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Published on May 1, 2013
http://instituteforwriters.com Writerpreneur/Author/Illustrator Katie Davis tells in the series of tips for writers on how to promote your book and your career using video, why you as a writer need to be using video for your book publicity.
Yay! Another Video Idiot Boot Camp Tip!
You need to be making videos
Hi I'm Katie Davis and I'm an author and an illustrator. I've created this series of tip videos because I really think that writers and illustrators need to be creating videos and I wanted to demystify the process. So...let's get started...
Remember when phones were for talking? And remember when writers just had to.... write? And all you had to do online was have a page up that said Joe Schmo, Writer. And that's it... and for like for four years you just keep it up there and you didn't have to do anything and bad would happen.
But it's not like that now, and the world is spinning faster faster. No! You have to keep up now! There is Facebook and Twitter, and blogs and pinterest and you web site and ug!
Now we're expected to juggle! Writers need to keep up. And it's important to do that. But do you know what the BEST way to keep and get your work in front of readers? Ironically it's video.
Video is THE way to get the word out on you, your work, and connect, whether you're a big traditional hard cover, complete with dust jacket kahuna or a pre-published kindle-ite type indie author.
Why? If YouTube gets 4 billion - that's billion with a B - VIEWS per day, it WILL drive traffic to your site. Don't freak out - It's okay. Right now you might be freaking out. I'm here to help. And it's easy.
In the next tip, I'm going to explain to you exactly why video will help you reach a broader audience. That's it for now!
Want to see the first lesson of Video Idiot Boot Camp for free? Click that link right there!