websites to guest blog once you’ve hammered away a few times at each of your friends’ websites!
Knowing that most authors run into this same predicament, I thought it might be a good idea to create a community where writers can network for the purpose of guest blogging and learning how to promote themselves inexpensively and cooperatively.
That community is called the Writers Marketing Group (http://writersmarketinggroup.com/). Several free services will be available to authors through this program. The first one is The Writers Marketing Group Blog Exchange (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WMGBlogExchange/).
The Writers Marketing Group Blog Exchange is a database of participating writers who are willing to host guest bloggers on a one-for-one exchange (you host them on your blog one day and they host you on their blog one day). This means no more wasting time hunting for new venues to guest blog when you have a new book release or taking precious writing time to seek out new authors to guest blog on your site when you need them. There are no fees, no charge to register, and you can use the database as much as you like.
I hope you’ll consider joining The Writers Marketing Group Blog Exchange and help me spread the word to other writers – No matter what genre, from YA to erotica, we’ve got it covered. While it is a Yahoo group, it is not a discussion list that will fill your mailbox or suck up your time. I send a maximum of one email per week with guest blogging tips and special guest blogging opportunities passed on by members. Just think of it as a really big tool in your promotional toolbox.
Please join now by going to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WMGBlogExchange/
Thanks for your time!
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Lisa, good idea. I’m not ready to do it just yet, but soon. I’ll have to put a reminder on my calendar, but I’ll be back.
Great idea and post. We need a resource like this. Hope every one else jumps on board. Blog tour anyone?