Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 2017 IWSG

April has arrived and it's time for another IWSG post. The Insecure Writer's Support Group was started by Alex J. Cavanaugh. We post on the first Wednesday of the month. To read other post go here.

April 5 Question: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

I did participate in the A through Z Challenge the first year, but after that my health took a nose dive. I had to decide, continue to blog as I had been, or devote my time to writing and critiquing my work and the work of my critique partners. I chose to write. that being said, I can't offer advice for selling my books based on blogging. When I did blog, I didn't notice a lot of sales from my efforts.

How about you? Do you participate in the A - Z Challenge? Does blogging help you sell your books? 



Yolanda Renée said...

I've used the A to Z to market, but huge sales, nope! Still it does create a presence, that is if anyone is truly interested! LOL who knows? It's a drop in the bucket, but you have to start somewhere! I keep plugging away, moving forward - better than sitting still or going backwards!
Hope your health has improved and is improving!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Since I only blog and Tweet, those are my only option for marketing books. It can make a difference if done right.

N. R. Williams said...

Good thoughts, Yolanda and Alex.

Denise Covey - Author said...

Hi Nancy! Most of us have learned that bloggers aren't our market for our books. We have to study how to market gurus like Joanna Penn. She has amazing advice on getting noticed on Amazon and that's what we need.

And in case you didn't go back to WEP and see my reply, this challenge is like any other -- write whatever you like in the theme. Just a bit different for those doing the A_Z.

Hope you are doing well.

Denise :-)

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you, Denise. I did go back to read that. I'll check out Joanna Penn too.