Page by: Jim Sullivan, 13/12/2019
I’M AN AUTHOR – HOW DO I SET UP AN INTERVIEW?
Please go to https://profilecritics.com/content/page/About_Profile and register an account. It’s free. Once you’ve registered you can list your books and we’ll start the whole process off. It doesn't take long and it's entirely under your control
WHAT HAPPENS THEN?
The whole point of Profile is to expose new writers – and established ones – to readers. The publishing world can be so narrow, we want to give readers a chance to meet a broad cross-section of the literary world. When you've completed your interview, and you're happy with it, you can tweet, facebook, email blast - whatever you currently do to promote your writing, a Profile interview gives you that extra opportunity.
We will give you a unique URL to promote your interview. Every visitor who uses that URL brings you kudos points. Those points determine how often your book appears - in the interviews, and also alongside articles on the website.
When you have registered you will also see a button like this at the top of articles:
This link is unique to you, so you can promote any article you wish on the main website and gain extra kudos points.
HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT ME?
1. Your interview is seen by a far wider circle than the usual suspects - every time an author promotes their interview, they're also promoting 5 other interviews - sharing the love
2. Your book cover is shown with the articles on the website. These reach a wide readership, and each book cover is a direct link to your sales page (eg Amazon). So you're gaining brand recognition and sales
HOW DO I INCREASE MY KUDOS POINTS?
Promote your interview. The URL we sent you acts as a tracker – it’s unique to you, so every time somebody visits using that URL, your kudos score goes up
Promote articles on the site. When you are logged in you’ll see some link text near the top of the page. Right click on it and select ‘copy link address’. Every visitor who uses this link will bring you extra kudos points
You can use these links in various ways:
As permalinks from your blog or website
In email blasts
As Facebook posts – not just your own Facebook page but one of the many book promotion pages out there
On Twitter. Remember to use hashtags to connect your post with relevant trends. For example, hashtag the author, if it’s a book review
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR PROFILE?
We're quite a new ezine, and growing rapidly. Expect to see spin-off sites so that your work can have an even broader exposure to the reading world. We're run by authors for authors and readers, and we're passionate about giving great books a chance
SO IF I BRING MORE VISITORS, MY BOOK IS SEEN MORE OFTEN?
Yes, exactly that. You can:
- Promote your interview
- Promote articles on the website
Both will add to your kudos score. The articles are helpful because they're something different - it doesn't look as if you're just promoting yourself