Launching a book is an important step in the publishing process. Here are some resources that can help you prepare:
- “Why Bad Things Happen to Good Titles: A 27-point pre-launch checklist” on Book Business. Make sure your book is ready.
- Lulu Titlescorer. See how strong your book’s title is.
- UKRifter’s Random Book or Game Title Generator. To help you generate ideas for titles.
- “What a Unique Selling Proposition Is (And Isn’t) Plus 10 Examples to Inspire You” on Shopify. What’s the one thing that makes your book stand out/different from your competition?
- “Who is your ideal reader?” on Deborah Jay. Figure out your target audience, and then how to connect with them.
- “The Lure of a Good Book: Who’s Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC]” on Mashable. To help you figure out your readers.
- “2019 literary calendar with 98 holidays, weeks, and months for book lovers” on Build Book Buzz. Tie your book promotion to a holiday, and give it a boost.
- Bookbuzzr. Tools and resources for marketing your book.
- AuthorBytes. A platform that does develops websites and makes book trailers.
- Film 14. Make a book trailer.
- “New Author Series: How Do You Build a Fan Base, Anyway?” on Lindsay Buroker. Make your work easy for readers to find, and start a mailing list.
- PR By The Book. Suite of services to help authors grow their fanbase.
- “How Can I Gain More Subscribers for My Author Mailing List?” on Indies Unlimited. Email lists are important!
- “How to announce your book with an e-mail blast” on Build Book Buzz. How to tell your readers/email subscribers about your new book, without being annoying.
- “Street Teams: How to Run a Smooth and Successful Campaign” on The Book Designer. Work with readers and supporters.
- Merchant Words. A platform to help you determine the keywords and phrases to use when describing your book.
- “7 Myths of Using Press Releases to Promote Your Books” on The Book Designer. Press releases aren’t magical, but they can help with book promotion.