IN THIS ISSUE:
Books of the Month
71 Ways to Promote and Market Your Book
34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book
10 Tips For Marketing Your Books Online
Eric Nierstedt, a reader since birth and a writer since high school graduated from Kean University with a bachelors degree in English. In 2011, his work was selected for the Unlimited Potential Theatres NJ Wordsmith Competition. He writes professionally for the Westfield Leader newspaper, the online magazine Suite101, and the official Lightrider blog, where he analyzes writing as a craft and in popular media. He is a lifelong resident of Garwood, NJ, and is currently working on the sequel to Lightrider, Equites. Website: www.lightriderjournals.wordpress.com
The best time to design and implement your marketing plan of action is before you even start writing your book. It takes time to build relationships, learn your readers wants and needs and develop a base of rabid fans that clamour for more.
And with it, so too are the opportunities for authors to expand their reach and increase their book promotion and brand awareness.
Now the third largest social network, Pinterest acts as a virtual pin board that helps you organize and share things you find on the web. As you surf, you can pin images from other sites onto Pinterest where others can re-pin those same images.
We have all seen the authors who are simply out there screaming "Me, me me!!!" They are a big turnoff, right? So how do you go about getting your message out there, getting your book into the hands of loyal readers, without alienating possible friends and readers? Very carefully. Do not just push yourself on people; be a value add author. Give them something back. Give them something they did not know they needed in the first place, and you have conquered what marketing is all about. Things to remember about marketing online include: