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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Welcome to the Insecure Writer's Support Group Groupees

Greetings, cyber-nuts. This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting to you from my official unofficial first post with The Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop.

Don't know what IWSG is? Well, visit the above link and you'll discover that author Alex J. Cavanaugh put together his swell blog in an effort to help authors succeed in their writing. And the list of authors that've signed up demonstrate how much they appreciate his effort. 

But I, I.B. Nosey, am a Pukelitzer Award winning reporter.

My author -Miss Mae- has signed me on, so here I am, and my Nosey microphone is charged up.

Here's the question this month that IWSG asks: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book(s)? What were the results? 

Miss Mae answers: I'm not aware of the A to Z challenge, but look forward to finding out what it is and of definitely "taking advantage" of it. Sounds awesome.

The IWSG site also states: "Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance."

Miss Mae wants to ask: What have you found to be productive methods of marketing? Though I've tried a PA, use Twitter, FB, Ask David, use marketing from Fiverr, set up a press release -- nothing works. So I am an insecure writer unsure of what direction to take.

Can anyone offer advice? Thanks. :) 

Until next month, this is I.B. Nosey signing off. Be sure to visit the IWSG link and hop over to participating blogs. Also, follow on Twitter @TheIWSG with the hashtag #IWSG.


Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Welcome to the IWSG! It's a wonderful, supportive, encouraging group and we're happy to have you join us. :)

S.E. White Books said...

Welcome! If IB Nosey wants advice I'm afraid I don't have much. Being new to blogging and marketing I have only my eyeballs on your page to offer. My instinct says joining the IWSG hop is a great step towards networking for you though. And you're brave to flit around twitter.

Stephanie Faris said...

UGH, marketing is never, ever easy. There's no magic trick. I've found networking, supporting other authors, and building a small group of supportive friends is the best thing you can do.

Stephen Tremp said...

I've found Fiverr is just a name. You get what you pay for. Five dollars will get you squat. You'll have to pay good money for good finished products there, just like anywhere else.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome to the IWSG!
I think focusing on just a couple sites works best.
There's also setting up a newsletter. Or using Thunderclap to get a message out.