The other day on WOW! Women On Writing‘s blog I wrote a post about my quest for readers. If you want to read that post, you can check it out here. Basically I am wondering, how does an author find readers?
I have asked my publisher and writer of dystopian women’s fiction, Robin Tidwell, this very same question. She talked to me about how I don’t really have books in the same genre or for the same age group, but currently, I have something that ties all three books together. That’s GIRLS. All 3 of my books have strong, smart, brave girls as the main characters, and so that’s my angle.
But my question is this: how do I use this angle to find readers? This is where I need the help of my wonderful friends, co-bloggers, writing friends, complete strangers–I don’t care. JUST. HELP. ME. (I’m not above begging, as you can see.)
Here’s what I’m wondering. What would you want to read about on a blog post or Facebook status or well-constructed 140-character tweet about girls–from ages 3 to 18? If you are a girl from age 3 to 18, what do you want to read about? Other strong girls? Programs for girls? Self-esteem issues? Sexuality issues? Being equal to boys? Frozen? Etc. Etc.
Anyone who comments here or on Facebook is going to be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card in my current Amazon gift card contest. Other ways to enter are to sign up for my newsletter on this page: http://margodill.com/blog/ or buy one of my books with girls as the main character in the holiday sale, where they are cheaper and come gift-wrapped. That info is here: http://margodill.com/blog/books/
Okay, who’s got a good idea? Share and maybe win!