Friday, January 3, 2014

Visibility

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Being a mid-list author can be tough. A number of us in this group have hit the New York Times bestsellers list a number of times, and you'd think that would make us household words. Not so. Our readers know us, but being cozy mystery authors, we're thought of as just genre writers.  Even some of our peers in mystery writers organizations look down on us. (It's not nice to be looked at with disdain just because our books don't contain a lot of graphic violence and/or sex.)  Sometimes we're as invisible as Harry Potter in his invisibility cloak.

So, we're always on the look to get our names out there.  I know of a number of places where writers groups and bloggers post and readers can find out about great books, and often for bargain prices.

Here's a brief list of Facebook pages.  I hope you'll check them out and LIKE them:

The Incredible Indie Authors
The Incredible Indie Authors Audio
Need A Great Read?
Dru's Book Musing
Cozy Up With Kathy
Jeanine's Books, Food, Fun

And of course, the Cozy Chicks have their own Facebook fan/author pages:

The Cozy Chicks
Ellery Adams / J.B. Stanley
Deb Baker / Hannah Reed
Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / The Jeff Resnick Mysteries
Kate Collins
Mary Jane Maffini / Victoria Abbott
Mary Kennedy
Maggie Sefton
Leann Sweeney

Try us -- and please, LIKE us! And please, tell your friends.

We're on Twitter, and Pinterest, too.

Can you think of anywhere else where a writer can find visibility?
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P.S.  Don't forget Ellery's latest Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, PECAN PIES AND HOMICIDES will be available on Tuesday.

It's available for Preorder now!  (Preordering will help her hit the Times list!)

Amazon:  http://tinyurl.com/jw93o7m
Barnes & Noble:  http://tinyurl.com/jwwovoz
Kindle:  http://tinyurl.com/jw93o7m
Nook:  http://tinyurl.com/kgxv386
iBooks:  http://tinyurl.com/khar7u5