Happy to report that today, I'm going "back to work" on editing my manuscript. Feels good to be getting back into this project, which I had to put on the back-burner in November at the start of my illness.
Now, one of the things I need to accomplish as part of getting a book deal is boosting my following on social media. It's a sad but true reality of the publishing world that agents and publishers will frequently take a first-time author seriously, no matter how great the book might be, if they already have a sizable presence on the Internet. Publishing is, after all, a profit-centered industry, and publishers now see social media as a measurement of potential sales, especially when considering an author with little or no track record to fall back on. Good numbers on social media can not only affect your ability to get a contract, it can also affect how much of an advance you'd be offered.
While my stats on this blog are excellent (10 years next month, over 800,000 vistors and over 1 million page views), my Twitter and Facebook numbers could be better and they need some substantial boosting -- and FAST.
Can you help? I know we are all inundated with social media and if you're like me, you try to limit your intake to messages from the "essential" people in your life. But I promise I don't (and won't) over-post to either medium (my recent tirade against FoxNews' entirely falsified and inaccurate claim of "no go zones" in Paris was a rare exception). And at least with Facebook, you can "like" me but then "unfollow" my daily feeds (and I still get credit for the "like" part).
Please help me make a strong impression on these literary big-wigs by following/liking me on one (or hopefully both) and by introducing me to your friends, followers and fellow Francophiles and encouraging them to follow/like me as well.
My Facebook "Author" page: Facebook.com/LisaTaylorHuff.Author
My Twitter feed: Twitter.com/theboldsoul
Merci mille fois, mes amis!
P.S. If you follow/like me, of course I'll return the favor!