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Welcome to the seventh day of the Are You Ready To Promote 7 Day Challenge Today’s challenge is about: Social Media   http://bit.ly/1ITXK1N Social media platforms are great tools for writers who find they don’t have it in their budget to go to live events. You can meet readers and you can network online. I hear a lot authors say they don’t care for social media and I feel sad for them because they haven’t
Welcome to the sixth day of the Are You Ready To Promote 7 Day Challenge Today’s challenge is about: Your Calendar CLICK TO LISTEN TO AUDIO http://bit.ly/1u8PuZU Your calendar is an important part of your promotion. This is where your promotion plan goes, so you can stay on track with your goals. I’ve learned a calendar helps keep you organized and it great to be able to see where you are or where you are
Welcome to the fifth day of the Are You Ready To Promote 7 Day Challenge Today’s challenge is about: Your Budget CLICK TO LISTEN TO AUDIO http://bit.ly/1CooJQf Many authors don’t consider having a budget or think they can rely on free promotion to get their books in front of readers. This can work for a little while, but eventually you will have to reconsider this thinking. Having a budget, even a small one is important
Welcome to the fourth day of the Are You Ready To Promote 7 Day Challenge Today’s challenge is about: Your Goals CLICK TO LISTEN TO AUDIO http://bit.ly/1xZ2CjC Do you set SMART Goals for your online promotion? Most writers set writing goals, but have you considered setting promotion goals. What is it you want from your promotion? PROMOTION GOALS FOR THE YEAR –EXAMPLE Blog Tour Radio Interviews – 1 a month Magazine Interviews – one every
Welcome to the third day of the Are You Ready To Promote 7 Day Challenge Today’s challenge is about: Emails/Email signatures LISTEN TO THE AUDIO http://bit.ly/1y9bJi2 Don’t make the media hunt you down, make sure your email addresses are listed on your website, blog, social media pages and your promotional items (bookmarks, book covers, business cards etc. Your email signature is an important part of your book promotion plan. This is the best form of
Welcome to the second day of the Are You Ready To Promote 7 Day Challenge Today’s challenge is about: Mailing Lists CLICK TO LISTEN TO AUDIO For me this is your number one promotion tool.  I don’t recommend you promote without one.  Part of your promotion strategy is meet new readers.  If you have no way to capture these readers, you are promoting to the wind. Make sure you create a mailing list on a
This month is all about getting ready to promote.  I will share with you a 7 Day Challenge I did about getting ready.  The group is closed, so feel free to post in the comments. Today’s challenge is about your home base. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO If you don’t have a website, please consider getting your own domain. When readers look for you, they look for your site first. Not everyone is on
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,
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