Happy Saturday, writers and authors! This thought occurred to me; now that I’m in with a traditional publisher and set to become a published author, how am I going to place my book in front of buyers?
How many times have we heard that writing the book is only half the battle and that the hard part is when Marketing and actually selling comes into play? Once your book is written and finally published, the next and obvious step would be to find buyers to purchase your lil darlings and that can be a daunting experience.
Those seasoned authors among you are probably going; “Why don’t newbie authors start spreading their book news sooner!?” Okay, we get it. But, better late than never, right?
While doing research on the how to of advertising our pearls to the world’s readers and buyers, I came across interesting places to advertise books, whether you are a newbie or seasoned author who went the way of traditional or Indie publishing.
Let’s not forgo the usual suspects in getting your book noticed~ Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Good-reads, blog tours and setting up your author’s page on Amazon.com.
My amazon author’s page for A Life Toward Authenticity, an eBook that I self published in 2012 is here: https://www.amazon.com/author/clarafreeman
I was blessed to receive a publishing scholarship in September toward the publication of Unleash Your Pearls, my new self-help guide for women on the path to living their best lives. I’m so excited to bring this resource to women-worldwide!
If you’re at that precarious stage of book completion or manuscript readiness and searching for places to advertise your darlings, here are a few sites to consider:
I read that bookbub is one of the hardest sites to get on, but do give it a good try.
2 thoughts on “You’ve Published Your Book~ Now What’s Your Next Step?”
Thank you for these resources Clara. I think the best one is what Carolyn Howard Johnson said about “writing articles or taking excerpts and offering them to the bloggers who reach your audience.” At the very least, this would be a good way to get your book in front of a large number of people.
You’re welcome Lynette. Those burning question are starting to manifest and doing the research now before my book is published will prepare me for the marketing and promoting. I’ve followed Carolyn’s writing advice for year and find her astute, on point and fun.. Have you gotten your cover yet?