20 Ways You Can Promote Your Book

20 Ways You Can Promote Your Book @Writers_Authors

Marketing is part of being an author regardless of the publishing route you take. The idea of having to promote your books can be scary for some writers though. Here's a list of 20 ways you can promote your book to get you started:

1) Link your book to trending topics

2) Set up online giveaways e.g. on Goodreads

3) Host and live stream author hangouts via Google+

4) Create and submit a press release

5) Guest blog on sites that reach your target audience

6) Create a media kit

7) Attend networking events and conferences

8) Submit posts to blog carnivals

9) Do a virtual book tour

10) Take part in a blog hop

11) Do virtual author visits via skype

12) Film your author events and share the video on YouTube

13) Encourage your fans to market your book using their Amazon (or other) 
affiliate link.

14) Create a book video trailer

15) Do a cross promotion with other authors

16) Have an online launch party

17) Do social media chats e.g. Facebook wall chat or Twitter interview

18) Include your hook and website URL in your email signature

19) Create a board for book related pins on Pinterest

20) Create a newsletter
Got some ideas of your own to add to the list? 



  1. This is wonderful information. I am done with my first draft of my new e-book regarding education. After 40 years in instruction and higher education it is time to share my findings. You have been a great resource through the years. Thank You for your leadership in this area of great iportance...


    1. Thanks Jim. All the best with your e-book. Get in touch if you'd like to do an interview or guest post for the site ;)

  2. It's so hard to find time to promote and still be a prolific writer. I think entering contests and competitions should be on the list. Speaking of: 3 Day Novel Contest starts friday. http://www.3daynovel.com/ Can't wait!

    1. Thanks Adrienne. I was actually visiting the 3 Day Novel site just the other day. Writing challenges like this one can be a great way of getting those words down in print.


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