Friday, 6 January 2012

Promoting Your Characters...

Now we all know that promoting your latest book is very important for sales (and future books perhaps), but have you considered promoting your character as a way of getting interest in your book?

Writer Rosalie Warren has started promoting her new fictional character from a ghostly tale- MarieT's story is about her upbringing by sisters/nuns, who may be ghosts...

She has her own Twitter handle @MarieTGhost and a blog Brought Up By Ghosts

Now perhaps this is something that is much more effective for children's/YA fiction. But do you think it would work for other genres?

We all know that writers need to use social media to promote their work, and I think this is quite a fun and different way to do it, engaging potential readers.

So what do you think of this? Would you try it, or do you think it might not work as well as usual social media methods?

Personally, it's an interesting idea...







10 comments:

Rob Crompton said...

Hmmm.. You've got me thinking.

S.K.Adams said...

I think it's a very good idea. I may well try this myself at some stage.

Teresa Ashby said...

Sounds like a great idea!

Carolb said...

I'll look forward to seeing them in the future, all of you. :-)

Morris Traveller said...

This is interesting. On Friday I thought I'd take two of my characters and give them blogs as a way to get me moving on their stories.

I set them up yesterday.

Today I went to Marie's blog after a re-tweet on Twitter and then came here.

Another synchronous moment?

Carolb said...

Welcome, Morris Traveller. All the best with your characters blogs.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I've seen a few other authors let their characters do interviews. Maybe a good idea!

Carolb said...

I think that's a good idea too, Rosemary.
Anything is worth trying when promotion is such an essential element of getting sales. :-)

Marie T Ghost said...

Thanks for mentioning me, Carol.

I'm excited to meet other interesting 'characters'!

Maxi said...

wow, that's a really interesting idea. Definitely something to ponder on!