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#1 Andrea Lambert

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  • Publishing Experience:My first book, JET SET DESOLATE, was published by Future Fiction London in 2009. My second, a book of poetry called LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN, was published by valeveil in 2009. Lost Angelene published my chapbook, G(U)ILT, in 2011. My poetry has been anthologized in HAUNTING MUSES, WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES, OFF THE ROCKS #16: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GLBT WRITING, THE L.A. TELEPHONE BOOK VOL. 1, YOU’VE PROBABLY READ THIS BEFORE, and CHRONOMETRY. My work has been published in 3:AM Magazine, The Fanzine, Entropy, HTMLGiant, ENCLAVE, Queer Mental Health, Five:2:One Magazine and elsewhere.

Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:21 PM

Hi there fellow writers.

 

I am starting this post asking for methods y'all have used to promote your website and sharing some things that have worked for me.

Wordpress Analytics are fascinating. I have been tracking mine avidly. Lately I have had a big website traffic spurt due to a couple things which I will share.

 

The first is: always put your website on things that you publish. Books, chapbooks, bios in anthologies, all your social media, especially in your bio on online articles that you publish. People do actually click those links if they like what they've read.

The second is: social media. By being active on Facebook, Facebook Groups where people don't know me and might be curious, Twitter, Agent Query and this support group site called Daily Strength, I get a lot of people to look at my website.

 

Daily Strength ( given me a big boost in website hits due to the fact that it's a support group website and most people are on there anonymously looking for help with gnarly health issues. The fact that I'm on there under my real name and with my actual website, posting a lot and establishing a presence and community among support groups for my various demons, makes people curious and thus they look at the website, read online essays and sometime buy my book. If you have personal demons or health issues that you're interested in getting some help with while having the welcome side effect of promoting your book, and you're brave, go on there under your real name and put your website in your profile. It's been amazing for me.

 

The third is: post a provocative and interesting link from your website on Facebook and your friends and family will look at it. A few days I posted a link to some old masters-style pornographic paintings with collaged political text from my website to Facebook. As a result, 60 people looked at it from Facebook and subsequently many of them poked around the site. Here's the link if you want to see some dirty yet interesting paintings: https://andreaklambert.com/nsfw-series/ Very NSFW.  

 

People are curious and they love to Internet stalk people that say interesting things. When you feel like taking a moment away from writing, say interesting things on social media and your website traffic should spike.

 

I'm curious as to what techniques work for you guys in getting people to look at your website. Please share!


Website: https://andreaklambert.com
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndreaLamber

 

GoodReads Author bio: https://www.goodread....Andrea_Lambert

 

Amazon author bio: https://www.amazon.c...ine_cont_book_1
 
JET SET DESOLATE from Future Fiction London on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/0578016257

 

LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN: EXTRAPOLATIONS ON LOS ANGELES from valeveil: http://www.valeveil.se/posts/196
 

HAUNTING MUSES from Bedazzled Ink on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/194383752X

 

WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES from Trans-Genre Press: http://trans-genre.n...the-walls-down/
 
THE L.A. TELEPHONE BOOK, VOL. 1 from ARRAS.NET: http://www.arras.net/?page_id=658

 

 





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