BookBub Marketing & Promotion Ideas #2

On Tuesday, I published the first article on BookBub’s marketing ideas from their post 140 Book Marketing Ideas. Today continues that post with further ideas that might have potential for my next novel a contemporary thriller titled That Was Then (stay tuned).

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  • Ask readers for a review in your novel’s back matter.
  • Submit your book for editorial reviews from services like Kirkus Reviews, Booklife (Publishers Weekly), Discovery (Reedsy)
  • Do a BookBub News Release alert – you need to have BookBub followers for this to work
  • Brand your author and blog home pages with new release info
  • Upload a PDF sample to your website and blog offering a free download
  • Submit your book for awards (which means you need to discover which awards are relevant)
  • Temporarily discount backlist books to help drive awareness and sales
  • Submit book for a Kindle Countdown deal
  • Promote ebook discount on BookBub and Audio book discount on Chirp
  • Create a permafree gateway book
  • Partner with other authors to offer themed promotions
  • Run a participation contest eg: a comment on social media or on your blog gives a chance for a free signed copy
  • Create a Pinterest inspiration board
  • Run a trivia contest about latest book with a prize

I won’t be able to do all of these, but I’m planning to try some new tactics for the next novel!

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com

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