Monthly Archives: November 2013
Here at iUniverse Blog we just love our authors to be successful, especially those who have contributed to the blog, so we just want to share with you the great news about one of our fantastic community of authors, J.L. Witterick. Also we just want to say we told you first here back in May that this book was going places.
iUniverse Publishing back in July published a great series of blog posts from the husband and wife team of authors, Jim and Brenda Hodge. Already award winners with their book, The Legend of Anne Southern, Jim and Brenda have now gone on to win two more coveted awards at the Florida Writers Association Conference.
iUniverse gives you more guidelines to boost your your book sales.
Doing Radio Interviews
Doing radio interviews about your book can attract people’s attention and generate interest. It’s an easy, cost- effective way to advertise your book(s). As most radio interviews are held over the phone or by using Skype, you don’t need to worry about gas, travel time or your attire.
Radio interviews can last anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, and they give you the opportunity to connect with the audience. It’s customary for talk radio shows to open the phone lines and allow calls from the public during or after the interview. Showing genuine interest in the callers and telling a story or two can make the audience feel as if they really know you.
You can prepare for the interview by sending the host questions you would like him or her to ask you. This is also a common practice. You should present yourself as an expert on the topic of your book. If you aren’t an expert, fake it. It’s likely that no one will know the difference.
Talk show hosts often promote upcoming interviews by advertising them online and talking about them on their shows. Some of them will create a link from their website to yours, and this is all free advertisement.
You and/or the talk show host can also offer free giveaways of your book to the first five or ten callers. This is a low-cost method of promoting your book too.
Here’s another installment of iUniverse tips on how to market your books.
Offering e-books online and doing book signings
There are many ways to get low-cost publicity for your book. In this article, we will present tips on offering e-books online and doing book signings.
There are a number of benefits to offering e-books online. People are spending more time with a computer and less time reading actual books these days, so offering your book in e-book form can attract more readers.
People can find anything they are looking for in an e-book very quickly because they are searchable. They are also portable, so people can easily carry lots of books around with them.
People can adjust the fonts on e-books, so the elderly can read them despite vision impairments, and e-books are available online at any time which is a definite benefit to the homebound who can’t make trips to the library or the bookstore conveniently.
You can update your e-book, correct mistakes and add or delete information easily.
Posting your book online in e-book format can make it more attractive and much easier to access which, in turn, can boost sales.