Jon Magee concludes his fascinating AuthorHouse Author’s Digest series today by talking about how he uses the media to help his book marketing efforts and what lies ahead for him as a writer. We would like to thank Jon for sharing his story with us over the past week.
Jon Magee is the AuthorHouse author of From Barren Rocks . . . To Living Stones and Paradise Island, Heavenly Journey. He imparts his story throughout this week about how he came to share his fascinating life through his writing.
Local Media and Social Media Provide Perfect Marketing Platforms
By Jon Magee
In relation to the media, the local media is always a good starting point. If you have a good relationship with them they will always appreciate local news. I have also looked at how my story fits into the needs of other localities, such as the area where I was evacuated to and even to get a full spread in the Yemen Post. However, one way I have been able to spread the news further has been through the use of Blog radio. Here is one example:
The internet in general is a tremendous means of reaching out beyond our national boundaries. Facebook has been one means I have used to reach out to people in a wide number of nations. My Facebook page for From Barren Rocks . . . to Living Stones has now got nearly 2,000 members as can be seen at
Paradise Island, Heavenly Journey now has around 800 members as can be seen at
Facebook is where you will find many of the young adults in the world. Once again, an opportunity is available through this medium to speak directly to the individual and to answer their questions directly. The page needs to regularly kept fresh and to answer questions regularly and show you care about the potential reader, and are willing to reveal ourselves.
What Lies Ahead?
There is a wealth of material that is still waiting to be used. The military coup and the war in Cyprus are to be featuring in my next book. Each of my books will bring out the concept that hope can be discovered at the most hopeless of times. History has been given that title for a reason it is his-story, the story of ordinary people, and a story from which we can learn to ensure people can find a better life ahead.
Jon Magee’s AuthorHouse Bibliography