I would like some helpful hints on marketing my book. It is based on humorous, foolish, scary happenings in the world of outdoor sports and activities.
Marketing Tips. it's time to get creative.
* Contact a local book store and ask to schedule a book reading.
* Host a book reading online, offer giveaways.
* Creative flyers placed around your town, ask friends / family in others towns to place flyers.
* Design a book mark with a link to where your book can be purchased, leave them everywhere you go. Out to eat, the tube at the bank, tape one to the gas pump, around the grocery store, etc.
* Send out press releases to local and national media.
* Offer website link exchanges with other websites.
* Design a simple t-shirt with your website and book name on it, but make the t-shirt is kid’s sizes. Everyone loves a free shirt and the cost will be lower for the kiddos sizes. You can even design these at home with iron on paper you get at a craft store.
* Sponsor a local little league team.
* Join a networking group.
* Social Media, Social Media, Social Media which you update regularly.
Thanks Brooke! These are all workable ideas and I have used the social media with success. I just have to build my confidence in order to do some of these others but I will. I hope I can be as nice and helpful as you have been. Best wishes! Neale
Hmmm.. do you have some funny pictures? You know like those memes that are constantly shared with cats and bad text etc. You could share those and have small text saying it's from your book..
Join sports groups on Facebook, Google Plus and just chat about sports, if it fits the context, share funny story you had experienced, I wouldn't pitch the book then but it might lead to people asking you about what you do etc.
Check out www.bookbub.com and see their advertising prices, I don't think your book will be in the genre that's most expensive, you could do a promotion there. Or on GoodReads.com.
Hope these help,
More good ideas. Thanks !
Best of luck, keep us updated.
Wow... great list. I have never heard about the little league team before. ;-)
I just had my book accepted by the Untica OD Outdoor editor. He said he would check it out and mention it in a future column.
We just had a gigantic discussion on this very topic on my blog, sparked by a guest post from Oak Tree Press acquisitions editor Sunny Frasier. Please feel free to visit...the comments are as valuable as the post!
I recommend this website. Great information!
Don’t be passive. Don’t hesitate to drag your conversation on to a somewhat personalised track. Talk to your readers to know what pulls them toward your book. Talk about the genre of your book and how you wish to improve it. You can even talk about yourself as an author.Literary events where authors discuss few excerpts from their book are a good way to get people interested actively.
Thanks for the time and ideas! Neale
Post a link to your book here. Like, in this thread. :)
I post featured books all of the time in my blog. Have you asked book bloggers...?