It’s one thing to create and publish a book. It’s another to sell that book to a viable target audience.
There are more than 60,000 new self-published books being released per month in the USA. While it has never been easier than it is now to self-publish, there are lots of other people doing it.
So how do you build that all-important author platform, and even if you already have a platform, what steps should you take to be prepared and plan properly to promote your new book?
Our team of book marketing consultants will work with books published via PublishMyBook.Online or elsewhere. All you need is a book and a willingness to learn.
Book marketing action plan
What you need before you do anything is a solid book promotion plan. Marketing each book is different, just as marketing each author is different. We know better than most that there are as many different kinds of books as there are human beings on this planet. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, however our book marketing consultants have skills that transfer to just about any book.
Blurb edited and optimised
Apart from the title and cover design, the blurb is the single-most important thing in marketing a book. You only have two or three paragraphs to make your target market desire your book, so your words must be tantalising and right for the genre. Not only that, but once you publish your book online, there is keyword optimisation to consider.
Advanced book review management
Genuine book reviews and professional media reviews can make all the difference to whether a book becomes a sensation or not. So how do you encourage people to review your book or ebook? What information do you need to send them, how do you approach them, and are there any platforms out there that let you reach directly to book reviewers and bloggers?
Websites for an author or book
It just makes sense to have the same team that is designing or publishing your book produce your website. It will be search engine friendly, fast to load and mobile responsive. There’s an option for every budget.
Posters and Flyers
We will design, print and ship (within Australia) 250 x bookmarks, 250 x posters and 500 flyers for AUD $710+GST.
Social Media Marketing for Authors and Books
We will manage your social media pages/accounts for you, respond to incoming messages and comments, add images and videos that you provide, post updates (eg. on at least two separate days per week) and interact with relevant connections on Facebook to build relationships and increase followers. When something pertinent occurs you will be notified by email or phone...
Feedback about our marketing services
"You are doing such great work. I am so happy with the website, [RealizingHeaven.com]. So good to see it online. The website ... loaded very quickly for me. I very much like your use of the older blurb at the bottom of the main page, and the early versions of the social media pages are great too. Love it all."—Otto S. Hoolhurst, author of Realizing Heaven
“I now have a much better idea of ways to market my book and the particular steps involved and better understanding of the processes.”—Maureen Cashman, author of Charlie and Me in Val-Paradis(Published by our imprint Australian eBook Publisher)
“Thanks to your advice, I now write to every reviewer to repost their reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, about 75% do it. This has now got my Goodreads text reviews to [over 100] reviews and my Amazon.com reviews over [200 in the USA Amazon.com].”—Luke Gracias, author of The Devil’s Prayer. (Published by our imprint Australian eBook Publisher)
“I’m really pleased with the marketing plan for my book. I now have a thorough, well thought-out and clear set of actions to increase the awareness of Now That I’m Sixty that should lead to increased sales.”— A. Mary Smith, Author of Now That I’m Sixty
“I found PublishMyBook.Online very helpful in putting together the blurb for my ebook. They expressed the aim of the book in a way that was just right [and] very cleverly captured what I was trying to say. The world of ebooks was entirely new to me, and I appreciated [their] patience and understanding. And for me the lesson has been to let an expert write the blurb.”—Murray Marks, author of Jesus The Son of the Living God
“I would like to take this opportunity to praise and recommend PublishMyBook.Online, for the magnificent marketing services provided to me. Making potential readers aware of the novel and my story was crucial after the ebook became available. A comprehensive social media approach, right through to spreading the word to a larger audience, using [their] media release and other professional tools was very reassuring.”—Arthur Bozikas, author of Bang and Burn
“I am happy I have chosen your company to go through this process with me. You are all impressively professional, service focused and easy to deal with. I am really impressed with the Marketing doc.”—Stephen Wallis, author of Spiritual Survival Guide