Are you ready to Promote your Self-Published Book?
Here’s a roundup of articles about how to promote your self-published book. Click on any of the titles below to read the full article. Thanks to all of these authors for capturing these ideas in their blog posts.
by Debbie Flint:
Once the big day has come and gone and the initial rush of sales has (hopefully) happened, once you’ve told everyone you already know that it’s out there and numbers have begun to stall, how then do you continue to spread the word without continuously tweeting ‘buy my book, here’s my book, oh by the way, buy my book?’
Here are some of the technical tools you can toy around with to help progress your reach.
Many of these are Amazon based as most self-published authors make a large percentage of income there, but some are not related to Amazon and are available to all.
by Kimberley Grabas:
The best time to design and implement your marketing plan of action is before you even start writing your book. It takes time to build relationships, learn your readers wants and needs and develop a base of rabid fans that clamour for more.
Grow your readership as you write your book, and when it’s time to launch your baby, you’ll already have an invested and eager audience waiting.
71 tactics to add to your book marketing arsenal. Not every strategy will work for every author, so pick and choose what makes sense, adapt what you can, and after you’ve gone through the list, you may come up with some of your own marketing ideas to implement.
by Paul Jarvis:
Selling through Amazon is common among independent authors. Amazon is the largest online book retailer, and people trust it: millions of buyers have their credit card and shipping information already saved on their accounts (hello, one-click-to-buy!).
Here are the five main services at your disposal, for free, to get your book onto Amazon.com as an ebook or paperback.
(Even though this is 5 Don’t – I thought this article would be good to balance out the rest of the content!)
by Shania McAndrews
Here is a look at five things you should not do when promoting your book. Take a look and add any others you think should be here.
All in all – here’s 88 inspirational ideas to incorporate into your book’s marketing plan.
Good Luck… and Happy Planning…