What Makes a Book Successful?
This is it. You’ve finally decided that you’re going to do it; you’re going to write a book. So, you’ve got an idea, a concept, maybe even a flicker of excitement. But there’s one last thing you’ve got to ask yourself: What makes a book successful?
Podcasts are a huge trend right now and for good reason. They’re often accessible for free on streaming services, and are perfect for listening to in the car, at the gym, or anywhere you might find yourself on the go; but, it's not all true crime and niche comedy! Podcasts can also be a great medium for writers and readers – here’s how:
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Sharing Your Story Through Video
When authors think of video marketing for their books, they rarely create video content beyond the video trailer. Going the extra mile to create and share other relevant videos can be an excellent way to strengthen your author brand, attract readers, and build a fan base. Taking the time to create videos that can be posted to social media—especially YouTube—can help your audience engage with your story faster than simply writing a post about it.
With over 3.96 billion people using social media platforms worldwide, it's no surprise that social media has altered the marketing landscape for authors and self-publishers. The ability to create videos and posts that instantly reach your target audience has transformed book promotion from impossible to necessary, and any author who aspires to be a literary celebrity has been quick to learn how to be active on social platforms.
However, promoting your book on the right platform can mean the difference between getting no reads and reaching the top of the charts, so it’s important to know which platform is right for you. Check out the following list for the top four social platforms for book promotion!
So you want to start your writing career, but you don’t know where to start. Everyone’s been there—that’s why Night Heron Media is here to help! Read on for advice and tips on how social media can jump-start your writing career.
5 Tips for Marketing Your Book
In today’s digital age, it’s becoming increasingly important to market yourself and your book as a product rather than a piece of art. While the writing itself is a key part of finding success as an author, you also have to use marketing as a tool to set yourself apart from others. By publishing your book, you have put your own product out into the world. To ensure it does well, you have to take extra steps to promote it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.