GUEST POST: Valuable Tips for Newly Published Authors (& Giveaway!)

Hi there! I’m here with another guest post today as a part of the Across Great Divides blog tour! This sounds like a truly fascinating book and if you scroll to the end of this post, you’ll have a chance to win yourself a copy in the giveaway! So enjoy the post and for any newly published authors, I hope you find these tips helpful!

Congratulations, you’re a published author! You have accomplished what many dream about…now what? Now, you need to become marketing savvy and let the world know about your book.

Create an online presence: Authors need to create a unique platform to generate buzz and gain new readers. Many ways exist to engage with the online community. Build a great website that showcases who you are, your writing and how it is unique and where your book is available, and any other cool or interesting things about you. Blogs are a great way to share your expertise with the online world. Content is king! Social media is where a lot of chit-chat is happening. You don’t need to be on every site, just choose one or two like Facebook and Twitter to engage in conversations and get your work known.

Get solid book reviews: Book reviews, well, good book reviews, are like gold! Reviews are essential for growing book sales. Readers rely on reviews to select their next great read. Ask your friends and family to read your book and post a review. Reach out to bloggers and see if they would kindly review your book.

Enter writing contests: Be brave and showcase your skills by entering into writing contests. Once published, you can submit your book as a way to gain added exposure.

Keep writing and don’t stop: Continue to hone your craft and put aside even 20 minutes a day to write blog posts or even your next book.

Keep at it and don’t ever give up!


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Blurb: Across Great Divides is a timeless, World War II story of the upheavals of war, the power of family, and the resiliency of human spirit. When Hitler comes to power in 1933, one Jewish family refuses to be destroyed and defies the Nazis only to come up against another struggle—confronting Apartheid in South Africa.

More on book
As Jews, life becomes increasingly difficult for identical twin sisters Eva and Inge under the oppressive and anti-Semitic laws of Nazi Germany. After witnessing the horrors of Kristallnacht, they flee their beloved homeland, finally finding a new home for themselves in the beautiful country of South Africa; however, just as things begin to feel safe, their new home becomes caught up in its own battles of bigotry and hate under the National Party’s demand for apartheid. Will Eva and Inge ever be allowed to live in peace? Across Great Divides is a tale of one family’s struggle to survive in a world tainted with hate, and the power of love that held them all together.

About the author: Monique was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and her grandparents were European Jews who fled their home as Hitler rose to power. It’s their story that inspired her to write Across Great Divides. She is also the author of a middle-grade book, Once Upon a Time in Venice, and Monique is working on her third novel, which also takes place during the World War II era. Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


Giveaway!

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