Promoting Your Book
|Here's a photo I posted to social media about a book I was asked to review|
As a church organist and mom, I am in the midst of what is the busiest time of the year at our house. A friend stopped today and I wasn't home. She chatted with my husband saying "is that woman ever home?" Truth is, I'm not home nearly as much as I'd like to be. In the last few days, there have been some fabulous articles on The Muffin with tips and tricks on writing and time management during this time of year. Thank you to those lovely ladies who put those together. Now here I am asking you dear reader for your tips and tricks. The question is this:
How Do You Promote Your Book(s)?
You may be looking at me a bit strange at this point since I'm a Blog Tour Manager here at WOW!. Obviously I think every single author should promote their book by doing a book blog tour here with Renee, Jodi, or myself. Truth is, not everyone chooses that route. In fact, I get emails weekly from people who are attempting to promote their book(s) by themselves, via Tomoson, through Amazon reviews, etc... and then there's creating an author page or a street group on social media. Do you find book bloggers and email them directly? Do you create a hashtag for instagram and twitter? I truly don't even know what all is out there. So, let's get to sharing.
What have you tried that has NOT worked?
What did you do that really worked that you would absolutely recommend to others
(this is where I'm hoping a few of you will pipe up and say
"a blog tour with WOW!"...lol
If you included some swag in your promotion, what was the best bang for your buck? (ie: book marks, re-usable book bags, candles, etc...)
Did you do something in particular to track the results of your promoting?
Is there really a way to do this?
Please Please Please leave some comments here
- let's share some ideas that will help others. After all, it's the holidays!
While you're chewing over those questions, I'll give you a quick sneak peak into two fun blog tours I am booking right now. Give out a shout (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to read and review one of these beautiful books.
January 30th 2017 Rebecca Fitton launches her WOW! Book Blog Tour of Wave Rider. Wave Rider is a book about a journey to healing from childhood sexual abuse, but there is also narrative in it.
Wave Rider by Rebecca Fitton
February 13th 2017 Shirley Melis launches her non-fiction memoir Banged Up Heart; don't miss this amazing story of resilience and strength!
You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff at:http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/