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Old 01-22-2012, 04:36 PM View Post #1 (Link) New Author seeking advice!
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Hello All! I'm a first-time novelist who just published my book, Teaching Bobby on Amazon's Kindle e-books, and I'm wondering what other steps are beneficial to spreading the news of a new book?
Old 01-22-2012, 04:48 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Hi there, firstly welcome to the site.

Second, you should know that most of us are teenagers and actually haven't been published, so wouldn't know too much about that area of things. Also, by your question, I'm guessing you've self-published your work, as traditionally published works usually come hand-in-hand with their own marketing and promotion stuffs. And as your novel is only an e-book all my suggestions of trying to get your local bookshops to stock it won't work. All I can suggest is trying to get some reviewers who look at stuff like your novel to review your work and get it known about in various interweb spaces. Advertising your novel here, however, is not permitted without admin permission.
Old 01-24-2012, 03:28 AM View Post #3 (Link)
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My uncle just recently self-published a book and a way he did it was major advertising on facebook and he also had a few days that he was offering free downloads. His book was downloaded a bunch in those few days and though he might lose some money on it, he was able to generate publicity, lots of people read his book which spread everything by word of mouth and recommendation (which is a major part of how people find things these days). It worked so well that his book ended up on those "others who bought this item also bought these" lists on Amazon. So that might be something you can do =)
Old 01-24-2012, 04:39 AM View Post #4 (Link)
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I can't really help you, but I'd like to congratulate you on publishing a book!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:27 AM View Post #5 (Link)
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Create a website circled around the book. Create a Twitter account and tweet about it (but get followers, too!). Facebook it. Blog it. Spread the word. If you have some advertising funds, try google ads or any other major advertising thing.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:24 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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If you have your blog, you can write a post about your publication and spread the link to it in the thematical sources.
Old 01-30-2013, 09:32 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:34 AM View Post #8 (Link)
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ive just self-published a book about a month ago too haha. congratulations!!!

I would say it really helps having a website so you can promote it there. um promote on any other sites your on thst will let you. get your friends/family ect to spread the word. posters. im not exactly sure, but theres a few things.

again congratulations!!!
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:00 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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This thread is old, so I'm locking it, unless its author requests it to be opened.

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