Good luck with your personal book marketing endeavors!
Great Marketing Tips for Authors
By Jason Miner
Writing is a difficult and tense activity; when an author finally completes a book, it is essential to market the book properly. Failure to attempt any brand of marketing may imply that the book will not sell. The information below may help an author market a book to a wide audience.
1. Engage with Readers - If a person wishes to attract attention, it is vital for an author to talk to readers and potential readers. He or she should engage in conversations and avoid appearing antisocial. Some people may assume that an author is not worthy of attention if the author is not willing to socialize with the public. An author should attempt to attend as many events as possible. When an author receives an email, he or she should answer it in a timely manner. The reply does not have to consist of several paragraphs; it is enough to acknowledge the email.
2. Establish a Personality - Many authors are aware of the fact that a personality is crucial in order to succeed. An author cannot hope to attract an audience if he or she is not willing to display a mature character. For example, an author who wishes to sell a romance novel should not behave in a childish manner. Readers will be able to connect with a personality, and they will be able to see the author as a person. It may take a long time to develop a character; however, it is worth the effort.
3. Create a Website - It is not enough to talk to people; if an author wishes to make a mark on the reading world, it is a terrific idea to create a website. Some publishing companies handle creating a website; however, authors who publish without help should consider taking on the task. It is important to hire a website designer and plan the layout before making the website available to the public. An interesting website helps sell books in the long run, and it does not take a long time to create an online outlet.
4. Find Distributors - It is not unusual for an author to have few distribution options; this is especially true for authors who reside in small communities. When a book is only available through a few venues, it is hard for an author to market and spread the word. An author should look for distributors and work to make a book available in stores. When a book is available in several areas, it is more likely that the book will sell. The author will receive profits. It is not possible to market a book unless it is available on a wider scale, and an author will cut back on stress.
Writing and printing a book is strenuous work; however, it is not enough to create a book. If an author wishes to be successful, it is vital to market the book. The information above may help a new or experienced author reach a wider audience. He or she will reap the benefits.
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Tony Eldridge is the author of The Samson Effect, an action/adventure novel that Clive Cussler calls a "first rate thriller brimming with intrigue and adventure." He is also the author of the Twitter marketing book, Conducting Effective Twitter Contests. His new novel, The Lottery Ticket, was just recently released on Kindle.