The biggest thing I do for marketing is one-on-one communication with readers. I use Twitter and Facebook and Goodreads to connect with people I believe will have an interest in what I’m writing, then I offer discounted copies and discuss the books directly with them. After years of hearing other authors and agents and publishers telling me what I was doing wrong, it’s a breath of fresh air to hear directly from a reader who has had heart palpitations from reading a particularly engrossing scene or chapter. They are the audience. I believe in letting them decide what’s good and what isn’t.
Kansas City women will have more of The Limited to love with the opening of two new stores in 2011. The iconic fashion retailer’s first store to open of the year is in the Kansas City area at Town Center Plaza at 4868 West 119th Street in Leawood. Plans are in the works to open a new store at Zona Rosa in late fall 2011. The Limited currently operates a store in Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas as well.
The announcement of Cisco Systems’ discontinuation the Flip Digital Video Camera has Flip fan Alex Greenwood feeling “flipped off.”