3/18/2013

Next Steps in Promoting a Self-Published Book

I'm working on generating a list of the best questions people ask authors about their books and about the writing process.  My plan is to use these questions to support a series of interviews that will be available both in text and video formats.


I'm planning on doing some readings from "Here Be Monsters", both in local libraries and in the outdoors, and would love to make short videos of these readings to upload to youtube and other sites that could carry them, and increase the number of eyes and ears on my book.


I'll be approaching a series of appropriate blogs and websites and offer to write some articles for them to increase my exposure among their readers.  

These are my initial thoughts on how I can easily take my promotion to the next level... I will gratefully welcome any ideas that you would be willing to share with me.

Thanks,

Jamie



3 comments:

flask said...

jamie, you are welcome to take over my blog for a day if you want.

i would very much like both of my readers to know you have written a book, but i have had no good way to tell them: here is a book i have not read and will not read, but here. YOU should read it. this guy is smart and funny and he can string two thoughts together and it's probably a very good book.

Brandy Moss said...

You're lightyears ahead of me regarding book promotion. I haven't the first clue how to organize a reading anywhere, espeically since my book probably isn't even available in libraries.

I like your video idea. I might try it as soon as I have something to actually video. :)

Any suggestions for promotion that are reltively free in nature as I am flat broke. I've printed flyers and bookmarks and they garnered me a few sales in the beginning, but there's not a lot of places around here that will let you leave flyers and stuff. Libraries have even given me a resounding "NO" becuase it's not a flyer/bookmark for some kind of non-profit organization.

Brandy Moss said...

You're lightyears ahead of me regarding book promotion. I haven't the first clue how to organize a reading anywhere, espeically since my book probably isn't even available in libraries.

I like your video idea. I might try it as soon as I have something to actually video. :)

Any suggestions for promotion that are reltively free in nature as I am flat broke. I've printed flyers and bookmarks and they garnered me a few sales in the beginning, but there's not a lot of places around here that will let you leave flyers and stuff. Libraries have even given me a resounding "NO" becuase it's not a flyer/bookmark for some kind of non-profit organization.