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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.
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Every author needs a professional photo and headshot at some point in their career, so make sure you have it ready in advance. In this video we’re talking about how to take professional looking photos that you can use basically anywhere.
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’s video is a little different because I’m taking a deep dive into a tool called Storiad. This is a tool designed for making marketing your book easier.
In the past month or so I’ve been doing a lot of different videos on things you can do to help promote your book when it first launches. I’ve talked about how to host a book signing and how to arrange a blog tour for your novel. Those are two different options for a book launch and today I wanted to talk about a third option: virtual book launch.
Every time one of my novels come out, I create a book trailer that releases about a week or so before the book comes out. The book trailer helps create a ton of hype for the novels and also tells people where to go to buy the book. I have a YouTube video that I’ve made in the past that goes into detail about how I create my book trailers, but today I want to talk about how anyone can create a book trailer. No experience in video editing or filming necessary.
So you wanna be an AuthorTuber. If you saw last week’s blog post, then you know I talked about why you should join AuthorTube. Since you now know why you should join the AuthorTube Community, it’s time to talk about what you need to do to grow a following. Being an author on YouTube is really fun, not to mention it’s a great way to find a community of people who will support you and your books, and inspire you to keep writing. Let’s jump into it!
So what’s up with all these authors that are on YouTube? As one of these crazy authors, I thought I would take the time today to talk about why YouTube now has a community called AuthorTube. This community is what allowed me to create the author platform I have today and to continue growing my platform while selling my novels. In this blog post I’m going to explain what AuthorTube is, why you should join in on the fun and maybe give you a few ideas as to what types of video you could make as an AuthorTuber.