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What does it mean and how do I start?

So you’ve written a book. Congratulations! We know a lot of blood, sweat and tears go into writing.

Megaphone Society marketing CaseyWe also know authors – especially new authors or those of you who are going the self–publishing route – find themselves asking “now what?

We can relate; we’ve asked the same thing!

Now comes the marketing, the endless selling, the begging people to buy your book, the shameless self–promotion. Understandably, many people are uncomfortable with the notion of marketing yourself. Even more, many don’t have a real notion of how do to it.

One of our goals for the Megaphone Society is to tackle this issue of marketing yourself as an author. We will discuss the basics of marketing through a blog, Twitter, Facebook pages, a website and more. Casey and I are both marketing professionals who are stumbling our own ways through blogging, self–marketing and growing our online communities. We will share our successes, failures and experiments along the way, as well as pass along great resources.

Megaphone Society marketing LarissaTo get started, let us know what questions you have in the comments! Do you want to learn about Facebook pages (different from Facebook personal profiles)? Needing some pointers about starting a blog? Or is it Twitter that seems like an untamable animal?

We’ll hit on all of these, but if there is something you specifically need, let us know!

:: Larissa