Friday, October 21, 2016

9 Steps to Market a New Book Release

with guest Misty M. Beller.

I’m so excited to celebrate nine years with y’all! As you paddle furiously from unpubbed island to the shores of success, one of the important supplies you’ll need is a bit of marketing savvy to help make the most of your experiences in Published Land. I’m in the midst of releasing a new book myself, so this topic has been forefront in my mind! (If you’d like to check it out, A Pony Express Romance is available for pre-order and scheduled to release Dec. 27, 2016).  

To grow those skills (and in keeping with the theme of “9”), let’s talk about nine critical steps to successfully marketing your new release!

Note: Sometimes marketing can be a bit overwhelming, so if that’s the raft you’re rowing, I’m going to make it easier for you. I’ll put an asterisk beside the steps that are absolutely critical. The others you can pick and choose what you want to do. 

So let’s get started!

1. Announce the Book to Your Email List*:

When these folks signed up for your email list, you probably promised they would be the first to know about new releases, so keep that promise! Announce the new release to your email list first. If your book is available for pre-order, you’ll want to send a total of three emails to your list: one when the pre-order starts, another on release day, and the third a couple weeks after release. In this last email, thank them for the purchase, let them know you hope they enjoy the story and ask them to leave a review. Here is a blog post where I cover these emails in more detail. 

2. Post the Book*: 

We’re not talking social media yet. In step two, you want to make sure that book is added on all the websites where readers are looking. Add the book cover, blurb, and buy links to your author website. Make sure you have an Amazon Author Page and your new book is linked to it (no, this doesn’t happen automatically). The same with Bookbub. (You do have a Bookbub Author Page, right?) Add the book to Goodreads, ACFW’s Fiction Finder, etc. And if you have any indie published books, make sure you add links to the new book in the back matter of your existing inventory.  

3. Prep your Launch Team*: 

Send advance reader copies to them a couple months before release, if possible. I also like to send out the links where they should post reviews as soon as those are live. You can send out the Goodreads link right away, then send out the other links when the review option is live (usually on release day). 

4. Announce on Social Media*:

Now is the time to share with the world! Make sure you include the buy links so people can get in on the fun.

5. Schedule Blog Tour: 

If you plan to do interviews or guests posts on blogs, you’ll want to schedule these several months in advance. Guest blogging can be time-consuming, so make sure you choose blogs geared toward your target reader. 

6. Submit for Critical Reviews:

This is another step that needs to begin early, often four to six months before release. If you’re traditionally published, your publisher will likely handle this piece for you. However, indies get to do the legwork on their own. Some of the bigger review sites include Booklife, RT Reviews, and Kirkus Reviews. 

7. Schedule Paid Ads:

Again, if you’re traditionally published, you’ll want to discuss this with the publisher’s marketing team to make sure you’re clear about what they’re doing and what they’re willing to pay for. My favorite paid ads for pre-orders are Facebook Ads. After release, I submit for a feature with EreaderNewsToday.com as soon as the book has ten reviews. Then when the book hits 25 reviews or more, I start requesting a feature with Bookbub.com. There are lots of other ad sites out there—some more effective than others—but these are my personal favorites. 

8. Schedule any Appearances or Parties: 

If you plan to host a release party, either in person or on social media, or book signings, now’s the time to get them lined up!


9. Document Each Step and the Results*:

Even if you think there’s no way you could possibly forget the details of this launch, I promise you will! Create a document (in Excel, Word, a spiral-bound notebook—anything!) and write down EVERYTHING you did to market this new release. Then record the results of each activity. What step had a lot of impact, either in book sales or recognition? What was a waste of time or money? What do you wish you’d done differently? Record it all! This is called a post-mortem and will be so helpful to you next time! 


Although the marketing possibilities are endless, these are the core focus areas. And as you gain experience releasing new books, you’ll find some of these bring you more value than others. So let’s hear from you! What are your favorite ways to market a new book release? And readers, how do you typically find out about new releases from favorite or new authors?

Join the conversation for a chance to win the first three books in my Mountain Dreams Series.  (Winner announced in the Weekend Edition.)

I’m giving these away so you don’t have to wait until the end of December for my new release, A Pony Express Romance, but you can take a peek at it here!


