Today I want to give a shout-out to several of our self-published clients who’ve been doing absolutely amazing things since we launched their websites.
It isn’t an easy road to market a self-published book, but these folks prove it is possible to build an audience by using such tactics as:
- Being persistent (and patient) with social media;
- Participating in book signings, fundraisers and interviews wherever humanly possible (get your book in front of people at any opportunity!);
- Running promotions and ads on targeted websites such as Goodreads.com;
- Writing and publishing more work!
The Lion Trees by Owen Thomas
Since we last checked in with Owen Thomas, he’s been winning awards all over the place: The London Book Festival, The Los Angeles Book Festival and well, too many to mention actually (click here to see the full list). He (we!) even won an award for his website design! If you’re looking for an epic summer read, pick up a copy of The Lion Trees. Owen’s online strategy focused primarily on blogging — he posts consistently to his blog and to social media.
Finding Bethany by Glen Klinkhart
Glen Klinkhart’s true crime memoir Finding Bethany took Alaska by storm, becoming the best selling book in the state! Glen hustled on Facebook, gave talks and made appearances and participated in local fundraisers wherever possible and wrote a really good book (which helps). Finding Bethany was the Winner in the True Crime Category of the 3rd Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards.
Congratulations to our wonderful clients, we are so very proud! They prove that launching a website is just a great starting point, consistency (online and off) in marketing your book is where the real magic happens.