When promoting your eBook, there’s no advertisement like free advertisement that actually works. Advertising and promoting your eBook don’t have to be expensive, and the free options are quite easy to manage on your own. Many of these build upon one another and if you do free advertisement and promotion correctly, you’ll actually use all of the available options.
First and foremost, if you don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account, you need to have one right now. These accounts are free, and they can help you promote your eBook. Facebook is one of the best ways to promote your eBook because you can set up fan pages for both your book and yourself as an author, which gets more people interested in you. If you’re just starting out, ask all of your friends to like your new pages. Then ask them to promote your new pages. If you have 100 friends who promote it, and they each have 100 friends who like your pages, you now have 1,000 likes in just a few moments. This way 1,000 people get to see your eBook page and know that you are an author.
Free websites are easy to use, and you can set them up all on your own. Develop a site that tells about who you are, give overviews of your book or books, and also list ways you can be contacted. Further, include pictures of yourself and any artwork for the eBooks you have. People love visuals, and the more you can offer them, the more interested they will be in your site. Then link this page to Facebook and Twitter to have people visit you online. Ask them to share with their friends and gain even more exposure for free.
Siminars.com is a website that allows you to create open and interactive forums where people can learn more about you and your book. There is a paid section to this site, but there is also a free section that gives people a preview of your book. Once people know what you and your eBook are about, they will be more likely to promote you. Link this to your free website and Facebook, as well.
Local Newspapers and Magazines
Local newspapers and magazines are always looking for ways to promote people, especially if they are from the area in which the periodical exists. If you’re from a small town in <ahref=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana” title=”Know more about Louisiana”>Louisiana and have written an eBook, contact your local community or arts editor and see if they would like to interview you. People in small towns always want to know when someone from their own town is doing well. If you aren’t from a small town, but you plan on visiting one to promote your eBook, start promoting it right away.
When self-publishing an eBook, you need to be aware of where your money goes and where it doesn’t have to go. You don’t have to spend a ton on advertising. Start by building a free website and open free social media accounts. Link them and build a free Siminars.com discussion forum. Finally, get editors at newspapers and magazines interested in you. Sell yourself and your story to them, and they’ll want to tell their readers about you. Additionally, you can tell their readers where to find your website and your social media accounts. Each of these free options are intertwined, and using all of them to your advantage will help you get the best free promotion for your eBook.