Additionally, I have a free Book Launch Marketing Checklist that you can download here.


Misty M. Beller writes Christian historical romance and is the author of the Mountain Dreams Series and the Texas Rancher Trilogy.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Misty has worked over a decade in the corporate world, focusing her efforts in project management, business leadership, and marketing, and now loves to apply those same skills in her writing life.  spends treasured days with her husband and two daughters. In the midst of it all, her husband and daughters keep her both grounded and crazy.

Misty loves to connect through her website, marketing blog for authors, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.







After growing up as an orphan, Josiah English wants nothing more than to have his own ranch and raise Arabian horses. Riding for the Pony Express seems like the ticket to his dream. And when he meets the stationmaster’s beautiful sister, it seems he may be within reach of the happy life he craves.

Mara Reid is thrilled to finally meet the man of her dreams, and the fact that they both want to raise horses in the Sweetwater River valley seems like confirmation straight from God. 

But when the Express shuts down and Mara's family home is in peril, the danger looming over Mara's life may not be half as destructive as that threatening her heart.



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  1. As a reader, I receive quite a lot of author newsletters, so I hear about upcoming books well before they are in print. I also enjoy knowing when they go into pre-order so I can anticipate the book & spread the word. I also like to go onto my Goodreads account and mark the book as "Want to Read" so I have a list of all the books on my wish list. I'm also on many different launch/street/early reviewer teams and read & review and post on social media about the book before release day (I LOVE helping authors this way, it's a win/win!). I follow many different blogs and hear of new and upcoming books that way. I love when the bloggers do author interviews, it's a fantastic way to get to know my authors more! And lastly, I LOVE Facebook parties :-) A way to connect with the author & other readers and get excited about the upcoming book! (it doesn't hurt if there are giveaway chances too!). I wished I lived closer to authors that do book signings, because I would happily attend :-)

    So you see, I have MANY avenues to find out new books and be introduced to new-to-me authors. A lot of times, the blogs I follow will feature an author whom I haven't known about. I've discovered quite a few that way, even some Indie authors! That's the part I enjoy the most, supporting ones who may not have the high reader following that more "popular" authors have.

    A good post for both writers and readers Misty! Thanks for the generous offer of the first three books in your Mountain Dreams series, they all sound like wonderful stories! And your horse is so beautiful in the picture :-) Blessings!

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    1. That's fantastic, Trixi! It's great to hear the ways you find new authors and books! It's a pleasure to meet you. :)

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    2. Trixi was at my facebook party last night, and I believe she was doing a CONGA!!!! :) Oh, wait, it was a Western release, so make that square dancing/line dancing at the honky tonk! We had such a good time!

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    3. Oh, I love it! Trixi is my kinda gal. :)

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    4. Trixi and Ruthy, I'm so sorry I missed the FB party last night! Sounds like I missed a good time doing the conga! :)

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  2. Welcome to Misty. So delighted to have her here.

    Here's a tip. If you ever get a chance to take a Misty class.. DO IT! Don't hesitate. She is a marketing wizard. I learned more in one hour than I have in years on the topic of newsletters!

    Any clue when you might hold another class, Misty?

    The one I attended was free for ACFW members. It was worth more than I usually pay for online classes which is anywhere from 20-35 dollars normally.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Tina! Authors can subscribe to my marketing tips mailing list to be the first in the know for upcoming classes: https://theambitiousauthor.com/ Also, I'll be teaching the ACFW email course next April on Marketing a new book release. We'll really go in depth then! Thanks so much for inviting me to Seekerville, Tina!

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    2. Great! Tina has been talking up your classes, so I'll be looking forward to more info! Also just downloaded and printed your marketing checklist!

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    3. Wonderful, Myra! I hope it's helpful for you. Hopefully I'll "see" you again soon! :)

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  3. Misty I've got a book coming out right now. Great list.
    I'm going down it like a check off list.

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    1. Congrats, Mary! Can't wait to read your new book! :)

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  4. When you say, "Announce the book to your email list." When should I do that? Why ahead? As soon as it's available for pre-order? I usually send out a 'New Release' email and the mention any upcoming releases there. But I'd love to know if you think there is a 'right' time.

