How important is book marketing? Can you imagine six weeks after your book is released by a professional publishing house that the publisher has decided to terminate their relationship with you? That’s exactly what happened to Victoria Jayne, author of the paranormal romance, The Witch of the Prophecy.
She believes that the number one reason they ended their contract was that Victoria Jayne didn’t know how to market herself or her book. Since 2018, she’s written two more books and focused on becoming the best marketer for herself and her books that she can be.
Victoria now offers her best tip for fiction authors in her article, 13 fiction book marketing tips from an experienced novelist, on BuildBookBuzz. Although she claims not to be a marketing guru, Victoria suggests that fiction authors consider these tips:
- Create a website
- Set up social media accounts specifically for your author persona
- Create a BookBub partner account for authors
- Use Booksprout (there is a free account option) to get reviews
- Sign up for AllAuthor and BookBrus
- Create a Canva design account
- Use BookSweeps
- Sign up with Bookfunnel and StoryOrigin
- Research book bloggers/booktubers/book podcasters in your genre
- Research book blogs in your genre and pitch guest posts
- Sign up for a blog tour
- Don’t waste money on advertising, especially as a first-timer
- Keep writing. Above all else, keep writing
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Best Book Monkey’s Insights
Without a doubt, that’s a lot of individual tasks to undertake as an author. Don’t try to do them all at once. Best Book Monkey recommends building a marketing plan. You can certainly include many of these tips as part of your plan.
If you’ve never even considered what to include in marketing, hop over to How to Write a Successful Book Marketing Plan for Your Book to learn more.