How to Run a Book Promotion Contest on Facebook

book promotion contest

As a writer, the idea of a book promotion contest might leave you feeling uneasy. After all, your books are not generic consumer goods that have been mass-produced at a nameless factory. Your books are your babies. You have worked long and hard to bring them to maturity. So, everyone else should naturally adore them just as you do, right? Wrong. Writing and publishing a book is only the beginning of a long and arduous journey. To get people excited about buying and reading your books, you have to actively promote them. Unlike in the past, when most of your book’s promotion had to be done through the publishers, the internet has made it possible for almost all authors to …

Essential Elements for Writing Success

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In this video I cover the 5 Essential Elements for Writing Success 1. Don’t treat writing like a hobby Set up a time to write and write consistently at that time, no excuses Here are some links to tools that help keep you from being distracted: https://freedom.to/ or for mac users there’s a free version at http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/ Another good one is https://www.focusboosterapp.com/ Put your writing schedule on your calendar to make sure you carve out that time. Perhaps you set aside an hour a day, or maybe you reserve all your Saturdays like best-selling author Phillip Margolin did while working full-time as an attorney. Set your time up and then respect that time as much as you would any other …

Power Habits for Writers

New Goals

1. Understand Your “Why” Knowing what your reason is for writing will give you momentum when times are tough or you don’t feel like writing. Maybe you want to make enough income from your writing that you can stay home with your kids, buy a new car, or build up income for retirement. That “why”, if you use it to remind yourself, will help you make choices about your time that you might not make otherwise. 2. Plan Your Writing Time Don’t wait until the mood strikes you or the house is in perfect order—or whatever it is that you think has to happen before you sit down and write. The circumstances you think you need before everything can come …

10 Things A Writer Should Know

10 things to know about writing

1. You’re On Your Own For Publicity Unless you’re one of the top income producing writers for a publishing house, you’re going to need to do your own publicity. The days where publishers devoted time and money to promoting each author are over. Don’t despair. The good news is there are more ways than ever to get word out about each book you write and about who you are as an author. The best news is if you’re doing this as a self-published author, you can keep your books visible for a long, long time. 2. Beware The Cheap Route Many writers are on a budget. There are ways to keep to a tight budget, but getting a lower priced …