7 Minutes a Day to Promoting Your Book

7Min 03 Promote
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You’ll develop a strategy that will get articles about your self-published book in newspapers, magazines, on radio and television programs, posted on blogs and linked to on websites, while landing you book signings and readings, all at virtually no cost.

Simply set aside seven minutes a day – between classes, in the morning before your family gets up, or during lunch at work. In that time, take a minute or two to read one “step.” Then for another five minutes write as instructed in the You Do It section that follows.

Each task you complete in the You Do It sections builds upon the previous one, allowing you to quickly self-publish your book.

This book has repeatedly topped Amazon.com’s bestseller lists for writing guidebooks.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Promote Your Book?

Media Kit
Step 1. Gather Items for Media Kit
Step 2. Write a Press Release
Step 3. Distribute Your Media Kit for Publicity
Step 4. Overcome ‘Rejection’: Why Some Media Ignored You

Website
Step 5. Plan a Website Promoting Your Book
Step 6. Determine Your Website’s Appearances
Step 7. Decide Pages for Your Website
Step 8. Make Your Website Navigable
Step 9. Construct Your Website’s Home Page
Step 10. Create an ‘About the Author’ Page
Step 11. Offer Readers a Sample Chapter
Step 12. Add a Contact Page to Your Website
Step 13. Tell ‘What Others are Saying’
Step 14. Provide Readers with Interview of Author
Step 15. Offer Photo Gallery for Media
Step 16. Generate Book Reading Opportunities
Step 17. Blog about Your Writing Progress
Step 18. Sell Products Related to Your Book
Step 19. Market Multiple Books on Your Website
Step 20. Drive Traffic to Your Website
Step 21. Utilize Search Engine Optimization

Social Media
Step 22. Start Blogging!
Step 23. Keep Blogging!
Step 24. Develop a Following via Facebook
Step 25. Post Videos on YouTube
Step 26. Tweet Your Book to Popularity

Public Appearances
Step 27. Arrange Public Book Readings/Signings
Step 28. Ensure Successful Book Reading
Step 29. Speak at Writing Conferences, Event
Step 30. Appear on Radio Interviews
Step 31. Land Television Interviews

Advertising
Step 32. Open Several Online Storefronts
Step 33. Develop Widgets for Other Websites
Step 34. Target Specific Audiences to Sell Book
Step 35. Complete Your Amazon.com Page
Step 36. Set up Goodreads Author’s Page
Step 37. Find Others to Review Your Book
Step 38. Advise What to Write in Book Review
Step 39. Carry Business Cards Wherever You Go

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7 Minutes a Day to a Self-Published Book

7Min 02 Self-Publish
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Whether writing a novel or nonfiction, whether planning to print a paperback or an ebook, this book guides you through the self-publishing process, from the title page to the index, from designing a cover to formatting your text.

Simply set aside seven minutes a day – between classes, in the morning before your family gets up, or during lunch at work. In that time, take a minute or two to read one “step.” Then for another five minutes write as instructed in the You Do It section that follows.

Each task you complete in the You Do It sections builds upon the previous one, allowing you to quickly self-publish your book.

This book has repeatedly topped Amazon.com’s bestseller lists for writing guidebooks.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The New Reality

Should You Self-Publish?
Step 1. Learn about Self-Publishing
Step 2. Determine Costs
Step 3. Obtain What You Need to Self-Publish
Step 4. Meet Computer Requirements for Self-Publishing
Step 5. Ensure Your Manuscript is Ready to Self-Publish
Step 6. Find a Good Editor or Proofreader
Step 7. Avoid Copyright Infringement
Step 8. Select a Self-Publishing Company
Step 9. Create Your Own Publishing Company
Step 10. Name Your Publishing Company

Readying Your Book for Self-Publication
Step 11. Choose Typeface for Your Text
Step 12. Establish Styles for Your Text
Step 13. Design Title Pages
Step 14. Create a Table of Contents
Step 15. Make Some Acknowledgements and a Dedication
Step 16. Add a Foreword, Preface and Introduction
Step 17. Prepare Core of Your Book: Main Text
Step 18. Include Sidebars and Breakout Boxes
Step 19. Write Your Nonfiction Book’s Bibliography
Step 20. Place Appendix for Nonfiction Book
Step 21. Construct Index for Nonfiction Book
Step 22. Entice Readers with Excerpt from Your Next Book
Step 23. Impress Readers with Your Author’s Bio
Step 24. Consider Pros and Cons of Pen Names
Step 25. Determine Book’s Trim Size
Step 26. Establish Your Book’s Margin
Step 27. Format Your Manuscript
Step 28. Position Artwork inside Book
Step 29. Create Folios for Your Pages

Should You Self-Publish?
Step 30. Consider Pros and Cons of Copyrights
Step 31. Purchase an ISBN
Step 32. Select Paper Quality
Step 33. Design Book’s Cover to Attract Attention
Step 34. Design Your Book’s Front Cover
Step 35. Handling Your Front Cover’s Artwork
Step 36. Develop Elements of Back Cover
Step 37. Write Winning Blurb for Back Cover
Step 38. Keep Cover’s Spine Simple
Step 39. Ponder Pros and Cons of Extra Services
Step 40. Review Proof before Okaying It
Step 41. Convert Your Paper Book into Ebook

Distributing Your Book
Step 42. Select Array of Distribution Channels to Sell Your Book
Step 43. Determine Your Book’s Price
Step 44. Promote Your Self-Published Book
Step 45. Watch Book Sales Stats…Sparingly

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