Sunday, June 12, 2011
Brands and Tag Lines
My wonderful husband is currently studying Dreamweaver so he can build me a new website.
This is one of the photos I've chosen for it. I want to incorporate both Celtic and Roman-British images, since my first two historicals take place in those cultures.
Another thing I've been thinking of is my "brand". I hear this constantly in the world of publishing. What is your brand? How are you going to market yourself? How many people do you have ready to go out and buy your book when it's published? Will they talk about it it? Will you Twitter?
So, in between working with my wonderful crit partner Melissa to get my Genesis novel revised yet once again, I am trying to come up with a brand or a tag line for myself that characterizes my writing and my books. And it's hard!
I'm a member of several online writer forums and some of these authors have the coolest brands. Some of my favorites:
Kathleen Y'Barbro - "Fiction With a Southern Accent" - www.kathleenybarbro.com
Marcy G. Dyer - "Roller Coaster Suspense" - www.rollercoastersuspense.com
Janice Hanna Thompson - "Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters" - www.janicethompson.com
Rachel Wilder - "Romance With Old World Charm" - www.rachelwilder.net
Ane Mulligan - "Southern Fried Fiction" - www.anemulligan.com
and my personal favorite: Camy Tang - "Romance With a Kick of Wasabi" - www.camytang.com
I've come up with a couple ideas but nothing that grabs you like these tag lines I've mentioned. I've thought of History Unveiled. But that seems rather dull. How about Sword and Spirit? Nah, not quite right. See? It's hard.
Maybe somebody out there could come up with a bright idea for me?