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    1. Great topic, Mary! If you're doing a pre-order, I recommend sending an email to you list when the pre-order is first available. That way they'll be the first to know about your upcoming release. Then send another email out on release day to celebrate. That way, those who have procrastinated will have a chance to grab it. :) In either of these emails, you could give a peek at the first chapter or the characters or something that your readers will love. I also recommend another quick note to your list after the book's been out a few weeks, thanking them for reading and asking for a review. I hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks for asking about the email list, Mary! And thanks, Misty, for the ideas.

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  5. Misty, my 4th book just released and I'm indie so this is a wonderful checklist as Mary just said. :)

    I'm woefully behind on some of this so, better get cracking! That being said, I never found success with Facebook ads myself. Probably should get more information and try again.

    Good to know, Tina, about Misty's classes. Always more to learn about this business isn't there?!

    Being owned by two horses, I'm curious about yours! Do tell! Lovely photo.

    Nice to read Trixi's comments also. Readers are who we do this for so, great to see someone with such enthusiasm. WTG Trixi!

    Happy Friday everyone and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Seekerville. 9 years. Wawzah.

    I brought homemade pralines and several flavors of tea and coffee to start the day, because... why not?

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    1. Ah, May and KC! You both made me laugh! Welcome to the celebration! I brought coffee and scrambled eggs, so the celebration has officially begun. :)

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  6. Thanks, Misty. You make this all sound remarkably do-able!

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    1. Hi Iola! The best approach I've found with marketing is to tackle one thing at a time. And if a particular piece seems like too much, there are so many other things you can be doing until you're ready to face that bear!
      You can do this! :)

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  7. Welcome, Misty! Thanks so much for this great check list. It's certainly a keeper post for the Seekerville notebook.
    Thanks for the heads up on Misty's class, Tina!

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    2. You're welcome, Jill! It's a pleasure to meet you!

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  8. As a reader I find book blogs to be an invaluable source for finding new to me authors & their books.

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    1. That's great to hear, Mary! I subscribe to several book blogs and love them, too!

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  9. Welcome to Seekerville today, Misty. Thanks for sharing this great list. I need to get busy tackling it.

    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! For those who don't know, Jackie just released a novella as part of a collection. Definitely a To Read!!

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  10. Obviously there is so much to do to promote books. I love being part of the process for authors by reading their books and posting reviews on my blog, Amazon, Twitter, Goodreads, Christianabooks, Facebook, Family Christian and any other place I can find. I also go into our local Walmart and rearrange the Love Inspired books because whoever comes in to place the books on the shelves just throw them up. I always rearrange the shelves so the titles are together and people can see them all. I know that's not a "marketing tool" but I try to make it easy for people to see all titles so they won't miss any. Funny thing is the next week when I stop by, most of the books have sold. :)

    I pray you all have a blessed day today and a joyous weekend.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I love what you're doing to help readers and authors find each other! And rearranging the books made me chuckle. Great idea!

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  11. Misty, thank you so much for being here! That's a great checklist and I love when something I do for one book benefits another. That crossover is like the best effect an author can have.

    Congrats on all of your success!

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  12. K.C....

    Pralines.

    Oh my stars, I was kind of a hog on those last night, but I'm ready for more!!!!

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  13. Welcome to Seekerville, Misty.

    This is a great list. One that I'll have to bookmark for later since I'm still working toward publication, but I definitely want to keep it handy for when I do sell a book.

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    1. That will come before you know it, Rhonda! Thanks for the welcome! :)

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  14. Great info on a topic most writer's shy away from. BUT marketing is a necessary evil, right?

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    1. LOL. Yes, some parts are not as much fun as others. But when you actually reach those new readers, it all feels worth it! :)

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  15. Thank you for your great list Misty! I especially liked the idea of tracking what worked and didn't because as life gets busy that part could be overlooked. I just launched a new website and would love more signups for my email list. Do you have any helpful thoughts about that, including innovative kinds of giveaways? Thanks!

