Different writers have a variety of temperament in life just like many others who pursue diverse paths with the same goal—to succeed in whatever profession they choose. Self-publishing is a whole lot interesting to some because of a great privilege of the authors to take full control of the entire process. But somehow, some new self-published authors might not be that interested in marketing their newly published book/s. They’re just gratified with the fact that their books are published and to see their names appear as the writers of those titles.
As a book enthusiast, I wonder if there could be a lot of authors who are wishing they get returns of their published works. I found out there are numerous of them who desire to stay at home, write a book, and earn. Most of them are just not so confident that it can be possible. But first off, we need to know that selling and earning from your published book do not happen in seconds. Publishing a book may or may not make you a billionaire. It solely depends on your attitude towards hitting the goal…it depends on the kind of book promotion you do to make it happen.
It is not just about how your book looks but how your book performs in the market. Keep in mind that patience, perseverance, and hunger to earn are just a few of the bits and pieces you need to incur in yourself so that you’ll get optimistic responses in this process. If you could market your book to any of your family members, relatives, and closest friends; why would you walk farther yet? Start from there.
Talk about your book at home. Discuss what lessons or in what way your readers can benefit from your work. In that way, these people might be helping you out in talking about your book to others they know in the offices, schools, and other organizations these people are connected with. That’s where the “word-of-mouth advertising kicks off.
When your reader experiences or has read something far beyond what was expected, word-of-mouth is triggered. When you’re confident about your book, there’s nothing to worry and there’s no need to try to go beyond their expectation; your book will say it all.
Have you wondered how some of these self-published authors make it to the top of the best-selling lists? Or simply amazed the way they are able to manage to sell more than the average of 300 books per year? You might start putting on your own list of who are making millions recently simply by writing books. Of course, anything is possible and I believe you’ve thought about that a couple of times too. And let me guess you know the answer. We all know that all it takes is great strategic planning and marketing plans for their books.
Anywhere online are millions of people connected with each other using the Internet. And according to internetlivestats.com, the world has an average of 3,000,000,000 Internet users this year. Among the many possible ways to get started is by joining online forums where people discuss about anything under the sun. Obviously, I would suggest that’s one of the best book marketing you should try today if you haven’t done it yet. It’s your time to be noticed online; so stay connected with the others today.
Social Media Marketing
You have to admit to yourself how important the social media is these days. Everyone has his own social media account: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, Multiply, SkyRock, and more. I once made a try in making an advertisement online and it’s about calling the attention of some bloggers to hit like on my blog page. I was right to use the social media sites because my blog page got numerous visits, thousands of “likes” and numerous “shares.” In this practice, you are not required to invest your money but your time.
Before you start, consider your goals in this journey. It is very essential to start a social media marketing campaign with a plan in mind so that you certainly can wander and pursue in realizing your goals without getting lost. Think through your target audience, their location and how do they use social media.
A book review is a method of literary criticism in which your book is scrutinized based on the character, content, theme, style, and the like. Getting a book review is among the many possibilities that mostly self-published authors take advantage in adding visibility for their books. While this can be done scholarly or through hiring some professionals to do it for your work, getting a review for your book can be done simply by letting others read your book. You can ask your friends or pay a book reviewer.
Most self-publishers explore this kind of marketing platform and consider it more persuasive for most readers since it involves editorial content.
If you consider yourself an online expert; why not take advantage of it? You sure know you can start making blogs about your book and let billions of people around the world know what you’ve got. A blog for marketing can provide an identity and visibility of your book. It is where the interest is generated while you also display your work. It is where you can tell the story behind its title while allowing others to get involved with it through letting them leave their comments.
Moreover, creating blogs about you and your book can be noticed by all sorts of media and other angles of marketing in as much as you can educate people with your words. These people reading your blogs might be those who can bring your work farther when they realize how worthy your book is.
There is so much to explore about self-publishing and book marketing. Still, everything depends on you. So, when you desire to get more sales of your book, make sure you’re focused and ready to do it.