Provide a list of web opportunities that are available to introduce your book to readers.
Blog and Web Site – Obviously, if you are reading this you have visited my blog. A blog is a great way for you to keep in touch with your readers. A blog is easy to set up and can be managed by you – even if you do not consider yourself technical. I highly recommend reading Create Your Own Blog by Tris Husssey. I use and recommend Word Press for your blog service (it’s free).
A website is another web pressence option. My website address is: http://www.mygreypub.com
Setting up and managing a web site requires knowledge in HTML, PHP, Flash and/or Java. Considering I do not have expertise in this area I hired Herb Hanson (who I recommend) from Guru.com. I purchased web templates from Template Monster and Herb worked with those, used the data I provided and got my site up and running in a very short time.
Google Books Partner Program - Google Books offers your readers a chance to preview a sample of your book and also offers links to purchase your book. Go to http://books.google.com and search for my book “The Legend of the Seahawk”, the first four chapters are available for review.
Scribd – This is another site similar to Google Books, it offers a preview and purchasing links.
AuthorsDen – This site provides an opportunity to bring authors and readers together.
Goodreads – This is a fun site for readers and authors. I was just introduced to this site recently and I’ll have to say I’m hooked. It is a site where you can log the books you have read, are reading, wish to read, or really any other category you wish to create. Like Facebook you can add “friends” so you can see what they are reading, and of course everyone is encouraged to write book reviews (but you don’t have to). There are also many groups you can join, examples include: Fiction Fair, The Book Addicts, On Fiction Writing, plus many, many more.