Promotion isn’t about the sale. Promotion is about keeping yourself in front of the reader so they know who you are. People buy from people they trust. If they don’t know you, they have a hard time spending their money on you. That’s why businesses advertise, so you know who they are and feel comfortable enough to try them out, same for book promotion. You do the blog tour, you buy ad in online magazines,
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Here are five ways to get the most out an online conference 1. Participate – Join in on the discussions, share your wisdom, meet new people, have a little fun. There is always a chance to introduce yourself and you book, take advantage of this and toot your own horn. 2. Links – make sure you include a link to your website with every post. You want those in attendance to stop by your website.
Newsletters are a good way to communicate with your readers. You can keep them up to date with what’s going on with your writing and books. You can feature your upcoming events dates. You can do mini interviews with fellow authors. You can showcase pictures of events you attended. You can offer writing tips. You can answer fan letters. Make your newsletter fun and keep a subscribe link on your website. http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html
When you start promoting your books, there are few jargons that come up a lot. Here are few : Blurb – A short summary of your book that is normally used for the text on the back of the book Synopsis – A summary of the major points of your book. It’s usually a longer than the blurb. Sometimes they can be 1-2 pages or 1-25 pages depending on who is requesting it. ARC—Advance Reading
An interview is a fun way to promote your book and meet new readers. Take time to schedule one or two interviews a month. Below are a few tips to help with your interviews. 1. Complete the interview. A lot of authors miss their opportunity for an interview because they don’t complete the interview. 2. Copy and paste the interview Most blogs/sites copy and paste the interview to their posts. It’s a lot easier for
Groups are a good way to meet new readers. Most platforms have groups you can join and participate in. Tips: Find a few groups that focus on the genres you write. How To Use For Promotion Groups are the perfect place to showcase your expertise. You can be the featured author or you can have a book discussion. You can ask the group members advice on an excerpt, or give you feedback on a work
Facebook is good platform for building relationships with readers. Tips: Read this article for tips on what not to do on Facebook See Ya On The Net Newsletter How To Use For Promotion Take time to interact with your readers. This is your chance to get to know your readers. Use them for your book research, show them excerpts of your book, ask them questions about what they like and don’t like about your books.
My next tip you would think would be something every writer does, you would be surprised by how many don’t. EMAIL SIGNATURE This is one of the cheapest ways you can market your book, and it’s the best way to talk about your book without saying a word.. You can change it up weekly or monthly. What is a signature? A signature is a mini bio. I’ve seen some introduce the author, some introduce a
Most writers think they don’t have time for daily promotion. However if you take time to schedule your promotion, you can have promotions going out every day and it look like you are a busy little writer. Tip I use Hootsuite.com to schedule my promotion. I love it for when I go on vacation. I’m still promoting, and I’m away enjoying my vacation. You can do the same. How to use for promotion Pick one
You’d be surprised how many writers don’t have a contact me page or link on their website. You are missing out on good promotion opportunities because there is no way to contact you. Always include a way for readers, media and others to contact you. Tip I suggested you have two contact links, one for your readers and one for media/others. When you see these messages you will know exactly who they are from. How