HEY! It’s the Nonnie Jules Blog Tour!

Here we are on the third day of my 15 day “HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  ARE YOU WATCHING NONNIE WRITE?” Blog Tour and today I’m with one of my uber-supportive fellow board members, Beem Weeks.  Beem and I share a common passion.  Most of you know him as @voiceofindie on Twitter.  I know him as my very supportive and loyal friend.  Support, is what we both stand for and strongly believe in.

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This month marks the one year anniversary of my burst onto the social media scene and during that time, I have published three REALLY GOOD books, and have learned so very much about the industry.  Although I’ve been a writer for most of my life (actually, I was born one), I only just became a published author in 2013.  Some might say “In that short amount of time, what does she know?” Well, I’m here to tell you that “SHE” has learned a lot!  “SHE” has taken the time to hone her skills in the writing department as well as her knowledge.  “SHE” has taken the bull by the horn and run full speed ahead in building her author platform and establishing herself in the writing industry.  “SHE” is making her name KNOWN.

On each stop of my tour, I share with you tips on writing, publishing and support, all topics equally important to the writing industry.  I hope that what I am imparting, you will take, mull over, and then act on in the best interest of YOU.

 

With that being said, here is…

“JUST LIKE MOTEL 6, I’LL KEEP THE LIGHT ON FOR YA!”

In the days of old, you would never have had such open access to authors.  Wanting to speak with them, see them, interact with them, was an evil none dared expect, yet many were hopeful about.  Having their contact information such as a direct mailing address, was just unheard of.  There were publicists, managers and agents that you had to go thru just to request an interview or a speaking engagement.  And most of the time, your requests never even reached their waters.

Today, we Indie Authors are a different breed.  Readers worldwide have all the means necessary to reach out to us and to interact with us directly.  Email, voicemail, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn…all avenues open to the general public.  So, with that visibility and accessibility, why do so many authors keep their readers in the dark?  Any opportunity that you have with a reader is a new opportunity for you to turn them into your very own loyal fan for life…you know the ones I’m speaking of, don’t you?  They’re the ones who buy your books MERELY because you wrote them!

Here are just a few ways that you can become your very own version of MOTEL 6:

1)       Make selling your books to new readers the start of a lifelong relationship.  Don’t just take someone’s money and run, engage and allow yourself to be engaged.

2)      Encourage readers to contact you and regard this as an opportunity to serve them, to help attract new readers through word of mouth, and to publicize everything you can offer them…in this regards, many great reads.

3)      On social media, take the time to reach out to your followers ever so often and try to respond to everyone who has reached out to you directly with a question, tid bit or even just a morning Hello.

4)      Welcome the chance to say THANK YOU and always reward those who so generously help you.

I know authors who act as if they are on top of the world, and in their minds, almost untouchable.  But here’s the deal, when your ego is that big, the pop when it explodes makes a noise so loud that if you weren’t standing alone before it happened, you will surely be standing alone afterwards.  I don’t want you to have to stand alone.  My wish is for you to be successful beyond measure and surrounded by adoring readers and fans…always.  But for this to happen, you must make yourself accessible to those who can make you successful.  It is a must that you stand out,  because as we say in the South,  Authors are as common as churches and liquor stores…there’s always one on the very next corner.  That means, that if you’re not open or if you don’t deliver, the products or services can be readily found elsewhere and very close by.

My tip, leave the light on for your readers.  That light is your WELCOME mat and in its steady flashing, there should always be a tiny whisper that says, “Come on in, I’m here for you and I’ve got just what you want to read.”   Be your own kind of MOTEL 6, because we know that no matter how far or how late you’re travelling, somewhere, they’ve left the light on for you and are anticipating your arrival.

Thanks, Beem to you and to all your wonderful FANS!  I know you have lots of them!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 NONNIE Jules grew up loving books and everything about them.  She has traveled the world, jumped out of planes and climbed many mountains, all thanks to the wonderful world of literature.  She lives with her husband and two daughters on a very quiet strip of land in Louisiana, where red dirt roads and pick-up trucks go hand in hand.  She is the Author of three great reads at present:  “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!; “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend” (a novel);  and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” Nonnie is also Founder and President of the widely-known and highly successful, Rave Reviews Book Club, as well as being a sought-after book reviewer with a strong “eye” for perfection.

She continues to write from many different genres and hopes to teach and touch minds and hearts alike with her very unique style of writing.  She loves positive feedback on her writing and personally responds to each and every email.  Nonnie can be reached at nonniejules@gmail.com, on Twitter @nonniejules, and do follow her blogs WATCH NONNIE WRITE! {nonniewrites.wordpress.com}  and ASK THE GOOD MOMMY {askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com}.

Nonnie’s  feet are firmly planted in her two most important platforms:  Parenting & Support, where she continually invites the masses to join her.

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BUY LINKS:

“THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!tinyurl.com/lod5jtj      createspace.com/4355124

“Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend”tinyurl.com/lyd5dtg   createspace.com/4386308

“SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!”amazon.com/dp/B00IRIA0I4

 

 

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11 thoughts on “HEY! It’s the Nonnie Jules Blog Tour!

  1. dalefurse

    Hi, Beem. Yes, definitely, We should all think and act on Nonnie’s advice. Of course, what one should do and what one does are two entirely different animals, lol.

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      1. Cynthia Reyes

        Well, I certainly appreciate the work it takes to do something like this. You should all get a round of applause… though not sure how that would sound in cyber space…..

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