The whole journey of making the book Heroism has been long and enlightening. But finally, the final stages are here and marketing as a self-published author is challenging.
So I wanted to tell y'all (just in case you are interested in self-publishing and marketing your own book) 6 ways I'm marketing my new novel Heroism.
Before, I do my list of things, I want to let you know that your brand is different from my brand. So what works for me may not work for you, after all our target audience might be different (which makes sense because our books aren't the same).
Furthermore, getting started with marketing well before your book comes out is a smart thing to do.
So, I have a platform for your books on Instagram, my website, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook.
Each of my platforms are used differently, so every connection I make on each platform is unique and special.
Okay, enough stalling, here are the time lines and specific things I'm doing to market my book Heroism.
6 Months Before Book Releas
Start social media plateforms
Update author profiles
Post about personal writing journey (2-3 times a week)
Gain a following
Get an email list going
3 months Before Book Release
Start designing merhandise
Reveal Book synopsis
Design quote cards
Show early reviews
Start teasing readers with covers and characters
Post about other writers/authors
Share personal writing journey
1 Month Before Book Release
Create landing page for Book
Schedule Book signings
Make pre-order available
Get interviews/guest posts
Start selling Merchandise
Get out in your community
Share Behind the sense
Promote Pinterest boards
Create social media countdown
Release Book Trailer
Hype up your book! **
10 Days Before Book Release
Do lives on as much platforms as you can
Do raffles and give aways of merch and signed book copies
Take BOMB pictures**
Vlog the whole packaging process for the pre-ordered books
Book Release Day
Write a launch day article
Vlog the whole day
Post Book Release
Spill the secrets about your characters
Show the deleted chapters from your book
Tell the before story of your book
Tell the after story of your book
Enteract with your community/readers as much as possible by asking questions**
Make current updates about your charters currently (if no sequal is coming)
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