Hi Everyone! I'm Amy McCorkle. Sorry I'm so late, generally I'm early to everything, and as a rule of thumb I highly recommend it. So allow me to extend my apologies to everyone.
Now allow me to explain my credentials, I'm an award winning screenwriter. I've directed and produced four short films. And have had the good fortune of signing two contracts with MuseItUp Publishing. Those books are launching pads for the sci-fi erotica series No Ordinary Love and the dark romantic suspense series the Lost Legacies, Another Way To Die.
Now that introductions are out of the way let me explain how maximizing your online presense can be done effectively. And while I can't guarantee you bestseller success (no one can) I can tell you how to better your odds.
What I'm going to tell you about today is about the basics you need in order to do that. The first thing you need to have are Facebook and Twitter accounts. One drives traffic to the other. Just yesterday I was hailed out of the blue by someone interested in my books. They're now coming to Fandom Fest in July to meet me and learn more.
Next you must have at least one blog. I have over 2600 hits to my blog since February and over 200 comments overall. I love that. Considering I've NEVER had a blog be that successful. Give it a catchy and easy to remember web address and title. Someone who is brilliant at blogging is MuseItUp's LJ Holmes. They have 7 blogs and have over 50,000 hits. That is fantastic.
Of course as an author you must have an official website. There are several carriers. Weebly, Webs, ect. which will walk you through the whole thing. You can pay for a site too there are several hosts. GoDaddy is a particularly famous one.
Then you have your email loops (yahoogroups) that you want to stay active on.
The object of all of these things is that you're building relationships with your fellow writers and potential fans. I'll now open the floor up to any questions.