Book reviews are so important when it comes to making sales for your novels. A stranger isn’t going to buy your book if it doesn’t have a lot of reviews, and this is especially true for self-published authors. We have to work a bit harder to present ourselves and our books to make the sale. But how do you get a lot of reviews for your book? Well, you have to ask! Watch the video to find out more!
Today’s video I’m teaming up with Reedsy to talk about book marketing. What is Reedsy? They’re a company that help authors connect with other professionals in the industry. This includes editors, cover designers and marketers. While I feel I’ve got a pretty good grip on social media marketing, I don’t know a lot about Amazon and a few other technical things. I hired Alaina Waagner through Reedsy to help out with the launch of She’s Not Here, but she also agreed to help me with this collab. Alaina is here to talk about what she does a book marketer, how she works with authors, why its important to market your book and how you can choose a book marketer that is a good fit for you.
So you’ve written a book…Or you’re about to write a book. Whether you’re thinking of self-publishing or going the traditional route, one thing is for sure: you need loyal readers.Welcome to AuthorTube Academy, an online course that teaches you how to create a loyal following of readers around yourself and your books. Along with the course you’ll receive downloadable PDF’s and exclusive access to the AuthorTube Academy Facebook group where I continue to teach you everything about YouTube, social media marketing and building your career as an author.
How should authors be using Twitter? I can tell you now that most authors use it incorrectly: promoting themselves and their books. While that’s great, people won’t follow you on Twitter unless you have something of value to add to the community. In this video I’m going to to talking about tips and tricks to create a strategist plan for organically growing your following on Twitter and finding loyal readers.
Today I’m super excited because I’m teaming up with fellow author and YouTuber, Natalia Leigh, to talk to you guys about the different things you should plan for when publishing a book. In my video, I’ll be talking about using advanced reader copies, finding readers, finding your author platform, creating a book trailer, launching your book and marketing your book. Be sure to also check out Natalia’s video because she’ll be talking about formatting your novel, cover design, finding an editor and beta readers!
It’s time to talk about book launches. It’s super exciting to have a book coming out, but it can also be really stressful to arrange a book launch, especially as a debut author when you aren’t always sure what you’re doing. For today’s blog post I’m breaking it all down for you. Find out how to host a successful, and easy, book signing. You’ll learn where to host your signing, who to invite and how to promote it online!
What’s the point of participating in National Novel Writing Month? There are a few people out there that think NaNoWriMo isn’t right for them because they think if they force themselves to write 50,000 words in one month it won’t be good, and this may be true, but this could be said for any first draft of a novel. It’s not going to come out good, but it will get you started. NaNoWriMo is a huge community of writers coming together to help motivate each other. During the month of November, you learn how to get yourself into the habit of writing every day. If at the end of the month, it’s not too good, that’s fine. You can fix that in draft two. Don’t believe me? Well, check out some of these New York Times Bestselling authors that wrote their novels during NaNoWriMo.
Yesterday was the two year anniversary of I am Mercy! I am Mercy is a historical fantasy novel that is a companion novel to Essence. It takes in 14th century France during the black plague during a time of desperation and dark magic.
In celebration of two years, I’ve decided to start something new. I recently created postcards that I’ll be signing and mailing out! I’ll be giving out the postcards for free to anyone who’s written a review of Essence or I am Mercy. Besides being signed, each postcard will also have a custom message written by your’s truly!