Monday, August 07, 2023

Quick Ideas to Market Your Book


So you've written and published your book, now you need to decide how you're going to market it.

If you're like me, an introvert, it'll probably seem like a pretty horrifying thought.  Having to put your work forward and be scrutinised.

But wait a minute, let's backup a bit.

In order for your book to be scrutinised and read by an ardent reader you need to get it out there in front of as many people as possible.

Let's take a look at some simple free options to begin with.

Social Media

You can sign up to as many social media sites as you like to put your book out there for free.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • tumblr

All of these platforms enable any author or writer the opportunity to tell the world about their writing.  You can do this by creating simple banners and posting them regularly.  Emphasising offers such as free ebooks and any other giveaways you may have in mind.

Other Popular Free Websites 


I only recently discovered this site myself.  All you need to do is upload a chapter from each book you have published, create a profile and you're away.

Another website I've discovered within the past couple of months.

About me does what it says on the tin.  You create a mini biography of yourself as an author, add a photo and upload to the platform.  

Paid for Book Marketing


Another author platform which is mostly used to market books, but you can sign up for free and add your profile and all of your books.

BookBub offers a really simple dashboard if you're looking to start paying for your book marketing.  It also offers plenty of articles that will give you a simple run down as to what is required to get your book cover out to thousands of new readers.

The Fussy Librarian

The Fussy Librarian offers to different newsletters:

The Mostly Bargain Ebook Newsletter (125,000 subscribers)

As the title suggests it's for ebooks that are less than $5.99, but strongly suggests putting your book on sale for 99 cents or $2.99.

The Free Ebook Newsletter (600,000)

Of course it goes without saying that your book must be FREE on the day of promotion, with a recommendation that your ebook is FREE for at least two days.

You can find over 127+ ideas at Kindlepreneur.

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