Are you looking for some ways to promote your book that do not cost a lot of money? In this guest post, book promoter Catherine Townsend-Lyon shares some of the tips she uses for clients of hers.
“So, you are a brand new author and just released your first book. Now What?”
Many new authors seem to be promised the world on a silver platter when a publisher is courting them to publish their books with them, and as a new author you are so excited about your book being out in the world, you don’t remember half of what the publisher has offered you. I hear all the time from my book promoting clients how they were verbally promised everything under the sun including promoting their book. Sadly, if you don’t get it in writing in your publishing contractor agreement? Authors are holding the bag of promoting your books and at your cost! And you just broke the bank already with all your publishing costs.
Now that you have spent most of your budget on publishing costs, you also have no idea how or where to promote your books. Well, I am here to help you do that and more. I am Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon, owner of Lyon Book Promotions. It is why I started my online book promotion business. I wanted to help new and seasoned authors learn how and where to promote their books for free or at very low-cost! But first, we need to know a little of the differences between say a Literary agent, Literary publicist, and Book promoter.
Literary Publicist: A person who publicizes, especially a press agent or public-relations consultant. an expert in current or public affairs. An expert in public or international law.
Literary Agent: A person who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers and film studios, and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same.
Literary Book Promoter: A person who promotes, especially an active supporter or advocate or paid publicity organizer to promote one’s work.
Now that we know the differences, I promote clients books and their social media sites so readers can not only read their books, but it is important for an author to interact and engage with the readers as well. That helps current and future book sales and gain book reviews. So here are a few of my “go to book promo sites” every author should know about. Again, many book promotion listing sites will let you list your books for free, and submit a free Author Interviews. They will also share many other book sites with authors on their sites too. Many will also offer low-cost advertising book ads so you can build your readership. Here we go!
My #1 choice right now is the fine folks at Awesome Gang. You can list your books and submit an author interview for free. They offer you a guarantee listing for a charge? But all my clients books were accepted under the free option. It just may take them a few days to your listing up on the site. The also have a fantastic Facebook Readers Club you can join, then you will see your book being promoted.
Now go visit my friends at Book Marketing Tools Blog and read “The Rest of my Advice & Tips.”
Author & Columnist, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 🙂