Hello and welcome to the IWSG blog hop.
What is IWSG? Founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and author Alex J Cavanaugh explains the group's purpose is "to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!" You're invited to become a member of this supportive group.
The group blogs the first Wednesday of every month. The list of bloggers is always available so you can hop around to the author blogs filled with humor, advice, and thought-provoking topics on writing and publishing. You can find the list of participants at Alex's IWSG page.
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Marketing My Brand by J.Q. Rose
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Who's your audience? That's what all the guru marketers ask. You have to know your audience to sell products. Is that true for writers trying to sell their books? I ask because I am insecure about how to market J.Q. Rose. I don't have one specific group to target because I write mysteries and I write non-fiction. See? I think I must be breaking the code of marketing.
When I decided to write non-fiction books, I checked to see if any other author was combining their fiction and non-fiction books. And they are. Even Stephen King. Well, I'm no Stephen King, but when I think of his books, I think scary stories. Just look at how well he has done with his book On Writing. I bet there are IWSG writers here who mix up genres in fiction or who have fiction and non-fiction on their amazon author page. If so, how DO you market your brand, your name?
Please leave your suggestions, how-tos, greetings in a comment below and help me out. Thank you so much!
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About J.Q. Rose:
|Author J.Q. Rose|
After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction. Her published mysteries are Sunshine Boulevard, and Coda to Murder released by Muse It Up Publishing. With her non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed!, she returns to her first love, writing about real people. Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She spends winters in Florida and summers up north camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.
Connect Online with J.Q. Rose
J.Q. Rose blog
Girls Succeed blog
Smashwords Author page