BEFORE YOU ARE PUBBED:
Get a website. You want to make a name for yourself? Not computer savvy? Then hire someone to make one for you. Get all the basics out of the way on your website: Home; Bio; Books; Links; Contact. Be sure to put something on your site that will draw a crowd. A special links page, contest page, articles.The more you get done now, the less you will have to do when you get published, and trust me, you will be glad you did.
Book a Design: http://www.bookadesign.com/
Glass Slipper Web Design: http://www.glassslipperwebdesign.com/
Romance Designs: www.romancedesigns.com/
The Romance Studio: www.theromancestudio.com/webservices.php
Kismet: http://kismetdesignco.com/ (a new designer trying to get started, but has lots of potential)
Start a Blog (Bloggers see 10-15% higher sales than authors who don't use them services)http://www.blogger.com/
Things you can do to get your name on the web or promote yourself after you sell:
Set up a myspace: http://www.myspace.com/
Set up a bebo: http://www.bebo.com/
Set up a facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
Set up a shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/
Put information up on RomanceWiki
Books Content Update Form: http://www.amazon.com/gp/content-form/?ie=UTF8&product=books
You must first set up a regular account with amazon and then you can join AmazonConnect where you can input information like a bio and even set up a feed to your blog.
This isn't a tenth of the things I've done to prepare for being published. If you are interested in learning more, I have a 'writer's page' on my website that offers lots more.
Thanks for having me on today and I hope you all get a chance to check out my website to get a peek of my debut book, HER ONE DESIRE, from Zebra books.
England 1483--Astride a stolen horse, encircled by the shackled arms of Broderick Maxwell, a Scottish spy escaping certain death in the Tower of London, Lizbeth Ives rides to the north, hidden by the merciful darkness. By stealth and by cunning, the daughter of the Lord High Executioner has undone her father's cruel work, compelled to save the innocent man with her. There is no turning back—they are bound as one in his iron chains. Consumed by mortal fear, driven by passion, they disappear into the night…
A single raven follows them. Is it an omen? Or only the first of those who would capture them? They must ride on. If captured, they will face death together. But if they reach Scotland, he will claim her for his own…forever.
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