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3 Tips For Promoting A New Author’s Book

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Whether it be your own or a friend’s book, here’s a few ways you can help get the word out there.

1.) Share The Book

My favorite way to share books is to give the book as a gift. If the recipient likes it they’ll recommend it to others and the book’s popularity will spread by word of mouth. Another way is to talk about the book on social media. Write a facebook status about it, tweet aboutit, blog about it, anything. You can reach hundreds of ears without a lot of work. You can also go to the coffeeshop and just read it, or read it on the bus on your way to work. Other people will notice the cover and maybe go look up the book at home to see what it’s all about.

2.) Face The Book Out At Bookstores

Head to all the nearest bookstores and rearrange the shelves so that the book’s cover is facing out to the buyers. We’ve all seen an interesting book cover poking out like that, and our attention is more drawn to it then to the other books. It’s a fantastic way to get the book noticed and it will for-sure get at least a few extra buys that way.

3.) Hit It Right At The Source

Leave awesome comments about the book on the bookstore’s website, on amazon, or on a book reviewing website. Most buyers will check out the reviews on a book before ordering it, so having an extra positive remark won’t hurt. Another way is to ask about the book. Go in to bookstores and ever if you know exactly where the book is ask an employee to help you. If enough people do this the employees will start to remember the book and maybe add it to the “employee recommendation” table. It works the same way at libraries. You can even reserve a copy of the book just so that the employees see it and recognize it. If they’re interested enough they’ll read it themselves.

Possibly the most important thing is to tell your friends and have them tell their friends! Nothing works better than a recommendation from a trusted source.

 

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I just did so much work on my novel!!

…is what I was thinking.  Then I realized I had only edited three pages.  Image

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50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired By Books

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*link* http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/tattoos-inspired-by-books *link*

I found this post on BuzzFeed a while back and I can’t stop going back and looking at it again and again! Love it!

 

 

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It’s Common Knowledge That Writers Should Write Every Day…

But, if you’re working on a novel, you just can’t force it.

Last week I had a few days where I just wanted to throw my laptop out of the window. I was drained of good ideas and distractions were more prominent than usual. Nevertheless I bowed my head and cranked out page after page of my novel. I’m determined to make sure this won’t be just another unfinished project, but seriously, what a mistake.

As I’m going through the pages and editing them I realize that all of them SUCK.

There’s no attention grabbers, no action and certainly no meaningful dialogue. It’s all just fluffy nothing words. None of these pages add anything to my novel but empty, useless space that no one really wants to read.

Take my advice, next time writers block hits but you need to get in your daily writing, DON’T work on your novel. Write anything but your novel until the ideas start flowing again.

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“I vented to those who would listen; my wife and literary agent both told me they could take no more so I started complaining to the dog. (If he listens for five minutes, he gets a treat.)”

-Chuck Sambuchino, On a negative writing experience

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