Did you know that Bowker (provider of book industry information and statistics) reports that about 3 million books were published in 2010 with about 2.7 million self published/print on demand (up from about 22,000 print on demand books published in 2006). Now that’s a lot of books that want book marketing.
But how do you stand out from the crowd? How do you get your book noticed? “For book marketing to be successful,”
Book marketing spoke #1: Get booked on radio shows as the guest interview in as many markets as possible and the bigger the market in terms of population, the better. The idea is for you to reach as many people as quickly as possible.
Book marketing spoke #2: Be sure you are optimized on all of the online bookseller such as Amazon. Create your author page on Amazon and buy all of the up sells, that is, the bells and whistles offered by Amazon to help you market your book.
Book marketing spoke #3: Have a book launch party. Book parties are lots of fun and get the word of mouth going in your community. I advise giving those who attend your book party a free book but be sure to get their email and contact info. A book marketing party is a good time to network. Find out who knows who and how they can help you.
Annie Jennings is a book marketing expert and specializing in helping authors optimize their book marketing and publicity plans. Annie understands that getting publicity on major media outlets helps authors market their books across the USA and create far reaching buzz. Annie Jennings books the major media outlets including radio shows, TV shows, guest article placements, online media placements and lots more.
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Annie Jennings PR is a National Media Strategist providing publicity, branding and marketing and media packaging and development strategies to experts, analysts, businesses, corporations and individuals including book authors.