Did you hear? Oprah’s Book Club is back. Here is a link to the book club information: http://www.oprah.com/packages/oprahs-book-club-2.html
Perhaps you can leave a comment here and have your book noticed: http://www.oprah.com/oprahdotcom/Oprahcom-Community-Conversations-Books
Are you an author who is actively seeking book reviews for your book? Have you used some of the resources I’ve offered in this blog? Have you checked out some of the book review directories I’ve told you about? Have you asked key people to leave a review at Amazon.com?
Or are you taking the summer off to read some of the books Oprah recommends rather than promoting your own books?
Have you noticed that you sell books when you are promoting—to the degree that you are promoting them? And when you slack off, book sales tend to dip. Book promotion takes our full attention. People ask me, “How long must I promote this book?” The answer is simple, “For as long as you want the book to sell.”
So what are you doing to sell books this season? Have you made note of the various resources I’ve offered you over time—seasonal prompts, book festival and conference directories, book review leads, tips for landing live presentations and other ideas for book promotion, for example?
Let me hear about your summer book promotion plans. As for me, I continue to blog daily. I spoke to a group in Sacramento last month and have plans to speak at a local conference in a few weeks. I continue to submit articles on my topic to appropriate newsletters (those that my audience reads), I still contact people for reviews and I continually research new ideas and opportunities for promoting my books. In between these tasks, I am proofing my upcoming book, Talk Up Your Book, How to Sell Your Book Through Public Speaking, Interviews, Signings, Festivals, Conferences and More.
To learn more about book promotion, order my book, Promote Your Book, Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author. Study the many articles I have posted on book promotion here: http://matilijapress.com/articlespublishing.htm Sign up for my FREE ebooklet, 50 Reasons Why You Should Write That Book http://www.patriciafry.com