Marketing for self-published books in a saturated market is difficult. In my latest attempt, I have decided to use video content to engage readers. I’m hoping that by including them in the book writing process, I am reminding them that I write books!
I will also be more active searching for interesting social media personalities. Engaging potential readers requires effort. It includes creating content and conversing with others who post content.
My recent video asks readers to help name two characters in the book I am currently writing (book three in a young adult fantasy series). One character is a jovial man from the 1700s and the other is a plump angry man with a monocle. Here’s the video. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
I thought it would be fun for readers to get a visual of the characters in my book series, (after)life lessons.
Jake T. Austin responded! Loved him with Jenna on Dancing with the Stars.
His character, Chase Hastings, is the classic good looking, sarcastic, high school boy in the popular crowd.
Check out the book series here: (after)life lessons book series on Amazon
Another year, another set of teachers. That’s what happens at Vita Post Mortem Academy, a school run by famous dead people. Having special abilities, like being able to see spirits, means extra responsibilities. Jules Winklevoss, the protagonist in my fifth book, The Curse of the Winklevoss Twins, learns that firsthand when she returns for another adventure at the prized academy.
Check out the line up of teachers she has for her sophomore year:
Science: Marie Curie
Math: Charles Ponzi
English: Dr. Seuss
Social Studies: Princess Diana
Psychology: Steve Jobs
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She’s beautiful. She’s charming. Like the Sirens in Greek mythology, Olivia Hart can compel people with her mind.
Watch this youtube video to learn how to apply makeup just like her!
Check out the Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program series on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alana-Siegel/e/B006O3NOAK
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There’s something about holding a physical book in your hands. People love it. The pages smell like paper and ink. It makes the writing more real. Therefore, I decided to hand out physical copies of my first book in the (after)life lessons series. Rather than a link or a post that you can swipe past, handing out the book started a real conversation and ignited interest.
I brought my books to my jazz dance class. We took a picture with the books. I posted it and tagged them on Facebook, hoping their friends might see it and vote for the book, too!
I would recommend this book marketing plan!
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Here’s some pictures documenting the experiment:
Sharing is caring! That’s why I shared my books with my dance friends.
In an effort to expand my social network reach, I created this video and posted it on all my social media sites with various overlapping book and dance hashtags.
My book, The Curse of the Winklevoss Twins, is “Hot & Trending” on Kindle Scout right now and for the past week. I’m hoping to keep that momentum going! 22 more days!