Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.
Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.
These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of May 2016, listed below in alphabetical order:
|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 newswire service on your behalf.|
|Amazon Kindle Submission Service: Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.|
|Audio Excerpt: Recording a 3-minute audio excerpt is as easy as speaking into the phone. Read a passage or explain more about the book.|
|Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service: Millions of books are available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers.|
|Apple iPad/iPhone Standard Edition: Millions of iPads have been sold and iPhone revenues account for over HALF of all smart phone revenue in the United States. Is your book a part of this growing market? It can be, simply and conveniently, with iTunes distribution of an iPad/iPhone electronic edition of your book through Apple’s iBooks bookstore.|
|Marketing Telephone Consultation (30 minutes): One of our Personal Marketing Assistants will contact you to schedule a one-on-one consultation. After your consultation, you will receive a marketing plan with actionable items that can be used right away to get started selling more books.|
|Amazon-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week: Get your book and cover, along with an easy way to order your book directly from Amazon into the inbox of a wide audience of literary enthusiasts.|
|Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This package includes a Kindle Edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book and Amazon Cover Enhancement.|
|Publisher’s Weekly Co-Op Advertising: Reach over 80,000 booksellers, publishers, public and academic librarians, wholesalers, distributors, agents and writers in addition to more than 360,000 unique monthly website visitors.|
|Virtual book tour in the Blogosphere and on social networks: A Virtual Book Tour is very similar to a physical book tour. However, instead of loading up copies of your book and driving from bookstore to bookstore and radio station to radio station to promote, you and/or your book can make “appearances” on blogs and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – while you stay put in the comfort of your own home.|
Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.
Not yet published with Outskirts Press? Today is the perfect day to start and take advantage of our current publishing promotion.