Author Dave Zeltserman has started a blog. Why?
Several reasons. One to be quite candid, to try to
create some buzz for my books. One of them has the potential of being
big. The editors looking at it now are calling it a high concept book.
A crime novel centering around outsourcing. Hasn’t been done before –
at least not that I know of. More about Outsourced in future posts.
When I started this blog, I certainly didn’t do it because I thought it would get me buzz…or more readers or viewers, though I certainly mention my books and TV shows a lot. Then again, writing books and TV shows is what I do, and is very much a part of who I am, so it would be hard for me to have a blog without talking about those things
So why did I start a blog? I did it because….hell, I don’t know. Probably for the same reasons I have a website with a discussion board and why, for many years, I ran a BBS for screenwriters from a computer in my garage. I guess I like to yak and gossip and rant and pontificate about things that interest me. I like to publish. I like to broadcast.
It runs in my family, that’s for sure.
My Mom had a weekly newspaper column for years, wrote a non-fiction book, and has a blog now.
My father Alan was TV anchorman, my Uncle Burl was a DJ (and is now a bestselling author of true crime novels)…so the media is in our blood. And what is a blog, if not another form of print & broadcast media?
Do you think blogs actually create buzz for an author? Has it created buzz for me? Will it create buzz for Dave? Let me know.