Marketing your book.


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How do you grab potential readers attention? Threaten them? 😀 Eye catching images?

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An enormous advertising budget, which is out of reach for most writers, or the usual social media, such as Facebook? The problem with Facebook is that they filter who sees your posts, so unless you’re prepared to pay to boost that post, then the same people are going to see your posts and they soon start ignoring any marketing, simply scrolling past what they consider to be, “Same old, same old.”

But what about Twitter? As it currently stands there are no filters, literally thousands of different people can see your tweets and sometimes you get positive feedback, as a very kind fellow tweeter did for me today:

Loving the world has created in Land of Midnight Days. Terrified of it but loving it still.

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It hasn’t made me a bestseller yet, and maybe it never will, but it’s still worth a try.

By the way, the kindle version of Land of Midnight days is still available for £0.77 pence from amazon.co.uk, and $1.28 from amazon.com. 😀

https://twitter.com/kateannejack

 

 

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5 Responses to “Marketing your book.”

  1. Wish I knew an easy, inexpensive way to market. I haven’t had much luck with Twitter. I find it overwhelming, but a lot of authors have had a lot of success with it. Good luck with your book promotion!

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    • The key is persistance. I’ve found twitter works bettr than Facebook, in that tweets reach different people, not the same ones, as on Facebook. Only yesterday, one tweeter said she was actually reading one of my books. Ok, it’s only one person, as far as I know, but it’s a start. 😀

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  2. It’s a big step from getting your promo retweeted to actually selling any books. People are generally very generous with their RTs and that means more people have the possibility of seeing your tweet. But how many people read their twitter feed? I just look at the things that already interest me. There is probably a golden formula for the magic tweet that makes people buy the book rather than just passing on the info. Some people have cracked it. I haven’t.

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    • The reason I’m trying this, is because one of my fellow writers has actually done quite well, sales wise, by using twitter. As I said to Tricia, persistance is the key and retweeting not just other writers tweets, but non writers as well. 😀

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  3. A podcast I listen to regularly, ‘The Self Publishing Podcast’ paid for marketing with Facebook for one of their projects and found it a waste of money with very little return. They recommended building an audience through blogging and Amazon reviews. It’s a slow process though.

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