HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK
A guide for all those looking for self-promotion tips
For all published writers, you’re probably wondering how to get your book well and truly off the ground. In other words, how to really sell your work – panic not! We have 10 tips on how best to promote your book.
Twitter has a forever-expanding network of writers, readers, publishers, and pretty much everyone you’ve been looking for! So, what are you waiting for? Get tweeting. Remember that you have to promote your work in 140 characters or less (the challenge is real).
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Another fantastic promotion tool is Facebook. Create a new status. Upload a new picture of your book with a favourite quote. Similarly, change your profile and cover picture, and get friends and family to do the same. Facebook is a fantastic way to advertise your book – don’t forget to change your post settings to ‘public’, so that you can reach out to all.
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Nowadays, more and more people are turning to apps like Instagram to promote their business – so why can’t you do the same? Post a picture of the room you like writing in, your favourite book as a child, the front cover of your book, maybe even a page from it? Keep your followers intrigued. Don’t just make it about one book, make it about your experience as a writer.
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Everyone likes reading blogs, particularly if they’re looking for advice from someone who is in the same boat as them. Become the expert, teach others about what you do best – writing. In addition, blogging is a fantastic way to establish a group of followers. If people like the way you blog, I’m pretty sure they’re going to like your books too!
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There is no better way of reaching out to the public then by doing it face to face. Get some flyers printed, include all the relevant information like where to buy your book and hand them out to passers-by. By the same token, have a 10 second pitch ready if people want to stop and chat about the book, don’t waste their time, engage them.
In addition to all of this, send some reviewers your book – you’ve got nothing to lose. It is important to ask for both reviews and blurbs, and to ask as many reviewers as possible – get the word out!
Kindly ask some people to pin images of themselves reading your book and share these on your website/blog. This will engage a lot of interest and curiosity.
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Write a short biography that explains why you decided to write this book and what inspired you to become a writer in the first place. Keep it simple and easy to understand, give your readers a reason to care.
Write articles that keep your book in the loop. Don’t fall behind because there has suddenly been a world issue that is much more important than the promotion of your book. Make your book equally as important – link it to current topics.
- Press Release
Writing a good press release is key to getting your books flying off the shelves. Ultimately, you need to make sure it is clear in the way it is structured and presented. Let the readers know what they can get from this book and why this is the book to read.