Book marketing is an important component to successful self publishing. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.
Even if you have published elsewhere (sorry to hear that), our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Options can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with the most popular and effective book marketing and promotional tactics as determined by our authors. These are tactics that are strongly recommended for successful book marketing after publication.
These are the marketing products and services determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of February 2010, listed below in alphabetical order:
|Amazon Extreme Package
Save 25% on 3 amazing marketing tactics centered around Amazon: The Amazon Kindle Edition, Search Inside the Book, and the Keyword Search Submission Service. Plus a free copy of the Amazon best selling book, Sell Your Book on Amazon.
|Amazon Keyword Search Submission
Participating books are “tagged” with applicable terms and keywords on Amazon’s Product Detail page. This encourages other visitors to your page to “tag” your book with the same keywords and phrases, which can give more “weight” to those terms in Amazon’s search results.
|Amazon Kindle Edition
The Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary wireless reading device that allows its owners to instantly download books and newspapers. Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy.
|Amazon Search Inside the Book
Amazon’s “online equivalent” to browsing a bookstore. Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
|Barnes & Noble See Inside
Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
|Bologna Children’s Book Fair
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair occurs in March in Italy and hosts over 1400 international exhibitors, including more than 1,200 from abroad, offering a comprehensive survey of children’s publishing.
|Book Review Submission Service
Securing positive book reviews is the first step toward building word-of-mouth buzz for your book. The first step toward receiving any kind of review is first submitting your book for review. We can help.
|Bookmarks (500 count)
Part of a coordinated promotion campaign includes marketing materials like bookmarks. Bookmarks are a wonderful promotional item to pass out because people rarely throw them away; they actually use them! They might as well use a bookmark that promotes your book.
|Custom Press Release
Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our news wire service on your behalf.
Like having your own publicist distribute your press release for you… Plus, after the release goes out, you will receive all the resulting leads for more personal follow-up, plus an electronic clipping service.
Outskirts Press published authors who are interested in any of these options can find further details and ordering information by clicking on the name (or image) of the option above. Information about additional marketing options can be found on the Marketing Options page of your Author’s Center.
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