Have you ever thought about how to go about marketing your book? As a self-publisher, all of the responsibility of getting your book from written to bought is all on you.
To help you in the process of getting your book in the right hands, create a marketing plan. I want to share with you a few top reasons why it's important to create a marketing plan for your book.
1. Gives you an easy map to follow. As a self-publisher, the idea of marketing your book can be a nervous task to take on, especially if you're a newbie at this. Having a marketing plan gives you step-by-step actions to moving your book professionally through the marketing process.
2. It helps you to get creative and become more connected with your book's message. You've probably heard that the more you do something, the better you will remember it. Developing this plan is a great way to take your brain dump ideas and organize them well, while you're learning more and more about what message you want to portray to readers. As you're creating this plan, you're becoming more comfortable with talking about your book with others.
3. It's a great tool to have to build your contact and media lists. Creating this book marketing plan will require you to do some research. As you're going section by section, you're finding the right media outlets and connections to get your book out there to the masses. This is a great way to get to know other people in the industry and ideas on how to connect your book with them.
I have attached a book marketing plan cheat sheet HERE, and also the webinar on how to do the marketing plan. I would love for feedback, and tell me what you liked or learned from this experience.
Remember authors, your book is your experience, and sharing it with the world is your goal.