I’m a bit late coming to this party, but I just found out about this today. The Alliance of Independent Authors yearly online conference starts tomorrow and today is the last day you can add you book(s) to what they call their “Book Description Contest.”
It’s not clear to me what one wins, but it is a way to get you book cover and description “out there.” And the process to enter is pretty painless.
Not exactly what we mean by “launching” your book 🙂
Are you currently writing a book? Is there a little niggle in the back of your brain that is telling you, “I wonder if I should start working on a plan for my book launch.” Kathy Meis of Bublish has put together some nice information about what to think about and put in your book launch plan. There are many things you can do, and Kathy doesn’t mention them all, of course, but she’s got some good ideas and reiterates things you probably already know but haven’t gotten around to doing.
Keep in mind, even if your book is already out there and you want to implement some of these things, it’s really never too late. Earlier is always better but do what you can when you can and slowly work you and your book into the reading public’s eye. She is definitely correct in that if you want your book(s) to be a commercial success, you have to treat your book like a business, which requires time and a bit of money.
Thanks for your insights, Kathy!
NOTE: I am not endorsing Bublish or Alliance of Independent Authors in any manner – I actually don’t know anything about them other than I’ve heard their name around the book word.
Picked up a link to this wonderful post from Christopher’s thestoryreadingapeblog. Every author needs to read this post if you’ve ever considered using any of these ebook, email discovery services. Read the replies as well. You’ll learn about some other services there too. Great help in planning where to spend your marketing budget. Along with comparing the services, John breaks the cost down in different genres.
Which ebook discovery services offer the best value for your book promotion? ALLi watchdog John Doppler crunches the numbers.