Here's the journey of an author from idea to bookshelf to bestseller:
Book marketing for new authors
1. Define the audience of your book – age and reading level-culture- location - values -
2. Write the book - (several steps involved) - plan - outline - write - revise -rewrite - edit - revise - proofread - submit - publish - market - monetize.
3. Edit and Proofread - (more than once)
4. Get reviews - (as many as possible)
5. Become an Amazon affiliate - (sell your book)
6. Join reading clubs like Goodreads -(strategize)
7. Place your book in other platforms - Amazon + Goodreads + Barnes & Noble ++++
8. Create an author website -
9. Create social media profiles
10. Raise awareness of the book- find your audience with social posts and hashtags.
11. Create a pre-sale landing page and share on social media profiles and posts.
12. Publish Press Release for the book.
13. Hold a pre-sale event at a local bookstore.
14. Launch on kindle and Amazon.
15. Launch on Ingram Spark. Lulu, and other platforms.
16. Continue social media interactions. (Blogging, Articles, Social posts)
Below is an example of one of many lists I make for myself to organize the steps I am taking to manifest. Contrarily, if I feel stuck, then I must be content to stay where I'm at because here is where it's at. You see. There is something here that I must learn before I can proceed. So no matter how far away I go in search of that which makes me smile the most, I will always come back to the one where I left my smile dry.
TAT PRODUCTIONS OFFERS -
1. WRITING SERVICES - BLOGS & ARTICLES - WEB CONTENT -
2. MARKETING SERVICES - SOCIAL MEDIA - GOOGLE ANALYTICS - SEO
3. CREATIVE WRITING SERVICES - BOOKS (FICTION/ NONFICTION) DIGITAL, PRINT, ILLUSTRATED, YA, CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL FICTION, MEMOIRS.
4. BOOK REVIEW SERVICES
5. SCRIPT COVERAGE SERVICES
6. WEB DESIGN
Title - To Do
1- Utopia- find a comic book artist - pitch - cover and edit scripts -
WRITE BOOK 5 OF THE SERIES-
2- Robbie – REVISE - rewrite – edit - SUBMIT/pitch - get published
3- Isabel – screenplay to novel - SUBMIT/PITCH/get publish
4- I am Sojourner Truth - screenplay to novel – SUBMIT/PITCH/get publish
5- Memoirs of a radical teacher - revise - edit - rewrite - write - SUBMIT/PITCH/get published
6- Train in Photoshop – inDesign – Premiere - E-commerce /PRACTICE/design/monetize
7. WRITE BLOGS AND ARTICLES - content marketing - REHASH old posts -
7. SCHEDULE POSTS -
8. LAUNCH WEBSITE -
9. keep supporting - keep posting - keep writing - keep dreaming - keep smiling -
10. change the world
Do it all over again.