By Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief
Birth Announcement…Announces birth (release) of your book, picture on the front and the information on the inside. After all, you have birthed the book and I know you are proud of it.
A Coming Out Announcement…a card announcing the coming out of your book and its info.
New Member to the Family Announcement…sharing the addition of a new book to your series.
Use your blog to report or update your readers and fans on the new book you are writing. You could do once a week. You know, the up’s and down’s, in’s and out’s-enough to whet the appetites, building excitement and buzz for the book. Perhaps they can participate by asking you questions. Anytime a reader can ask the author questions you can bet they are going to buy that book when it comes out.
How about “Author’s Night” where you talk about your books or your series…the story behind them. Why you write, how you came to write, all sorts of information. Readers love to know this information. You can then give them a ‘tad’ of info about the new book you are writing. It’s a night to get to know the local author. You can even call some of your friends who are authors to participate in this with you. The bookstores should love this it brings customers into their store.
Have you used any of these I mentioned? Share some you have used.
What others can you think of that might work for authors in promoting their books?