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April 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 135

The journey to publication can be arduous and for those considering the Indie route, it is not for the faint of heart. When the book is finally done, one has moved from being an author to being a business owner and this entails promotion, marketing and finding the right type of exposure.

Here are my five tips for getting recognized.

1. Networking to form your platform

During the process of writing, you also should be creating a platform, which entails having your own internet presence and beginning to form a circle of targeted fans or subscribers to your website(s) and feeds. This is not something that can be done overnight and I would suggest at least six months before the completion of the book for the author to create the necessary platform. You will be creating a brand, which includes what your reader can expect from your type of writing. It will also provide you with some feedback, which is always good to receive.

2. Article Writing

Through blogging and article writing, one is able to branch out and reach a larger crowd. Often the content of these larger blog sites and article writing sites are sent to subscribed readers through the RSS feed or even emailed out to them. It is a sure way to increase the number of your readers

3. Contacting Local Book stores

I must admit, this is not for the faint of heart. Cold calling takes a lot of guts. However, once you admit to yourself that your book is not a personal hobby but a business venture, you then start to realize that no one will buy something that they don't know exists. This being the case, contact your local indie bookstores and see if they are in agreement with you having a signing at their store or even just leaving some promotional materials. It never hurts to try. The more exposure you have, the greater chance of your sales increasing.

4. Internet ads on such sites as Facebook and Goodreads

By having a Facebook Fan Page, you receive certain insights as to what gets your fan base to respond. With this in mind, consider placing ads based on the feedback you've received from the insights. You, as the author and ad-placer, retain the control on how long the advertizing campaign is to last and how much you wish to spend. It doesn't cost a lot, but sometimes one must invest in order to recoup a profit.

5. Wearing your promotion

Now that your book is out, take every opportunity to alert those that you encounter of your book's availability. This means to become a walking billboard. Have promotional material with you at all times, including postcards and/or bookmarks which provide the ISBN number, Title, author and where it can be bought. Once again, this can prompt people to inquire about your book and you can possibly make a sale. By wearing your promotion, this can be in the form of a t-shirt, which advertises the name of your book or a quote with the book title; or even something as unique as custom-made jewelry. Both will get people inquiring as to what you are wearing.

These tips can assist you in becoming an author with a wider reach and help you to increase your sales. With a finished product, almost all of your free time will go towards promotion and marketing. Remember, your book can't be bought, if no one knows it's there.

And you? Which promotional tips or tricks would you add?

Tina Glasneck is an indie author and her highly anticipated romantic suspense novel, THOU SHALL NOT, is now available. With a theological and criminal background, Tina enjoys creating heroes with bite, villains with motives and a plot with an impeccable pace. She is working on her follow-up novel, Angels Cry.

More information on Tina, please visit her websites:

Her chilling debut novel, THOU SHALL NOT, is available on Amazon:

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