COMPREHENSIVE BOOK MARKETING PLAN
I have updated a post I did awhile back. I hope everyone finds it useful! Jan
Start 6-12 months ahead of publishing!!!
1) Join Social Networks, then start a presence (ie: post useful stuff!) and add connections through:
(and yes, start a spreadsheet with all of your usernames and…Continue
I am excited to share with everyone a guest interview with author and lyricist Bridget Straub! She is one awesome, busy lady! Bridget has co-written the musical “Room to Grow” with Laura Hall. She has her own blog at bridgetstraub.com and has written guest posts for several other bloggers while also blogging for the Studio City Patch. She has completed four novels. The first, “Searching for My Wand” will be published…Continue
I have met so many wonderful people through BookBlogs and other communities I am a member of. These types of sites are great to meet authors, readers, reviewers, and others in the industry.
So, first, what are some of these sites??? (Note: These are all FREE and generally have a blog feature)
The obvious catch-all sites include Facebook and MySpace. LinkedIn and Twitter can be included as well other poplular sites. However, I want to focus on writing-related…Continue
Okay, first, sorry I haven't posted in awhile - I was on a much needed vacation! So I am back with my next topic - Book Launch Parties!!!
1) First, decide how BIG you want it. A small gathering of close friends? A big 'ol party? (I'd go for both!)
2) Once you have decided that, move on to WHERE to have it! Of course, a bookstore is an obvious place. But if you want something different, think about places where you don't have to pay rent for. Or, is there a place…Continue
If you don't have someone else managing your publicity, its up to you to get out there - make it happen!!!
Of course, local bookstores should be your starting point. Visit them in person, act professional, and be prepared. Take your book and collateral materials to provide to the manager or person in charge of events. Collateral materials can include:
Postcards (see my earlier post about swag and bling for your book)
Well, we all know the saying, you gotta spend money to make money. So there comes a point in develping a marketing plan for your book that you need to decide if you will pay for advertising. If so, how much?? And where??
One place to order advertisements to appear on other sites is BLOGADS - an ad broker of sorts - one account for as many blogs that you want to advertise on…Continue
I am so thankful that Terri Main has let me post her wonderful article about Twitter!!! I hope you find it as useful as I did! THANKS TERRI!!!
TWITTER 101 by Terri Main
First, think about twitter like a scaled down facebook with just a newsfeed. Each status is just 140 characters. It's an announcement service so to speak, although what you are announcing may range from how you are feeling to prayer requests to a new blog post to a sales message (be careful of…Continue
In preparing for the February, 2012 release of my YA contemporary romantic fantasy VEILED VIRTUES by Muse It Up Publishing, I created a marketing plan that I would like to share, and if it is beneficial to anyone, please comment! Also, if you have other ideas, please let us know by sharing via a comment. Many of these are free!!! I will be posting other helpful information soon, so please friend / follow me to get the latest scoop!
1) Generate buzz / author recognition via…Continue