So, you’ve written the book, you’ve gotten it published, and you’re ready to take the next step. First take a moment and pat yourself on the back. You’ve come a long way! However, there is more to be done. You must embark the on the journey of marketing your new novel. This will be a lot of hard work, but don’t worry, you can do it. Let’s take a look at how you can begin.
Start to market your novel as soon as possible.
Begin your marketing campaign as soon as humanly possible. Start by telling your friends about it. Pitch them your marvelous new novel and ask them what made them want to read it and what turned them off. As you begin to streamline your marketing pitch, consider starting a blog about your new novel. Share small excerpts and help pump up some excitement for the story. You can even offer to do some Q&A sessions or special thematic talks if you think there is ample interest. Make sure that you have visuals for these blog posts. Try to find an artist to collaborate with to help you with this.
Create a media kit and begin networking.
Media kits are made up of several very important things that will help you with your networking efforts. You need a headshot, a short biography, a pack of business cards with your novel on them, and a “one-sheet.” A one-sheet is aa piece of glossy paper with the cover of your novel on one side and a short description on the other. You can also include any positive feedback you have received in short blurbs. With all of these things, you will have a wonderful media kit that will be ready to go if you meet someone you can work with to promote your book. It’s always better to be prepared when you’re trying to get your novel out there, so make sure you’ve done a lot of the work in advance.
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