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

Great advice from Roz 👍
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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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One thought on “How to blog about your book … without giving too much away

  1. I like the idea of creating a section entitled “glimpses.” It gives the reader the back story into the development of the book. Therefore, you make the reader part of the story. It brings the reader into the process and makes them part of the story. Bringing the reader into the experience always makes the story grow.

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