I talk to fans all the time. People who have read a book or two of mine, sometimes all my books, and they are always surprised I have a reader group or a newsletter or even a website. I like to think I'm good at getting the word out of where readers can follow me. I put that information in the back of all my books, on this website, on my Facebook page, and even in my fan group.
But maybe that's not enough. Therefore, I decided for the foreseeable future, I will post on occasion just about everywhere I can all the places where a reader can follow me.
My Newsletter. When you sign up for my newsletter you will get exclusive free stories, early access to book release information, special giveaways, and get to read all my crazy thoughts and happenings in my life. I send out my newsletter about twice a month, sometimes more if there is a release, but I'm fairly consistent.
My Reader Group - SWIM Meet. I don't have enough room here to tell you about this AMAZING group of readers. They are so much fun to hang with. I'm always doing special giveaways and posting silly things. And every Monday I have Monday Menz. That's where I post a curated group of sexy man pics based on a theme. And I always let them see my new covers before the rest of the world.
BookBub. I'm sure you've heard of BookBub where they send you the best deals on your favorite authors. But there's much more to this newsletter site. They now send you emails about your favorite author when she has her pre-order links ready, a new release from her, and even if she recommends a favorite book she read. BookBub is expanding and I LOVE the ideas they've come up with. If you follow me there, you can find out all about the books I'm releasing. And this coming year will be packed with releases from me!
Amazon. Look, I know some of you do not buy your books from Amazon. But, you probably get the occasional email from Amazon telling you about updates on authors you follow. Even if you don't end up buying my books from Amazon (which I will be going wide - all my books on all retailers - in 2019, so it will be much easier to get my books everywhere) they can still tell you what books I have coming out. The whole point of this post is to make sure my readers know what's going on with me, so Amazon can help with that. I want to make sure you know about all the books I have coming out.
Facebook Author Page. I'm not going to lie, Facebook is saturated with people. But it's still a great way for me to reach out to my readers to let them know the latest and greatest from me. And come 2019 I'm going to do more Live Videos on my Facebook.
Instagram. I decided a few months ago to really go for it with Instagram. I always loved those cool pics that people do with their books or what they are working on. And I thought, "I want to do that, too!" So, I did. Come check out my fancy pictures and the crazy ideas that made me take the photo.
Book + Main Bites Romance. I'll admit, I hadn't done much this past year on this romance dedicated site. But all that's about to change. THIS is the site I will release my EXCLUSIVE excerpts from my upcoming books. If you haven't been to Book + Main yet, you MUST check it out. It's a romance readers wet dream.
Goodreads. I feel this site is dedicated to readers, therefore over the years I haven't been very active on it. But, some author friends of mine tell me I MUST do more on Goodreads. I'm slowly, dipping my toes in the Goodreads pool. First thing I promise to do is post more on the site with updates on my books. With all the books I plan for 2019 (5 full length books & 2 novellas) that's going to involve a lot of posting.
Honorable Mentions: Pinterest & Twitter. Since I didn't have a lot of books releasing the past few years, I didn't pin much involving my books. Most of my pins were dictated by my stomach. Warning - don't ever go on Pinterest hungry. But with 2019 being jam packed with book releases, I am picking up speed on Pinterest.
On to Twitter. I don't do much book related on Twitter. Mainly, I retweet stuff I feel deeply about - children with special needs, People with disabilities. Occasionally, I'll tweet something book related, but not much. Twitter is more like my non-author self.