Book marketing ... whether your book is self-published or published by a major publishing house, take charge of your book's sales by following the five tips below. Even if your book has been picked up by a major publishing house, they will do little to promote it, especially in today's competitive world. You have poured your heart and soul into your book, so don't drop the ball when it comes to getting publicity.
Five Author Book Promotion Tips:
The techniques above will get attention for your book, but don't stop there. Read about the book promotion techniques I've used successfully to sell my book. Pick one and resolve to do a little every day.
Another great way to promote your book is to do so on social media. You can post an announcement to your Facebook friends, create a Facebook Page devoted to your book, tweet about it on Twitter or post a graphic of the front cover to Pinterest. Stay tuned for more social media book promotions tips.
Continue to perform the actions listed above. For instance, contact two publishers of online newsletters or post an answer to someone's question in an online forum making sure to include your book title and where it can be purchased online in your signature line. Whatever you do, commit to doing marketing for at least two years after your book comes off the press. After pouring your heart and soul into your book, make a commitment to doing the same with its promotion.
A little inspiration for those who don't want to put much effort into author book promotion: my first self-published book has been selling now for almost 10 years due to following my own advice.
Note: One of the most important things that authors fail to do is build a web site that attracts targeted visitors to their site. Learn more by clicking on the link above. Don't just put up a web site that will only be visited by your family and friends. Build one that functions as a vehicle for selling your book 24/7. This is a smart way to build a platform of future readers because when people buy from you, you will collect their email addresses and physical addresses and be able to contact them to let them pre-order when your next book comes out.
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