6 Marketing Tips To Launching Your Book

A book launching campaign can be a bit intimidating. What many people fail to realize is that only after the book is written does the real work begin-when it’s finally published.

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Nevertheless, a book launching can be an exciting and memorable step in your career and with a little help, you should be able to introduce your book to the world easily and with the greatest response. Pick a date to officially release your book and consider employing some or all of the techniques below to make your book launching a success.

Seek Out Pre-Endorsements

Contact people in your industry and ask for pre-release endorsements. Think big and your return will be big as well. From established authors to well respected reviewers, a positive pre –endorsement can do wonders for your reputation and should be included as part of your book launch marketing strategy. Make certain to mail a copy of the final product along with a thank you to all those who were willing to help you with your launch.

Partner with Related Industries to Provide Bonuses

Providing bonuses is a common technique employed by industries looking to launch a product or service. It involves gathering bonuses from other people, and then giving them away free to people who purchase your book. Often downloadable products or extras that complement your book are a great way to entice purchases. Bonuses create that “buzz” that gets your book noticed and talked about.

Make a Promotional Video

These days, it’s super easy to make a quality promotional video as part of your book launch marketing strategy. A great introduction or review of your book posted on your web site or YouTube can catch on quickly. Make certain to provide links back to your site so interested viewers can get more information.

Social Media Promotion

Remember, by the time you’re ready to launch your book, you should have a well-developed social media platform. Make sure to blog about your book release prior to the big day and provide updates letting your target audience know when they can expect your book. Email your lists letting them know what’s planned and consider holding a contest to engage your followers.

Media

Make a concerted effort to give an interview about your book beforehand or have a book review written. In many cases, you can find producers and editors of publications, radio shows, television shows, even blogs that reach your target audience. Look for reporters, reviewers, bloggers and anyone else who may be influential in helping you reach potential readers.

Send out Review Copies

Another way to incite buzz about your upcoming book release is to make certain that you get free copies to bloggers and reviewers. Make a list ahead of time of who you will send review copies to, so you’re prepared as soon as your books are complete.

Don’t settle for the same old traditional and boring book launch strategy. The more creative you get with your launch, the more newsworthy your event, the more press coverage, the more book sales. Make your book launch marketing strategy exciting and be prepared to sell.

Note: This is the original article that was first published back in August 2012.

Eric is a #1 International Bestselling Author, Ghost Publisher & Book Marketing Coach. He helps struggling content creators navigate the often-confusing publishing and book marketing process and shortens the time it takes to become a published author. More specifically, Eric helps writers, bloggers & authors find their tribe, build their platform, share their message & make a difference by transforming their message into a bestselling book. Hundreds of authors have benefited from his advice by publishing their own books successfully.

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  • Cody Christian

    Howdy Eric!

    Thanks for posting this! I enjoyed it!
    I wanted to ask you if you have any ideas on a niche book in the children’s book market? I’ve been writing a few stories about a little boy who is disabled and wants so bad just to be a cowboy! I’m troubled how to market this series of books. Thought maybe you could point me in a direction!
    Thanks!!

    • Seyed

      Howdy Partner,

      It is all up to you. If you truly feel that the book is worth a read then just pour your heart out. Try contacting a small local book store and try to get them interested as well as a few kindergartens and schools. Then from the fame there you can start to grow it bigger.

      -Cheers