Today please welcome author Michelle McLean!
She’s here to talk about what she is doing to promote her latest book. Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers.
There are a lot of things you can do; some you are probably already doing (like blogging) and some that are fun things you can do once you have a book on the way. Since my book, Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers, is geared toward students, teachers, and homeschooling parents, I try to connect with those readers as often as possible. Here are some of the things I’ve been doing to help promote my book:
* This blog tour :)
* I created an Author Page on Facebook, Amazon, and Goodreads
* I began promoting my upcoming book through my blog and website and focused on building my readership
* I’ve printed bookmarks and postcards featuring my book to leave on the counters of my local library and bookstore – and I recruited as many friends and family members as I could to do so as well. I will also be mailing the postcards and press kits (see next bullet) to schools and other institutions that might be interested in my book
* You can create press kits to send to newspapers, radio stations, and any other venue that might either plug or be interested in your book
* I spoke with my local bookstore about making appearances and will appear with my book at their bi-annual teacher convention
- Any appearance opportunities you can find will be a great help in promoting your book. Whether it be visiting schools or speaking at conventions, these are a great way to get yourself and your book known.
- Online appearances like Twitter chats, blog and website guest posts, Skype chats, forum chats, and any other venue where you can connect with your audience are great
*I even have family members wearing T-shirts with a picture of my cover to their English classes and Disneyland :)
Bottom line – connect with your audience. Let them know you have a book they need :)
To purchase Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers:
Barnes and Noble
Michelle McLean is a writer and the Chief Editorial Consultant for PixelMags, LLC. In addition to her non-fiction work, Michelle writes YA historical novels and other children’s books. If she's not editing, reading or chasing her kids, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book.
Visit Michelle at her website, blog, Twitter, or Facebook page.