Last Thursday was a big day for me. I hit “send” on a new ms for Bethany House. It’s a contemporary instead of a historical, but the story has many the same elements that characterize my LIHs. The hero owns a truck and a Harley instead of a few horses, but he’s a cowboy at heart. If I put the heroine in the Old West, she’d be running the local paper like she does in the contemporary. No website, of course. But she’d still be in the thick of things and good at her job.
I don’t have a final title yet, but the tentative pub date is Spring 2014. I’m glad it’s a ways off, because I have a lot of background work to do. my website (www.victoriabylin.com) in desperate need of a makeover, and so is my social media stuff. The fact I call it “stuff” tells you this isn’t my wheelhouse.
So here’s what I’d like to know . . . What are the most important things to you as readers about an author’s internet presence? I’d love to hear what you think about everything from Twitter to book trailers to websites.
To say thank you, I’m going to give away a few books. To enter the drawing, just leave a comment. Three lucky winners will get to choose a title from my backlist. Just one exception–I’m out of Wyoming Lawman. (I either gave away a lot more of them than I thought, or my closet ate a box of author copies.)
Here are some questions to get us started. Answer one or as many as you’d like. Or make up your own. That’s even better.
The first place I go online to check out an author’s work is _______________.
My favorite place on an author’s website is ___________________. (booklists, FAQs, bio, etc.)
I don’t like websites that __________________________.
Pinterest rocks because ___________________________.
Twitter rocks because ____________________________.
Facebook rocks because __________________________.
I love book trailers because _______________________.
I skip book trailers because _______________________.
I like to read reviews because _____________________.
I never read reviews because _____________________.
Thank you all for your input! Check back late tonight for the drawing winners.