Forum
Community Forum
Today's Posts
FAQ & Rules
Members List

Writing
Writing Forum
Recent Posts
Critique Guidelines

Groups
YWO Social Groups
Facebook
Myspace

Chat
 
YWA

Register

Store
Support YWO
YWO Merchandise
The Book Despository
Amazon.com (US)
Amazon.co.uk (UK)
Amazon.ca (Canada)

SBS Mag


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2012, 05:36 PM View Post #1 (Link) New Author seeking advice!
markobeezy (Offline)
Literary Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Points: 5
Times Thanked: 0
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, 05:48 PM View Post #2 (Link)
Lykaios (Offline)
Red-name-person
 
Lykaios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ὡς ἐν ἄλλῳ κόσμῳ
Posts: 1,371
Points: 30
Times Thanked: 115
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, 04:28 AM View Post #3 (Link)
smMiller (Offline)
Novice Writer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 17
Points: 30
Times Thanked: 1
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, 05:39 AM View Post #4 (Link)
FayGee (Offline)
Aspiring Author
 
FayGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: the home is where the heart is!
Posts: 528
Points: 22.57
Times Thanked: 30
I can't really help you, but I'd like to congratulate you on publishing a book!
__________________
YWO Awards 2011:
Most Welcoming Member: FayGee
Worst Spammer: FayGee

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Some poems rhyme
This one doesn't


So ha.

I collect thank points.
 
Old 01-27-2013, 07:27 AM View Post #5 (Link)
Tamara8flo (Offline)
Abstract Thinker
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Posts: 28
Points: 5
Times Thanked: 0
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.
__________________
If you don't like my driving then stay off the sidewalk!


When your down I may not be able to pick you back up, but I promise I'll be willing to lay down right next to you.
You don't die of a broken heart... you only wish you did.




And that's me, Tamara!
Gobble It Up— The Awesomest site ever:
http://www.tamara.n.nu/
Fanfiction:
http://www.fanfiction.net/~xxtamaraluvxx
Blog: http://tamaratheblogger.wordpress.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TamaraXxTheReal
 
Old 01-30-2013, 10:24 PM View Post #6 (Link)
Stacy (Offline)
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 40
Points: 8.24
Times Thanked: 0
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, 10:32 PM View Post #7 (Link)
Infinity_Man (Offline)
Freelance Writer
 
Infinity_Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,407
Points: 30
Times Thanked: 240
This thread is now a year old.
__________________
Infinity_Man's Mega Guide

Pro-tip: because my first instinct is to procrastinate anything I see as an obligation or responsibility, asking me for a critique is a good way to make sure I never give you a critique.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 08:34 AM View Post #8 (Link)
han123 (Offline)
Literary Artist
 
han123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere nice :)
Posts: 330
Points: 24
Times Thanked: 42
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!!!
__________________
Critiques: Ask and you shall receive
 
Old 06-10-2013, 12:00 AM View Post #9 (Link)
Majyk (Offline)
Freelance Writer
 
Majyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,463
Points: 30
Times Thanked: 356
This thread is old, so I'm locking it, unless its author requests it to be opened.
__________________
.


“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
— Albert Einstein


.
 
Closed Thread
Thread Tools

 


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:35 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 - Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All writing Copyright © its author(s). All other material Copyright © 2007-2012 Young Writers Online unless otherwise specified.
Managed by Andrew Kukwa (Andy) and Shaun Duke (Shaun) from The World in the Satin Bag. Design by HTWoRKS.