Wow Your Social Presence to Sell Your Self-Published Book!
Every commencing author might have one thing in mind: How do I sell my books? Would my books sell? Would I be earning as much as I spent in the entire publishing process? First things first, let’s set proper expectations at how marketing works on your target readers. Marketing your work is absolutely a whole new process to begin with. It’s certainly going to be more than a brisk walk, but will pay off considering on the effort you will be exerting. To give you breather of all these, we have compiled some ways on how to wow your social presence.
How to promote your self-published book?
1. Create a website and blog your story!
Putting up a website would hold a firm foundation in building your credibility online. Before we hover through the social media noise, let’s tackle how website isn’t just your typical website. The website serves as a perfect venue to give your audience a glimpse of what your book is all about. The site works in so many ways, that you can even post some write-ups or articles that would surface and invite your target readers in reading your masterpiece. This is where blog comes in. Gain the attention of your audience by letting them find your book even before you finish it. For instance, if you’re writing a book about cookbooks, talk about how to be a great cook and the perfect menu to cook, then take them off to your perceptions of your book.
Another audience drive would be through online giveaways or contests. Come up with a quality content that would draw your potential market for subscriptions on book updates.
2. Social media is a thing.
Your marketing isn’t a definite strategy, not until you get involved with social media noise, and put up an author page where people can hit that like button on your page. But it doesn’t end there, you have to get their attention to gain that like. See what’s on trend and try to align it with your book’s resemblance. Post anything interesting that would most importantly relate to your book plot or anything that would drive them from purchasing your book. Creativity plays a significant role here so analyze carefully your book’s insights that would sink in to your readers’ interest.
3. Learn from the best-selling authors.
So what made their book sell? Learn from the best! Observe how they worked with the cover art, titles, and even the formatting styles. It’s not like you have to copy everything from them, but pick out whatever suits your preference and apply it in accordance to how you portray your book.
4. Know your goals.
Knowing your goals would mean basing your marketing strategy on your intentions than get confused with your intended goals. If your goal is to just manifest your readers about your book’s deepest thoughts without considering about how far it’s going to reach then you don’t have to play that tough game in the marketing field. If your book is a good one, then your potential readers will do the work for you. One satisfied reader can triple up to ten. On another note, if your intention is to meet your readers’ wants, then that would imply on setting your wants aside since you have to meet your market’s expectations.
Nonetheless, always remember how marketing strategies work half of the success of your book, and the rest should play your part. Always keep in mind about the relevant things you have to remember in self-publishing and in publicizing your book. Write to succeed and promote your self-published book!