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Boost Your Book Sales with Press Releases

Summary: Learn how to increase your book sales as a self-published author by trying an online press release campaign, in order to connect with the right demographic and significantly improve the sales returns of your book.

As a self-published author, you can generate considerable sales returns for your book by resorting to issuing well-written press release campaigns. If your book, regardless of genre, has a newsworthy quality worth posting in various online media organizations, newswire and press-release services websites, then a press release campaign is the right and cost-efficient option to promote your book.

When you finish writing a book, the marketing aspect is similar to a new product offer or launching a new service, with the specific target market still to be informed and identified. Needless to say, publicity plays a crucial role in book marketing, considering that it is the deliberate attempt to manage the public’s perception of your book’s subject.

Just think of the numerous benefits of a well-planned press release campaign:

A press release campaign can create a new marketing source for the book campaign. As a new author, you always think of connecting to your ideal demographic market, and a press release campaign can help you in opening and connecting with new book readers and fans online. Believe this: Potential readers and buyers of your book can be found easily over the Internet, with just the right, catchy titling and interesting wording of your press release draft copy.

A press release campaign can create an additional marketing source for the book campaign. Sounds redundant? Think again. As a self published author, you are always thinking of adding or increasing your book marketing access channels, if you have already earlier resorted to other book marketing methods, regardless of the sales results. This basically means a promising marketing diversification for your book publicity efforts, broadening your base options to reach a wider market scope accordingly. A press release campaign is just a helpful alternative to this precise need.

A press release campaign is easy and convenient. By all means, it’s easily done: you can send your press release copy thru telefax, email, or even snail mail. And you can be selective enough to discover which online newswire groups or PR websites will post your press release for a discounted fee or entirely for free. If you’re a good online researcher to actually find such free online media sites, then you’re a shrewd book marketer indeed! Now, compare what you have just achieved with other book marketing options. See how beneficial it is?

A press release campaign draws public interest and discussion of your book. Having it posted online would mean that the author is willing to invite public discussion on his book, since it helps the reader formulate or arrive at a more analytical opinion of a news topic of general public interest, and even cynical or negative readers will be impressed by your book, thereby bolstering your credibility. Getting the online reading public to be interested and generate a lively discussion of your book’s contents could spur further discussions, thus enhancing your book’s reputation, which could prove to the start of the so-called “word-of-mouth” phenomenon for increased book sales!

A press release campaign can enhance your reputation as an author. If you are writing an analysis book or have a unique fiction writing-style, a timely-issued press release can enhance your reputation as an author on how well you discuss your perspectives or present the plot lines to your story.

A press release campaign increases the chances of a well-deserved book review. Posting an article about your book online or sending it to reputable media targets via fax increases the chances of a critical review on the substantial merits of your book, and a critical praise will bring you national—even international—acclaim.

A press release campaign is long-lasting. Some online PR websites and newswire companies do have archived files or archival options for your book’s PR title and text to be stored on online databases for future research purposes or relevant book subject queries. This is like posting your PR copy to a local newspaper, and it runs continuously for months without fail, but at a lesser or no cost at all.

A press release campaign can be posted on a demographic-specific or geographic-specific site. You can choose which PR websites and media targets to send your media releases, including those found in your home state, or even those which specialize on a specific genre or geographic distribution (if your book is of geographic interest), aside from local or international news lines of your preference.

However, please do observe the following cautions on the limitations of a media release campaign: Please take note that your media release submissions are still subject for approval according to the respective publication and posting standards set and implemented by each PR newswire services. Also, some of these online PR newswires will still request for a complimentary copy of your book before posting your media release; please consider if you are willing to accommodate such free handouts, your limits Please consider also the media rights, publication schedule, and personal info requirements of some PR websites before you decide on sending your media release copy.