Book authors are on a never-ending quest to promote their books and sell their books. Yet, unfortunately, many of them struggle with this. I know this first hand because a lot of my clients are authors and come to me for help with their book marketing. Plus, I’m the author of three books and know what it takes to get book sales going.
The truth is building an online business can be overwhelming. There are thousands of online courses out there. Which ones do you choose? What training do you need to know? How much technology do you need to try to learn?
Make sure you write plenty of articles. Submit them to the top article directories, as well as smaller directories in order to build your link campaign. Also consider publications in your industry, as well as buy guest blog posts.
I hear from a lot of people that they’re uncomfortable celebrating their own successes because they were taught not to brag. Here’s a great workaround: celebrate your success by sharing client success stories. Make sure you include how your mentoring, coaching, consulting, etc helped in this client’s success.
Quality content and promoting your blog. Quality content is a key area to making your blog a success. Having a lack of regular, quality articles will drive readers away. Even if your content is the best on the Internet, you also must correctly promote your site to get viewers. Make sure to promote your blog as well as producing great articles to ensure that your blog has the best chance of success.
“I recently sold my first book to Ellora’s Cave, and guess where I met my editor? If you guessed Twitter, you’d be correct. 😉 She allowed me to email my submission to her directly, and as someone who receives a LOT of manuscripts, I don’t doubt that helped me stand out from the pack a bit. Why did she do this? She’s a sweetheart, but also because we’d begun building a bit of a rapport on Twitter and she extended an opportunity to me because of that.
I happen to be a fairly quick, fairly organized writer because I’ve been writing for a while now. But there is no way – and I do mean no way – I wouldn’t get hopelessly confused, inundated, and overwhelmed if it weren’t for my Magic Communications Calendar.
For more info: Visit Cari. Cari wrote her first story – a bible parable – in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she’d ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today. Cari’s genres of choice include contemporary, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, urban fantasy and paranormal. Recently she discovered erotic romance. Oh, how far she’s come.