Best News Ever: Writers no longer have to launch expensive media campaigns to publicize their books. The internet is loaded with free programs designed to help writers connect with potential readers. Many of today's business gurus advocate blogging as a means of keeping readers engaged and interested in their work. Here are a couple of free blog programs to try:
In the past, if writers wanted to give their readers a visual on their story, they faced expensive production costs combined with pricy TV ad rates. Now, practically everyone has access to a video camera so they can shoot their own promos and air them for free on sites like these:
New radio stations are appearing on the internet every day. Many of the personalities at these stations are interested in writers, especially those who offer books in a genre compatible with their format. One of the easiest ways to find out which stations are looking for guests is through Radio Guest List.com http://www.radioguestlist.com/
Writers can even start their own radio station for free by using BlogTalkRadio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/
If video would enhance the promotion of a book, there are also a number of free podcasting sites including Podomatic http://www.podomatic.com/login
There are even some free press release companies to inform readers about author events and news items. Check out Free Press Release.com http://www.free-press-release.com/ and Newswire Today.com http://www.newswiretoday.com/
Writers can then use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Linked In to draw attention to blog posts, internet radio interviews, and upcoming podcasts. There's never been a better time to be promoting a book than the present!