The world has changed and, unless you’re Stephen King (by the way Stephen, you’re welcome to join the group), a glitzy worldwide marketing campaign is probably not going to be what makes your book a bestseller. Even if you’re lucky enough to charm a publisher, you’ll likely be doing lots of self promotion.
But what should you do?
What works, what doesn’t?
What’s up with Twitter?
Can blogging really help me sell books?
The publishing industry is full of advice on what you should do to sell more books. Sometimes it seems people are more focused on talking about what to do rather than what works. Authors Assisting Authors (A3 as in A cubed, i.e. AAA) is a community for not only discussing techniques but giving feedback about what worked. In other words, “Did the promotion result in book sales?”
With more and more self publishing authors emerging everyday, author promotional campaigns will soon become the lifeline of the industry. Getting the word out is easy if you land a guest spot on Oprah, but short of sitting on a talk show couch we authors have some serious marketing work to do. And without unlimited marketing dollars, that requires that we focus on what gets the job done.
You’ve got ideas and you’ve learned a few tricks of the trade along the way. Share them with other A3 members and they’ll help you too. Regardless if you want book turners (turns your book to face out on local bookstore shelves) or a review on Amazon, Authors Assisting Authors is a one stop shop to contribute, help and share the love.