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    1. You're definitely thinking in the right direction, Elizabeth! There are so many great options for giveaways that your target reader will love. It could be a prequel to your series, a short story related to your other books (that's what I use), a free book, deleted scenes, etc. I actually have a free mini-course posted on my blog that goes in depth on this topic and walks through the steps to get the giveaway set up. Here's the link: https://theambitiousauthor.com/free-ecourse-easy-email-list-giveaway/

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    2. Thanks so much Misty! Perfect timing. I always worry that free book will somehow hurt my chances for my fiction and nonfiction work I'm trying to get published. How do I make sure these don't get counted as "published author" statistics?

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    3. If you're only sending it to people you authorize (because they've given you their email address in exchange for a copy), it's not generally considered "published" through a bookseller. It hasn't actually been made available through retail outlets.

      If you're concerned about that, though, you could always do a monthly drawing for a book in the genre you write, as long as it will attract your "target reader" and you're clear about what they're signing up for.

      I hope that helps!

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  16. Great list Misty. Thanks for visiting Seekerville.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! It's been so much fun being here! :)

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  17. Hi Misty and Seekerville! So excited to see Misty here. She's not only been my critique partner for several years, but she's been my publisher and marketing mentor. I never would have published my series without her guidance!! Check out her ambitious author blog https://theambitiousauthor.com/ and of course, check out her great books!
    Thank you Seekers and Misty
    (I don't need to be in the drawing because I've read all the books, and they're wonderful!)

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  18. Misty, welcome! And thanks for the great info. I especially appreciate the advice about ads. It helps to have your recommendation.

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    1. So glad it was helpful, Missy! And it's a pleasure to meet another "Missy" type. :)

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  19. Hi Misty and Seekerville! So excited to see Misty here. She's not only been my critique partner for several years, but she's been my publisher and marketing mentor. I never would have published my series without her guidance!! Check out her ambitious author blog https://theambitiousauthor.com/ and of course, check out her great books!
    Thank you Seekers and Misty
    (I don't need to be in the drawing because I've read all the books, and they're wonderful!)

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  20. Hello MISTY! I've met several new-to-me authors through some fun Facebook parties.

    Please enter me in the drawing.

    HAPPY FRIDAY!

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    1. Will do, Caryl! Facebook parties can be so much fun. :)

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  21. MISTY, welcome to Seekerville. Thanks for the terrific check list for promoting a new release. I write for Love Inspired and get copies of my books that I can send out for review, but don't want to get sideways with Amazon by asking for a review. Should an email be sent first to ask if the reviewer is interested in receiving a book? Do you have a suggestion on how to word that email other than to say a review would be welcome?

    Janet

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    1. Hi Janet! Yes, it's definitely a best practice to contact the potential reviewer first before sending the book. I like to say something like "Would you be interested in reading an advance copy of my new release, [insert name here]. Of course reviews are always helpful, but certainly not a requirement. Just let me know if you have the interest and time, and I'll send it right out to you!" Of course, that wording is my own, but the general idea is to take the pressure off. :)

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    2. MISTY, well said! Thank you. Your example of an inquiry eliminates any criticism that the author is exchanging a book for a review or influencing the review if one is given.

      Janet

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  22. Dear Misty, Thanks so much for joining us in Seekerville today and posting such a wonderful comprehensive launch list. That is really helpful. I downloaded your free checklist just because it will be so handy to have.

    Thanks again for joining us and have fun today.

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    1. So glad it's helpful, Sandra! This Seekerville crowd has been a blast! :)

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  23. PS I like that you have the post mortem checklist. It will save you time and energy to not do the things that don't work the next time. Or to re-evaluate how you used the things that didn't work. Maybe you can tweek things up to make them work next time.

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    1. Yes! I've come to really rely on my postmortems from past launches when I'm planning a new launch. And as marketing opportunities expand, my launches now look different from two years ago. The postmortems are inspirational. :)

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  24. Misty, thank you for these great ideas!!! I realize I've been too much of a hit-and-miss book marketer. For my traditionally published books, I've relied heavily on whatever the house marketing team puts together. But a few haven't been the best at keeping me informed or being on the ball earlier enough in the process. Amazing, after all these years I still have so much to learn about this part of the business!

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    1. It really is amazing at how each publisher's marketing approach and efforts vary, isn't it! That's why I feel pretty strongly that the author should have a plan. It's great if the publisher helps with a lot of the tasks. :)

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  25. Misty, what a great list! Praying I will be ready to use the list in a couple years. I know I am not ready yet for any of my babies to be introduced to the world but I am busy preparing them for that time. Please enter me in your drawing.

