NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The process of writing and publishing a book can be likened to that of a relay race: the first leg is spent researching and writing your book – which can take months if not years to complete – and the last leg – one that can be the most tiring as you approach the home stretch – is the promotional strategy you put in place in order to sell more books.
Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. understands that books don't sell themselves and in her latest article posted to PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit, Sansevieri provides nine tips to propel your book sales to the next level.
- Don't set it and forget it. Your marketing approach should be monitored and adapted as necessary. Stay up to date with what is happening in the current marketplace by either attending conferences or reading industry news/blogs. Look for successful trends to uncover.
- Newsletters. These can go a long way in educating and persuading your audience to come back for more. Develop a program that provides value and engagement all the while maintaining the integrity of your brand.
- Giveaways. Think outside of the box when attempting to entice your readers. Consider a monthly drawing for a gift card or other items that your audience can only find through you.
- Audio books. If you're looking to expand audience reach it would do well to embrace additional publishing formats. Don't overlook this rising market that has other authors all abuzz.
To read Sansevieri's five other book promotion secrets, read her article here: http://bit.ly/1FzK3Gy.
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