As an author, when planning a publicity campaign, you probably think about contacting the press a few months before you launch a new book or embark on a book tour. But there are a lot of other ways to get press and blog coverage for your writing besides the usual book tour and book launch publicity campaign. Here are just a few newsworthy events in your literary life that journalists and bloggers might be interested in covering: 1) When you start writing a new book. 2) When you’re deep into the writing, 3) When you finish writing your book, 4) When you solidify your book title, 5) When you finalize your book cover.
It may seem like marketing your book is an uphill battle, especially for new authors, but if you stick with it and have an organized plan, you can gain momentum — and ideally, more book sales!
Updated February 2018.. Enlisting a book discovery service promoting cheap or free eBooks to a subscriber list – or helping you to boost your own social media efforts – is one way to get reviews, grow your social network, and find readers.
In our series highlighting 12 effective strategies to score holiday book sales, steps 4-6 include getting your book distributed and driving sales.
One of the most powerful things you can do to improve your book sales on Amazon is to choose the best category for your book. It is amazing what a few tweaks and changes can do for your book rankings! Within just a few days of optimizing one of my books, it hit #1 on Kindle for its category.
This is the fourth entry in a 10-part series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: Amazon optimization.