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November 25, 2019

Can a Book Be Successful without Social Media? / Vlog


Thank you for your interest in this vlog post on Write with Fey!

A writer once asked me if a book can be successful without social media. This is my answer.

Enjoy!


Can a Book Be Successful Without Social Media?

Length: 7:03



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QUESTION: What your your best marketing techniques offline?


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16 comments:

Heather Erickson said...

Fantastic ideas! One popular write who doesn't use social media is Cal Newport. Your list of things to do to promote books had lots of ways I haven't tried. Thank you for the ideas. A couple of years ago I sent a press release to our local paper, promoting a book signing my husband and I were doing at a coffee shop. It was a huge success! We sold out of our books in 2 hours.

Lisa Thomson said...

Great video and tips, Chrys! I really put a lot of effort into community promo with my first book and I really should get back to that. More community focus and less social media B.S. :P

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are all very viable options for promoting in the real world. Non fiction and history authors really need to approach libraries, because they love those types of books.

We've of course had great success with sci-fi cons and it's not just our sci-fi titles that sell.

Chrys Fey said...

Wow. That is amazing! Local papers can really help.

Chrys Fey said...

Yes! Doing things locally is worth it.

Chrys Fey said...

That's awesome!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Your suggestion of going to non-book events is a good one. I have sold quite a few books at craft events. There is less competition for the readers' attention when you're the only writer there.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for sharing your advice. My blog takes a lot of my time and I don't have much time for more social media. Good to know we don't have to do everything.

nashvillecats2 said...

The only Internet I use is my blog..... no FaceBook , Twitter ect.
Enjoyed your post Chrys,

Yvonne,

Liz A. said...

It seems like everything is online these days. It's not, really.

sage said...

Good ideas, Chrys. It sounds like we need to network—whether via social media or in our communities. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Chrys Fey said...

Exactly. I've heard the same from many other writers who've gone to craft events.

Chrys Fey said...

You certainly don't.

Chrys Fey said...

And that's perfectly all right. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Far from it.

Chrys Fey said...

Networking is probably the most important thing we can do as authors.