A new year is the perfect time to realign your book sales and promotion goals. Today, our Editor is sharing 18 authors’ New Year’s Resolutions and how BookDaily is planning to help you accomplish them:
Nothing screams NEW YEAR like a fresh cover. Take some time to give your cover images a facelift and re-launch your book. Just avoid these 11 pitfalls in the process.
✔️SHARE BONUS BOOK CONTENT
Use your book’s description or special pricing field, here on BookDaily, to share something extra with your readers. Many BookDaily Emerging Authors are sharing book related recipes, holiday cards, maps, and character lists. The goal here is to give the readers bang for their buck.
✔️TEST PRICING STRATEGY
Ebook titles $2.99 or less out sell their paperback counterparts 4:1 on BookDaily. Our readers love a bargain read! (If your book is FREE, we've got a special promotional option that will get your book downloaded by hundreds of readers, it's risk free, and provides transparent reporting.)
✔️FIND NEW READERS
Let BookDaily help you find new readers. Over the last month, BookDaily has gained 14,000 new readers. Your prospective reader here on BookDaily, so make it easy for them to discover your book. Learn more here.
✔️PERMA-FREE LEAD IN
When you make one title in your backlist available for free to all readers, you take out the risk for a readers. Plus, in our latest survey, we discovered that 48% of our readers have purchased other books by an author that they discovered as a free download on BookDaily.
✔️INCREASE READER ENGAGEMENT
Did you know that you can share a link to your newsletter sign-up page, your social media information and giveaways on your Author Profile? Increase reader engagement by giving them more of you and your titles!
✔️PROMOTE AN OLDER BOOK
Wondering how to promote your backlist? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Because BookDaily is not bound by traditional publishers or backed by any of the big book distributors, we can independently focus on promoting books that our readers will enjoy---even if it’s not a new release. All of your books---backlist and frontlist---are available to our readers.
There is a delicate balance between publishing new titles and taking the time to promote your books. However, as readers discover your new work---they’ll be interested in your older work as well. Our BookDaily Community is full of tips and tricks to help you write better.
✔️RECORD AN AUDIOBOOK
The demand for audiobooks is exploding. Why not have your book available in whatever format your reader prefers? Oh---and the best part is that when you record with Audible, BookDaily automatically adds a link to your audiobook to your book listing. How easy is that!
✔️RELEASE AN EBOOK
Did you release a paperback in 2017? Convert your book to digital to create an opportunity to promote a new release! Our Featured Ebook of the Day newsletter has over 90,000 readers who are interested exclusively in titles for their Kindles.
✔️PROMOTE A NEW RELEASE
BookDaily promotions are a great way to promote new releases to BookDaily's fervent readers. BookDaily promotions pair new releases with some of today's most popular authors. That's great visibility for your new release to readers who are already interested in your genre!
✔️PROMOTE A NOVELLA OR BOX SET
Give readers the most bang for their buck with an easy breezy novella or a multi-author box set.
✔️INCREASE SALES OF SEQUEL OR SERIES
Did you know that you can change the featured title for your BookDaily promotions at any time? This is the perfect way to promote sequels and series simply and effectively. (Already promoting using BookDaily? Here's how to change your featured title.)
✔️WRITE A HOLIDAY THEMED BOOK
Yes, we know the winter holidays are over, but now is the time to start writing for the next holiday season. Vicki Lesage reminds authors that “ Most publishers post calls for submissions in January with deadlines in March so that they have time to publish, get reviews, and start marketing in time for Christmas. (Vicki offers more ideas on writing holiday books in her post here.)
✔️PROMOTE AN UPCOMING RELEASE
Build buzz for an upcoming release by promoting your book's excerpt here on BookDaily. Then you may link your purchase icon to your retailer's or publisher's pre-order page.
✔️CONNECT WITH OTHER AUTHORS
BookDaily Author Community is a great place to start. Share your book marketing or publishing expertise with 10,000+ authors, agents, and publishing industry insiders by blogging for BookDaily. Here are our Editorial Guidelines.
✔️PROMOTE YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM
There’s nothing we love doing more than giving authors (especially our lovely Indies) a platform to promote their books! If you’re new to BookDaily, you’re probably wondering how these authors get chosen to be included in the Featured Author of the Day newsletter. Well the answer is simple: they applied! Applications are being accepted for next month.
✔️UPDATE YOUR AUTHOR PRESS KIT
2018 is your year to be prepared for publicity opportunities. Here are six essentials every author needs for marketing, from BookDaily Blog Contributor extraordinaire, Melissa Eskue Ousley.
Are your Author Resolutions for 2018? Leave your resolutions + how you want to achieve them in the comments or tweet us @BookDailycom
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