- Network: Go to writing workshops, join a writing group, participate in community events, such as poetry readings or open mics, contests, etc.
- Join Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.
- Leave comments on blogs with your name.
- Blog about your work, writing or interesting everyday stuff.
- Get your own website. This should be easily searched. i.e. authorsfullname.com or thenameofyourbook.com.
Do the above and you may make a name for yourself, before you are ready to publish your book.
Even though I have yet to complete my novel, I have recently created my website. I have blogs (too many) and am on the three communities I listed above.
Rita L. Smith