Marla Miller is an old friend and former colleague from the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference. She hosts a great site for "writers on the road" (meaning the figurative road to publication), and now I've joined with her to provide some curriculum to fellow writers.
My first contribution is a short video about the the virtual book tour. You can view it HERE. I enjoyed sharing my opinion (hint: it's a high opinion) of book bloggers, who I call the "new hand-sellers" in today's book market. If you're a writer, and feel intimidated by the online world, I hope you'll check out what I have to say, and I hope it makes getting started just a little easier.
I will be doing other vlogs for Marla in the coming months, so stay tuned, and I'll be sure to keep you posted on this blog.
A final thought. All writers are writers on the road. I'm just as much on the road as you are. Maybe I set off a little earlier, and I'm a bit further on, but it's an arduous process for all authors at all phases of their careers. If there's anything I can say to make it even a little bit easier for others, I'm happy to try.
Please let me know what you think!
Just as a follow-up, I did a little 15-minute interview with Marla for her new Blog Talk Radio show "Marketing Our Muse--Every Writer's Challenge." It's one of many interviews we'll do over the next few months. You can listen to it below: