Are you looking for ways to promote your book? We’ve got some great ideas that will help you reach readers in new ways. Some are old and some are new.
Create an Author Website.
If you’re writing a book, you need to make sure that people know where to find it. An author website is one of the best ways to do this. It’s also a good idea to set up a blog section on the site so that you can share news about your book and other related topics. Your readers will appreciate personal stories and get to know you better. This will build trust and the reader will be more comfortable with you when they go to buy your books.
Promote Your Books on Social Media.
There are several social media platforms that will help promote your books. Facebook is probably the most popular platform, but Twitter and Instagram are also very effective. Make sure that you use these sites correctly. Don’t just post links to your book; instead, try to engage with your readers by asking them questions and sharing interesting and funny articles.
As I write this TikTok seems to be the social media network that has the most potential to find readers. Authors are signing up and just doing what is called page flip videos and they have been having luck with sales. Of course using the hashtag #booktok helps a lot on that platform.
Write Guest Posts.
If you write well, you should consider writing guest posts for other blogs. This is an excellent way to build relationships with other bloggers and gain exposure for your blog. Doing guest post for other authors in your niche is a great way for them to get to know you. You can also do newsletter swaps with these authors.
Join Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Program.
In addition to publishing books through traditional publishers, authors can publish ebooks directly through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program. This allows you to publish faster and not have to wait for a publisher to put out your book.
Submit Your Work to Online Magazines.
If you’ve written a book, then you probably know how difficult it can be to find an agent or publisher who will represent your work. However, there are other options available to you as well. One option is to submit your work to online magazines. These publications are often willing to accept unsolicited submissions, so you won’t need to wait for an agent or publisher to contact them first.