Thursday, July 13, 2006

To Be Seen and Read

Somewhere someone mentioned on a thread (vague much? Sheesh, chick) how hard it is to find places to advertise their Chick-Lit book on the web. Immediately I thought, “Have you thought about advertising on Bluefly.com, Go Fug Yourself, or Manolo’s Shoe blog?” (Google the name to get the links; I plan to add them in tonight.)

Of course, if you asked me where to advertise for a scifi novel I wouldn’t have an answer for you, but I figured y’all might have an idea or two. Name the genre of book and where you would (or have) advertise online to get someone’s attention. I’ll compile it all together (I swear) and add it to the reference links I’m going to put up as soon as I have rainy weekend.

Makes sense? (God, I hope so because without more coffee this is about as coherent as I’m going to get).

Hasta luego.

7 comments:

Robin Brande said...

Great idea! I'm all ears/eyes.

Bethany K. Warner said...

If it were sci-fi, I'd hit ain'titcoolnews and probably some of the fan boards. Most of the sci-fi stuff (like Firely/serenity) have a really passionite fan base with message boards. great place to build some buzz.

Caryn said...

Those are fantastic ideas for sites on which to advertise!

Eileen said...

Go to yahoo groups and type in Sci Fi- it will bring you a whole list of groups and blogs.

Stephanie said...

Locus is just about the only site where I'll actually click the ads now and then.

Kendall said...

I would think that, unless it was a media tie-in book, a media-related message board wouldn't be a good place to advertise. But maybe I just believe too much hype? The hype sez (a) most die-hard media fans don't read much non-media stuff (which I do believe, to an extent), and (b) plenty of them don't even read the media stuff. (The latter must be an exaggeration; otherwise, who buys all those bestselling Star Wars books? ;-)

For SF/F, I'd try online review zines like Emerald City, SF Site, SF Revu, SFcrowsnest, et al., and maybe places like The Alien Online. (But I use SafariBlock to block a lot of ads, esp. the really annoying ones -- (a) animation, and (b) ads placed in the way of seeing actual content.)

BuffySquirrel said...

Umm, Making Light?