I am very honoured to be included in the May edition of the Silverlight Cafe Online Magazine , one of ten authors in this edition. The other nine are an incredibly talented group of people and definitely worth checking out.
This is a great way of promoting self-published, indie and new authors and gives the reader a chance to see something of the writer’s background and what inspires them.
One of the greatest challenges facing self-published authors is getting the word out. So you’ve written a book, got a great cover and told all your friends about it, now what? Trying to promote and market these novels is very hard – there are no books shop owners inviting you to display your novel in a prominent position by the door, or asking you to come and do a signing. No posters in windows encouraging people to pop in and browse through the book. It is very easy to come unstuck and begin to feel rather despondent.
Social media offers a light in the darkness, especially online magazines, of which Silverlight Cafe is a wonderful example. It’s a way of ‘meeting’ a group of authors – not always from the same genre – all in one place without having to flick back and forth between websites. It’s a chance to see what they’ve written and why, maybe read an except, even get a link to their books.
If you are interested in what makes writers tick, I’m sure you’d enjoy this magazine, just click here , or on the link above.