Dear Young Author,
Congratulations! You made it!
As an author, one of the most exciting moments is when your new book is finally published and ready to be shared with the world. Here are 12 ideas to consider as you embark on your book promotion journey .
Share with your family
Your inner circle can be some of your biggest advocates and supporters, so don't be shy about sharing your book with them. Let your family know that your book is now available and ask them to buy the book and spread the word to their networks.
Share the book with your classmates
Your classmates also wrote a book, and they are a great resource for spreading the word about your book. Ask them to share your book and you can do the same for them. They can also buy your book while you buy their book. This way you both get to read each other's book while you support your friends and your class.
Share on social media
Use platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to share updates about your book and links to purchase it. You don't have to be on social media - your family can share your book for you.
Host a book signing event
Hosting a book signing event is a great way to promote your book and connect with your readers. You can sell autographed copies of your book which might be extremely valuable in the future. You can even give your book to friends on your birthday.
Participate in book clubs
If your school or community has a book club, consider participating and sharing your book with the group. You can also start your own book club and discuss your book as part of the group.
Share your book with your English teachers
Consider sharing your book with your teachers. They may be able to recommend your book to other students or even include it in a lesson plan. You can even gift a copy to every teacher and showcase your appreciation to your teachers. Many years from now, they will enjoy reading the books of their students.
Participate in local events
Look for local events, such as book festivals or writing workshops, where you can promote your book. These events can help you connect with other writers and readers in your community.
Use word of mouth
Word of mouth is one of the most powerful forms of promotion. Encourage your family to recommend your book to their friends and other family members. You never know who might be interested in reading your book!
Reach out to book bloggers and influencers
Many book bloggers and influencers can help get the word out about your book. Look for bloggers and influencers who focus on your genre and reach out to them to see if they'd be interested in reviewing or promoting your book.
Host a launch party
A book launch party is a great way to celebrate your book's release and get the word out about it. You can invite friends, family, and members of your community to a local bookstore or another venue to hear you speak about your book, do a reading, and answer questions.
Utilise local media
Local media outlets, such as newspapers, radio stations, and television stations, can be a great way to promote your book to a wider audience. Reach out to these outlets and offer to do an interview or participate in a panel discussion about your book.
Partner with local businesses
Local businesses can be great partners in promoting your book. Consider reaching out to businesses in your community and offering to do a reading or signing at their location.
And the most important thing - get creative!! There are countless other ways to promote your book. Remember that writing your book is just part of the fun. Getting the world to know your book, buy it, and read it is so rewarding. More books sold means that you earn more book royalties, have a better chance to win best seller awards, that your class and your school have better chances to win leadership awards, and more than anything else - nothing feels better than knowing that other people read your book.