This is one of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta. What are we going to do to promote this site? Answers should address one or more means of spreading the word so that we attract the best and brightest minds in the ebook world as regular contributors.
Some avenues that come to mind:
- Word of mouth (i.e., through existing personal contacts), which we all should be doing:
- Literally -- tell your friends
- Email (not bulk, but specific to people you already know who may have an interest in this area)
- Personal blogs
- Pinterest (I have little experience with it, personally, so maybe this one's no good)
- Interest groups:
- Ebook-related forums on the web -- help us identify these!
- Ebook-related blogs -- help us identify these!
- Ebook-related Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. accounts/groups/pages -- help us identify these!
- Offline avenues (conventions, meetings, publications) -- help us identify these!
- What else?
Let's brainstorm here and get an action plan together!