Many thanks to all the readers and book bloggers who have left reviews of The Blue Man on Amazon and Goodreads. It really helps boost my book’s visibility and help it to reach new readers, so I want you to know I appreciate all the feedback.
As any Indie author knows, sometimes it can feel like a lonely journey when we don’t have a publishing team or an agent doing all the heavy lifting. Marketing a book is even harder than writing a book – and I for one am learning on the job.
Promoting a book is an ongoing effort. To reach readers, you need to take a relentless approach to advertising. I have been running ongoing sponsored ads on Amazon, which have had a fair few click-throughs and KU reads, or buys, and I’ve been placing paid ads on Bargain Booksy and Awesome Gang among others. It’s all about getting the book in front of the right readers, and it ain’t easy…
With all that in mind, if you’ve read my book, please consider leaving a review or even a star rating. It really helps. Also, I hope you stick around for Book 2 in my Belfast Ghosts series coming later in 2022. 😊
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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