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Swit La Pound is "The NZDream" blogs new guest poster. Swit will be writing articles for the blog every Tuesday.


I am a female South African author, with four current Published books available as Ebooks and working on my 5th and 6th concurrently. My author personality does not show face & seeks to be known for the writing only. As a victim and survivor of rape and other various abuses, I am passionate about Women and Children's issues, thus; I write about them mainly (My FLOWER IN FLAMES (fiction) and my EMOTIONS (memoir) are in this genre. Both are available for sale on Amazon and D2D.

I also love writing deep thought articles, something that makes people wonder and think (My ongoing RANDOMNESS OVERLOAD on is a perfect example (it's available for free).

I also enjoy writing short stories, absurd ones (I have a collection of such in my WHAT IF? ABSURD SHORT STORIES COLLECTION, available for sale on Amazon and D2D).

My RUGGED RICHES, available for sale and running in a contest on Booknet com, is a Romance, 18+.

I am also a poet.

I can write any genre, as long as I put my mind and focus on it. Writing is an extension of me and a way of expressing myself in my healing and growing journey.

The person behind Swit La Pound is a young mother of one, aged 32. An attorney and Notary Public by profession, also a lyricist and lead singer for Altranon Muzik, whose pages can be found on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Another way my writing comes out!

In addition, I love art and fashion, generally, and am part of a proud small designing and retailing upcoming company called DOOMAWORLD CUSTOM MADE DESIGNS, as one of the two founding partners.

Writing has been my escape and refuge since I was as young as 10, but my work from back then made friends with flames and never had eyes that read, except my own. I only got brave enough to write my story, observations, emotions, wishes, regrets, hopes - my very heart out, in February 2020. I have pages on Facebook, Instagram, and a YouTube channel under Swit La Pound, where I post my work.

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20 Ideas

1. Approach book bloggers and ask for reviews, give them a copy of your book

2. Collaborate with other authors in your genre and run a virtual book tour.

3. Run a contest, must like author page, and share, comment with their email to enter.

The prize can be 3 chapters of your book or a PDF, the first ten sales get a signed copy.

4. Post in groups, show your value, don't just drop your link and run.

5. Regularly contact your email list and keep building.

6. Make use of and fill in author pages/profiles on Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, etc

7. Post live video book readings. Create a Youtube channel and post to this regularly.

8. Participate in chats and forums, respond to all comments and collaborate.

9. Attend events, market stalls, and network.

10. Submit your book for an award.

11. Press release

12. Advertise your second book in your first book and third in second and so on. Add a contact the author section at the end of book, with email, website, socials.

13. Make promo packs for bloggers: containing, links, excerpts, FB shares, reviews send on request.

14. Make a workshop based on book content.

15. Consider an affiliate program.

16. Offer a special extra if pre-order book prior to launch.

17. Team up with other businesses and offer prizes, coupons to be given away during the book launch. Donate a copy of your book to organizations themed on the book.

18. Promote other authors, e.g. on your blog. Review, interview, and build goodwill/ support network.

19. Use popular posts, quotes, chapter outlines, and make a slide show presentation or short video.

Post to Facebook, email list (add hyperlinks), and your website.

20. Create themed merchandise to sell.

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