I have begun using a service called Bublish. Bublish describes itself as, “a publishing technology company that offers cloud-based tools, metrics and resources to equip today’s business-savvy authors for success. An innovative, award-winning platform, Bublish empowers “authorpreneurs” by providing a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution. Launched at Book Expo America in June of 2012, Bublish is changing the way writers share their stories and reach their readers. Thousands of authors around the world use Bublish to promote their work and build their brand.”
I find some of the tools fascinating. For instance, I put excerpts of my books into ‘Book Bubbles’ and then offer some ‘author insight’ into that cut-out piece. Once done, the Bubble is sent out on Twitter and posted to Facebook (other platforms are coming I’m told.) I’ve seen some interest generated by doing this if Bublishes metrics are to be believed.
What I like about the service and the Bubbles is it allows me to give you, the reader, an idea as to what and why I have written what I did. For some of you, this might not hold a lot of interest, you just want the story. For others, those looking for what is driving the story, it may help to understand the meaning behind a character’s actions.
Bublish also has me rethinking my strategy with Amazon. Should I take all of my books out of the Select Program (Kindle Unlimited), a few or none? It is a decision that I am going to need to make fairly quickly. Scores of authors are abandoning Select right now because the disadvantages are outweighing the advantages. I will let you know what strategy I choose.
For my friends and family in Florida, Georgia, and along the Southeastern seaboard, please be very careful this weekend. Heed the admonishments of your government officials. The storms that are heading your way are deadly and should not be taken lightly. Evacuate when you are told to evacuate. The rest of you, please keep all of us in your prayers as even where I am could be affected.
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