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#1 JordanTheNinja

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:26 PM

Hello!

 

It's been awhile since I've browsed through these forums; I really miss being on here! 

 

To get to the point, I just released my book via Amazon and am planning another book release sometime next year. I want to really build my online presence (and I mostly use Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to market and raise awareness) but I want to expand. I really want to become a better marketer for my books as they release. I don't plan on using Amazon forever, but I feel that they are a good starting point for getting my work out to the public. I've done the free book promos and such, but I'm definitely not up to where I could be in terms of marketing. Before I release this new book, I want to have some sort of established presence.

 

What media outlets/forums/etc. do you guys use to promote your stuff? I'm just wanting to take in some ideas and tips from people who have been doing this a lot longer than myself.

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:44 PM

I've heard a lot of people using http://noisetrade.com/

 

I believe it started more to promote music, but I know they include books as well now. You can give away the first couple chapters in order to build an email list and a much bigger audience.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:28 PM

Try reading: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Most of it just talks about marketing. 

 

Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are good starting places but you should also consider creating a website or blog if you don't already have one. 


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:10 AM

I'm still working on this myself, but I do find value in building my own mailing list. The chief value of it is that it's MY mailing list; we don't get buyer information from Amazon, so having email addresses and being able to track any sort of trends from individual readers/customers is valuable in and of itself.

 

But I'm a bit late in the game on this count, and I've always been more writer-focused with my publishing company than reader/customer-focused. So I've undergone a lot of trial and error.






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