Welcome back to the 5 Minute Promotional Challenge where every day in July I’m sharing – and doing myself – a five minute task you can do to promote your latest book.
5 Minute Promo #11
On your Facebook author page, add a link to an item that relates to your book in some way. That is, not a link about your book, but one which readers of your book might be interested in.
Here are a couple of examples. My author page is used to promote all of my books, and the people who follow my page include my target readership (children) but also parents, teacher, librarians and other book enthusiasts, as well as fellow writers. So, recently, I have posted:
– A link to an article about writing stories in rhyme in the Guardian.
– A link to an article on The Conversation about why watching sport makes us cry (which I related to books) and
– A link to a post on Publishing Perspectives about copyright issues.
Today I might search for something related to chocolate, since chocolate features heavily in Sage Cookson’s Sweet Escape.
Think about your book and your readership, and find an article, blogpost, video or image to share on your author page. This makes your page much more interactive and informative and helps it not just to be a big advertisement.
See you tomorrow.