In this day and age it’s not enough to publish a book – self or otherwise. You have to build an audience and promote your book – assuming you want to sell books.
So now that the summer days are long, start incorporating buzz building into your day. It doesn’t matter if you have published or not. It doesn’t even matter if you have a book pending publication this year. Start making connections and building an audience now.
How Do You Build Buzz and a Book Buying Audience?
- Social networking
- Comment on other blogs
- Attend workshops and conventions
- Get involved in the reading/writing community.
Finally, learn about building book buzz and connecting with your potential readers!
There are many great resources. Check out Smashwords Book Marketing Guide. Mark Coker has written a great book on marketing your book and it’s free.
Also check out John Lock’s book “How I Sole 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months” It’s a very motivating, informative, and inspiring read.
I also enjoyed Smart Self-Publishing: Becoming an Indie Author
Now all of these books are for aspiring self published authors, however their tactics are also relevant and effective for traditionally published authors. It’s essential to get out there and connect!