Self Promotion Simplified
Your Guide to Launching a Book
by Joanne Rock
May 4, 2014
Available in: e-Book
As an author, you need to connect with readers to sell books. But with all the options available today, the task of promoting your work can feel daunting. In Self Promotion Simplified, you’ll learn effective strategies for marketing your release without surrendering all your writing time to promotion. This highly targeted guide will save you time, energy and money, enabling you to launch your book quickly, build your visibility, and get back to work on the next novel. This isn’t a “one size fits all” approach. Instead, there are multiple plans based on your lead time, your personal preferences and comfort level with various modes of marketing. Each chapter features quotes and advice from industry insiders including marketing specialists, communications professors, bestselling authors, editors and agents. With clear, succinct prose, veteran author Joanne Rock draws from her marketing background and her skills as a college lecturer to break down promotional strategies into practical tools that working writers need.
* Advice from New York Times bestsellers with experience in traditional and indie publishing
* Editors and agents share what they hope an author will bring to the table for self promotion
* Quick exercises for isolating your brand
* Traditional promotion methods that still work
* Online strategies to maximize time invested
* Templates for author bios and press releases
* Tips for live events, online tours, chats and blitzes
Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy books currently writes sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin Desire and small town romance for Harlequin Superromance. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly—love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with fellow author and friend Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.