As a new author, I’m often baffled by the seemingly endless ways one can promote their novel. So, in an effort to demystify the whole book-pimping process, I’ve decided to do a little mini-series here at EtS concerning book promotion. Over the next month or so, I’ll profile a few ways that authors can promote their books. We’ll discuss the pros and cons, as well as either give references where readers can find more information.
So, to begin with, I’ve created a poll for you readers. I want to know from the authors which promotional avenue seems to work best for them. From readers, I want to know which promotional tool they would be most receptive to. I’m going to take the top four answers and do more in-depth blogs over the next month (or more, if there’s interest).
You’ll notice that I left a spot for filling in the blank. I don’t pretend to be an expert in this area. In fact, I’m going to be learning along with all of you. If there is some avenue of book promotion that I forgot to list, feel free to fill it in the blank.
To conclude the mini-series, I’ll have a week where I’ll look at less conventional methods of book promotion. This is reserved for all of the wacky things authors have done to promote their books. Feel free to leave your crazy experiences in the comment section, and tell me whether they worked or not. If you’re reader who has seen a really cazy book promotion, then tell me about it.
If you don’t want to say anything publically, feel free to email me privately at suzannerock [at] ymail [dot] com. If you are somehow involved in book promotion (cover artist, publicist, marketing, etc.) or an author willing to share your promotional successes and failures (without naming specific companies or people), email me. 😉
So talk to me – I want to hear about book promotion!