Marilyn Hudson, Librarian from Norman, has established a website to promote Oklahoma authors. ”When your book is nearing publication or newly published and available for purchase, please send me the information and any links to places it can be purchased, author websites, etc..
I run a website that promotes Oklahoma authors and books that is linked from a couple of state websites and gets heavy traffic. It is OK Writers at http://www.okwriters.blogspot.com/ I also maintain a site that can promote all non-Oklahoma authors called Author Junction at www.authorjunction.blogspot.com.
Many new authors believe their publishers will “do all of that” – the promotion, marketing, horn tooting. The truth is that even with the “big name” publishing houses they expect authors to be their own most excited and prolific promoter. As an author you love to write but may cringe at the thought of promoting yourself or your book.
Also, some publishers can also be pretty hard to locate on the web and that means your book may be hidden to potential buyers. The more times you can be mentioned on the web improves chances of search engines finding and keeping your listing prominent for searches.
That is where OK WRITERS and AUTHOR JUNCTION can help. Best of all – it is FREE! I try to balance all types of publishing and have showcased authors from across the region. I have even posted from Tyndale Publishers for appearances by one of their authors.
Let me assist in making your author experience successful and profitable.
Also, there is a new social network for OK Performers and Presenters with a group for “Authors & Writers”. Connect with other writers, share critiques, get advice, share news and frustrations, learn how to do dynamic book readings, exciting book signings, etc. Visit and join “OKLAHOMA PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS” www.oklapp.ning.com. If you do workshops or presentations, get listed on the “OKLAHOMA PERFORMERS DIRECTORY” www.freewebs.com/okperformers.
Why are these services being provided free of charge? Simply an attempt to promote the emerging author because tomorrow’s great author is at work today.”
Very cool Marilyn, thanks for the good work. Hope everyone checks out these sites and check back with me later in the week for a Thanksgiving Oklahoma Author Reading List.