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    Kick Ass Book Launch Tips

    Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Lance Schukies, May 13, 2015.

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    Toby is a woman!!? :supershock:
     
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    top ideas

    "run giveaways on GoodReads and work with book bloggers to get you reviews, interviews and guest
    posts online, generally focusing on sites with the most traffic for your genre. "

    "Think about your social media
    platform as a way of making new friends with readers and other writers."

    " I ask for readers
    to review at the end of the books, in my Acknowledgements section. (Once I started doing
    that, I got twice the number of reviews.)"

    "sends advance copies to
    Kirkus, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and all of the other big reviewing sites,"

    "I pay big bucks to be featured on high-powered email lists like Bookbub to get my book
    into the Kindles of readers at free or deep discount. "


    don't forget to add them on Twitter
     
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    That one's specifically for traditionally published authors and it's the publishing house's publicist that does it. In the sense of what we could do for ourselves to market our book, that one isn't so great in that they're far too busy to be reading an unknown self-pubbed author's book.

    The best tip I thought, for the self-pubbed lot, was to get readers involved :) Using readers' names as suspects in the book, getting them to name a minor character. That's pretty clever, free of charge, and would certainly pique interest. Of course, it requires an existing reader base, however small.
     
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    What is this?
     
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    A great Idea really.....!
     
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    What do you mean, what is this? What are you referring to?
     
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    I meant it for your all four lines you wanted to say in that. Especially this one "Using readers' names as suspects in the book, getting them to name a minor character". To what extent is this idea feasible?
     
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    Read the article - it was one of the ways the successful self-published author described that he uses to promote his books. Clearly it works for him. But as I mentioned in my post already, that would require an existing reader base - so it is feasible to that extent. I don't see what more there is to add?
     
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    I've deliberately used my beta readers' names for minor characters in my second book. :)
     
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