This month, the Fictorians provided a wealth of information about starting, managing, and growing our critical fan bases.
We discussed starting with what we have – friends and family – to begin building our street team and fan base. And did a deep dive into the pros and cons of running a fan forum.
We explored using Mailing lists, working our newsletters, and a reminder that we don’t write in a vacuum, nor do we have to go it alone. We explored options for collaborating with other authors and cross-promoting.
For those willing to be sociable and interact with fans and the public, we had three posts discussing using conventions and appearances, speaking engagements, and school visits.
We discussed the power of tapping the tremendous community of indie bookstores.
And we even discussed ways we get in our own way and prevent success.
So take some time and review the amazing posts from this month again. There’s meat in there for newbies and experienced authors alike.