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    1. Absolutely, Wilani! It sounds like you're focused on exactly the right things for now. :) Blessings!

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  26. Welcome Misty. Thanks for inviting her, TINA. I'm with Trixi....I love learning more about my authors, and I love learning about new releases. Reading the posts here makes me in awe of authors. They do so much to get books into the reader's hands. YOU GUYS ROCK! Every day of the year.

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    1. LOL. Thanks, Marianne. It can be such a challenge to find readers, but connecting with them is one of my FAVORITE parts of being an author. So glad to meet you here!

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  27. I'm not sure how many of you are included in the Scavenger Hunt next month? I always look forward to those.

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  28. Misty, have the new Amazon review policies changed your promo strategies going forward?

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    1. Great question, Tina! Honestly, other than a slight variation on my wording when I send out review copies, it really hasn't changed much for me. I've always thought of reviews as a personal thing for people. I'm not shy with my readers about how helpful reviews are to authors in meeting new readers. But beyond that, I agree with Amazon that people shouldn't feel pressured to post a review; it should be something you want to do. That's my approach any way.

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  29. As a reader you gave me some insight of what it takes after you write a story.. I do enjoy FB parties :) Toss me into the dish please.
    Happy Birthday Seekerville!

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  30. MISTY, this is so helpful. I'll be coming back to this when I have a release to promote. You are right, some of it's scary, but baby steps will get us there.
    Kathy Bailey

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    1. You have the right perspective, Kathy! Blessings!

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  31. CINDY W., I can't think of a way to be a better friend to Seekerville than rearranging the Love Inspired books! I'm in Walmart all the time, sigh, I think I'll try that.
    KB

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  32. Misty, which paid ads on social media and other sites have you found to give you the best traction?

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    1. Hi Tina, I'm a huge fan of Bookbub Featured deals (of course), and just this past week I've had the opportunity to test BB's cost-per-click advertising. It's not as spectacular as Featured Deals, but still nets a positive ROI and reaches new readers. Beyond BB, I like ENT, Robin Reads, and Facebook Ads (once you get the audience right). There are other smaller ads that will do a tiny bump, but nothing that lasts more than a day. I do try to make the rounds with each of my books, though.

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  33. Thanks for the thoughts on marketing, Misty! As a reader, I definitely do appreciate seeing word about new releases coming through newsletters and watching them pop up on Facebook--there is so much involved in being an author that isn't simply limited to "write a good book"! Best wishes for continued success!

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    1. You're right about there being a lot involved, but writing that "good book" is definitely a huge part. :) A pleasure to meet you!

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  34. Hi Misty! Great to see you here on Seekerville! I'm a big fan of your Lady and the Mountain series. I love getting the inside scoop on new releases :)

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    1. Hi Beth! Oh, you just made my heart go warm. :) I'm so glad you've enjoyed the Mountain Dreams Series! How wonderful to see you at Seekerville. :)

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  35. I typically find new authors and new releases through Goodreads, Author blog sites, and Facebook. I love using Goodreads to track my TBR list.
    I have now gotten to the point that I can't remember what books I own, and which I want to own. Therefore, I have found an awesome app to help me keep track--Libib. I just scan the bar code of my book and it automatically adds the book to my e-bookshelf with all identifying information. It has made a huge difference--no more accidentally buying multiple copies! :)

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    1. Wow, that sounds like a great app, thanks for sharing! And you sound like a woman after my own heart!!! I'm a huge audiobook fan, so I love that Audible keeps things organized for me. :)

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  36. Thanks for the post, Misty. I'm not in need of this yet, but hopefully someday.

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    1. Yes, Sandy! We'll be cheering you on. Blessings!

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  38. This is great...and somewhat daunting...information. A writer's job is never done, I guess. :-) My favourite way of keeping current with a fav or new-to-me author is checking their website from time to time. I'm surprised at the number of author's who don't keep their book lists updated on their own websites so I'm glad you put it in your "post it' section. :-)

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    1. Hi Kav! Yes, sometimes it's hard to remember everything to update, so I like lists. :) Blessings!

