I have been doing a LOT of work on marketing, trying to get my free day promos set up, ads for days following the free days set up, ads for things having nothing to do with free days set up… Basically, I’ve been trying to get all my marketing set through January, and a good start on February — this is because a) I re-enrolled Solomon’s Throne in KDP Select due to their lovely bonus money (aka bribe), and b) I have a new release set for late January and need to be able to focus.
I linked to a lot of sites, both paid and free, in this post on marketing the other day. This weekend I’ve found another, called the Author Marketing Club. One fabulous thing about this site (which, of course, I didn’t discover until I’d done a ton of digging myself) is that you can post your free book days to other sites directly from their site. They have links to about 20 sites that feature free books, including their own. One stop shopping – and trust me, if you knew how long it took me to dig up the sites I listed in my most recent marketing post, you’d realize how valuable this is!
What are some other things you can do?
- Upload your book trailer and get reviews on it. I am in the process of being in the process of getting a book trailer done, so this is awesome.
- Get a crash course in book marketing. They have videos and articles posted on the site to help you start marketing, correct your marketing if it’s not producing results, and how to build your author platform. Again, if I’d only found this a few months ago, I’d have saved a TON of time!
- Participate in forums. You can ask for reviews, and chat about tricks and tips for Amazon. Indie authors are an amazing group of people, always so willing to share what works and what doesn’t, so the more input you get, the better.
- Have your book featured. The Author Marketing Club has an email list of some 3,000 subscribers, and you can have your book featured in those emails. I don’t know about you, but that’s a lot more people than I have on my email list!
I’m new to the site, so I’m sure there’s much more to discover, but I can already see that this is going to be a valuable resource. And it’s FREE! I love free!
Let me know if you find any other great marketing sites, either for advertising books, or for how-to’s. I’m putting together my own crash course!