How Do You Promote Your Work as an Author?

There are many ways to promote your work as an author. I consider myself an author who is still on the job training. Each time I publish a book I have to learn some new ways to promote it. In the process of promoting I learn something new each time. At present I have published 17 books – so that amounts to a whole lot of learning!

I have been fortunate enough to have met some wonderful people online who are fellow authors with more training and experience than I. Under their kind tutelage I have learned about publishing, writing and promotion. I must mention these lovely people so that new authors or aspiring authors will have a better chance at a smooth transition from writer to author.

Here a few of my wonderful and inspiring fellow authors who go out of their way to help others. I thank them profoundly with much love and hugs! Check their websites out and see what I mean.

Sally Cronin – Supports authors by showcasing their books on her blog and has important information about publishing, writing, etc.

Hugh Roberts – Has an informative blog where he supplies helpful information for bloggers/writers/authors.

Chris Graham – His blog is a treasure trove of information for authors. He also creates videos, book covers and book trailers. Chris has created two fantastic book trailers for my two novels.

These are but a few of the lovely people online who are willing to aid others in their quests to survive as authors in this busy, demanding, and highly competitive business. There are many more authors, bloggers, and others who will be happy to help you promote your books. You need to look out there to find them.

Here are more fabulous online friends (authors and bloggers) who have been supportive of me. I am grateful to them for their friendship and for all their help to get my books out there! Please check out their blogs for some interesting posts.

Don Massenzio

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Michelle Clement-James

Bette Stevens

Annette Aben Rochelle – Annette has a blog talk radio (Podcast) show which I was thrilled to be on. It’s fabulous! Check it out!

There are so many wonderful people online that have helped me along the way on my road to being an indie author. Thank you all! Please know that I appreciate all of you even if you were not mentioned here.

Here are some Book Award contests that are supportive after you win.

Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards

Mom’s Choice Awards

Reader’s Favorite Book Awards

This Book Award contest is supportive before, during and after you win. – Aviva Gittle

There are too many more contests to list here but these above are the ones I have entered and/or won that I know well.

Being an indie author can be a daunting job where an author must wear many hats to survive. If you believe in yourself you can accomplish great things. There is nothing that can stop you.

There are many sites that offer you ways to promote your books. Here are some of the ones that I use.

Good Ebooks

Cold Coffee Cafe & Press

Book Town

Here are the social media links I use to circulate my book information that I find most effective.


I hope this information has been helpful to you. Please don’t get discouraged about promoting your work. It’s true it is not an easy task. But if you believe in yourself, you can complete whatever you undertake.


Spread some love around to authors by reading and reviewing their books! They will love you for it!

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your kind support. Please come back again.

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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44 Responses to How Do You Promote Your Work as an Author?

  1. A lovely post, Janice. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and useful links.

  2. Thank you very much for the mention Janice.. it also helps that your books speak for themselves with great covers and wonderful stories. hugs ♥

  3. Many thanks for the mention, Janice ❤ 😀

  4. Adele Marie says:

    A fantastic post, thank you.

  5. allan hudson says:

    There are many fellow authors that know what it’s like and reach out to help, wonderful people, unselfish.

  6. This post is just lovely! I have connected (via) blog with those you thank, above. They are enormously wonderful. Thanks for the tips about the contests – I just may have to enter one. xo

  7. Mae Clair says:

    Wonderful post with such a great collection of links. Thanks for sharing, Janice, and congrats on all of your accomplishments. The online author network is a fabulous one!

  8. Hi Janice thanks for sharing this helpful post. I picked this up through Chris Graham’s LinkedIn post and so very glad I did.

  9. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out this helpful post from Janice Spina’s blog on the topic of promoting our work as authors. I’m grateful to be mentioned as a resource.

  10. balroop2013 says:

    Thanks for those lovely links Janice. We all soar together! 🙂

  11. Thank you for all this wonderful information, so helpful to a newbie. Since I changed my career from fine art to writing 2 years ago I am totally blown away by how many wonderful people there are in the writing community. More supportive than the art community overall. Have connected with Sally Cronin what an inspiration.

  12. I also follow Chris Graham and you are right, so much helpful information on his sight

  13. mihrank says:

    Janice – Humbled by your creative approach in this post, simply creative!!

  14. Thanks so much for the mention, Janice. I’m grateful for your friendship and support! ❤ xo

  15. Congratulations, Janice. I’m sure you’ll share lots of other surprises and good news with us. Thank you for including me among your list of helpers. 🙂 Always my pleasure to help in some tiny way.

  16. Thanks so much for the wonderful mention you gave me in this post, Janice. I can’t thank you enough. I enjoy doing what I do and see it as a way to thank all those (including you) who have given me so much support and encouragement since I came to the world of blogging.
    I am very grateful to you for all the support and encouragement you have given me.
    My best wishes,

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  18. Annika Perry says:

    Fantastic information and links…I’m bookmarking this and will refer to it soon to market my first book. Great share – Many thanks, Janice!

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