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    2. Following your favorite author on Amazon will get you an email notification of a new release. This is my favorite method.

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  39. MISTY, thanks for your input! The example you gave of an inquiry eliminates any criticism that the author is exchanging a book for a review or influencing the review if one is given.

    I find the pony express fascinating and was amazed when I first learned that it existed for a short time. Can't remember now if it was less than a year. Your story and characters sound great!

    Janet

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    1. Thanks, Janet! Yes, for as famous (or infamous) as the PE was, it's surprising it lasted less than two years. Definitely a special part of our history, though. :)

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  40. Holly, will have to check out Lbib. Thanks for mentioning it.

    And Misty, Janet is right your upcoming release is a fascinating topic and love the cover.

    Do you do your own cover art?

    And out of curiosity, have you switched to Vellum?

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    1. Hi, Tina! So far, I've done the cover art for my Mountain Dreams Series and now for A Pony Express Romance. I've outsourced the covers for my Texas Rancher Trilogy, and am actually in the process of having them redone to better fit the target reader for those books.

      I really labored of the art for this new release, though!

      I've heard fantastic things about Vellum, but last I checked, it was only available for Macs. And since I'm a PC girl... One day I would love to try it, though!

      Tina, do you use Vellum?

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    2. Just checked out Libib and created an account--looks like a great way to keep track of our home library!

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    3. I am formatting challenged. The gal who does formatting for me switched to Vellum. She is a Mac girl. You are right. See how clueless I am. I am loving how it looks. (am redoing some of my indies).

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  41. This is all very timely given that I am about to release a book myself. Unfortunately however, I don't have an email list or social media so that will cramp my style a bit...

    But I'm sure that I'll find a way to prevail!

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    1. Nicky, you are already amazing!

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    2. Congrats on the new release, Nicky! The important thing is to start where you're at and keep going! Blessings!

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  42. I have signed up for several newsletters so I often hear about new books early. I have also been fortunate to receive several ARCs to read and review and these are always appreciated.
    You have given some wonderful tips to help bidding authors market their books.
    Thank you for offering your books in a giveaway!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Connie I get a lot of newsletters, too, and not just authors, but publishers and other sources listing new and upcoming releases. I love them.

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    2. I'll third that! I'm always thrilled to see an email from my favorite authors. :) Glad to meet you here, Connie!

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  43. I am always looking for fresh ideas and even more fresh ENERGY when it comes to marketing.

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  44. Welcome, Misty! Thanks so much for sharing your tips with us. I'm not pubbed (yet) but am doing everything I can to "be prepared" so this is very helpful!
    Blessings from Georgia, Patti Jo :)

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  45. Misty, such great information. I've saved your post and hope to use some of your tips for my next release. Thank you!!!

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  46. Thanks for the great post Misty. I took notes!

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  47. I've loved helping authors get the word out on social media about their new releases! I think putting together a great influencer team really helps authors connect with a wider audience and gets reviews on Amazon and Goodreads quickly.

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  48. Checking back in. Super day in Seekerville!! (But of course!)

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  49. YAY for food too...
    Ruthy, glad you enjoyed the pralines!
    I can bring more! :D

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  50. I'm saving this post. Great information.My debut novel Secrets and Charades is coming out in March so this info will be put to good use right away.

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  51. Misty, I'm so late to the party. Love your list of how to promote yourself and your work. Everyone has said I all. I want to thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to share with us all. Another good blog to print out. Good luck with your own promoting and any one else who has a book coming out.

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  52. Happy Birthday Seekerville on the twenty-second day of October. Happy Weekend.

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  53. Hello Misty. Great post! Informative, even for readers. We can see how we can help. We love to share with the world how great Christian Fiction is. I didn't know Bookbub is an ad service, never really looked into that.

    Thanks. I'm definitely saving this!

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  54. Great way to get a reader to consider a book to read.

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  55. Misty, thanks for a great list! I'm going to hop on over to your website and check that out as well.

    I love FB parties. They are so much fun. But I haven't found them to produce much as far as ROI. Any suggestions as far as that goes?

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  56. Well done, Misty!

    May God bless you and all of Seekerville!

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  57. Misty,

    Thanks for a great post with invaluable information, and thanks for the download!

    Blessings!

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