Monday, July 20, 2015

Best SharingwithWriters Tip of the Year for Book Sales

I usually don't tread on the release of my own newsletter, but here it is: The Most Important Tip of The Year for the promotion of your new book. If you don't have a new one coming out, put this on your calendar with an alert for about 120 days before your expected
 the release. It's that important!

My Most Important Tip of the Year:
Did you know that you can now run a pre-order for your Kindle book in advance of its release—just like J. K. Rowling and Harper Lee did? (-:  

A pre order promotion gives you more time to do all the things needed in the 12 to 16 weeks before a release like get great reviews. (I describe the process for getting reviews--both the difficult-to-get and the accessible reviews--in The Frugal Book Promoter and even lead you to a page on my Web site of the top journals—meaning the journals most likely to get you noticed.

This link
will take you to Amazon’s description of how to make arrangements for a pre-order on their site it when you upload your manuscript:

https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AGSSZQVFKECO5&ref=86&ref_=pe_390220_143142980  Just think! 90 Days of sales are now available to use while you market your book and add buzz to your launch!

Though you already have this tip, there are lots more coming in my August SharingwithWriters issue and every issue after that (I've been doing this since 2003!). To subscribe and get a free e-version of my Great Little Last-Minute Edits booklet, go to http://howtodoitfrugally.com . There is a subscription form at the top right of almost every page. Great Little Last-Minute Edits is available as a slim paperback at http://bit.ly/Last-MinuteEditing   
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 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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