Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Hooker - Just Kidding.

When I write the words just seem to fly onto the pages. I have notebooks of ideas, plots, pictures, character descriptions and journals full of the interesting places I've visited. There is never a time when I can't find something to write. But where I get stumped is when you write THE END. The book goes to edit, fix then press and you have a book. That's where I get lost. How do I get the word out? Authors are responsible for much of that these days. I'm totally lost in that dark maze. I would love to hear some ideas. These are a few of the ones I've used.

1. Press Release - newspapers, schools, book clubs, community meetings
2. Visit libraries and book clubs
3. Book and author signing events
4. Word of mouth
5. Social Media

None of that is enough. I need a hook! Share your list of book release ideas. I will be happy to post everyone's ideas as they come in. Got you on the title of the post didn't I?

5 comments:

  1. I wish I had some book release ideas, Tierney! I'll be watching for more of good ones like you posted above. Barb Bettis

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  2. Targeted marketing. Remember my marketing talk? Congrats on all of your books.

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  3. Yes, Beth and that was very helpful. I need to get that out again. Thanks.

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  4. Words fly onto the pages for you? I'm so envious of that! I sometimes feel like every word comes with a drop of blood.

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