- Develop an address list: readers, friends, family,libraries, organizations ie social and fraternal clubs. Underline or check mark those who bought previous book.
- Mail or deliver announcements/invitations to a book signing launch.(These were hand made using graphics, a mini cover photo and card stock)
- Send cover copy and synopsis with an ARC to libraries where I am known and/or am a member of Friends of the Library
- Profile sheet, letter and ARC to reviewers other than those the publisher sends, asking for reviews
- Press kit to local newspapers
- Emails to organizations and local Country Clubs offering to speak
- Press kit to Book Reviewer at local and regional newspapers in the setting of the book.
- ARC with request to speak to local Book Clubs
- Announcement with resume to local radio station for interview
- Personal calls to two national book stores with follow up emails offering a book talk
Friday, July 26, 2013
If you recognize the paraphrased line from an old nursery rhyme, than you know this blog is about marketing, but not for a fat pig. Below you will find a marketing time line for my second published print book. This was my plan before twitter and facebook etc. but if you are a newbie, I hope it will be helpful anyway. If you are self published, perhaps you will find some things to include in your marketing plan. It worked for me.