I'm curious where different authors advertise their work.
I was new to self-publishing last year. I published all four of my children's novels, and I've spent a lot of time building a blogging and social platform. Still small, but growing. I sell a few books a day, and I'm pretty pleased with the results of my efforts so far. (It's HARD to balance life with marketing, lol.)
However, a few books a day is not where I want to remain. Advertising is one avenue I'm just starting to look into. I know ads are available for purchase on Goodreads. Anyone want to share their experience or advice? And what other places have you advertised?
Thanks for sharing!
Do you share your books with book bloggers? It is a very inexpensive way to get the word out there. Often times book bloggers will review in exchange for a copy, which if your novels are ebooks is very easy to do. Book bloggers will often also be willing to host a book giveaway to help gain some exposure or conduct an author interview or post a guest post by the author.
Also, have you looked into a blog tour?
Thanks, Beth! I sure do. Anyone and everyone who wants a copy to review gets one. (Would you like one? Hee, hee!) I try to contact several bloggers every week.
I have not tried a blog tour, mostly because of that life vs. books balancing act, but it is definitely another thing I'm checking out this year. Have you done one? How'd it go?
Glad to hear it! I hope it is working out for you.
I haven't had a book tour of my own yet (no books published at the moment) but I have participated in several and from what I hear they went over quite well! It definitely takes time to coordinate them, but there are several companies/websites that will do the work of organizing it for you. http://www.novelpublicity.com/is one that comes to mind. Though of course, because that is their business, many charge for the service.
Michelle, try facebook. I have a blog there and get authors sharing links to their books all the time. With so many book pages on facebook you can get a lot of exposure. Check mine out and please share your books.
Thanks, Beccie. Wow, you've got a lot of followers on there! I've actually been on it a few times before this. :) But I'll definitely bookmark it and come back!
I do have a Facebook page, but it's a work in progress. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Michelle-Isenhoff/123586677715455 How did you get your link so short?
Go to http://www.facebook.com/username/ and you can choose a short name for your profile or for any of the pages that you admin. :)
Wonderful! Thank you!
No problem! :)
If you are interested, I would be happy to feature you and your books at my site www.dianeestrella.com.
I offer book reviews and/or giveaways. Please DM me if you are interested.
Thanks! Diane :O)
Diane, I'm wracking my brain trying to think what DM could possibly mean. :) I'll just contact you at your website. Thanks for the offer. I love giveaways!
It means 'direct message' -- pretty much the same thing as 'private message'. :)
Oh, DUH! Thanks, lol!