Promoting Your Book on My Blog
Posted March 26, 2008on:
As a teen book reviewer, I feel that it’s my job to come up with ways to promote the books I read, especially for the ones I recieve directly from the authors. From now on, I will be posting each review I write on Amazon, my myspace page, and Barnes and Nobles. I will also be starting a newsletter that will be sent out monthly where I will write about books (and authors) that I feel need to be talked about. Along with these, I’ve come up with others ways to promote your book. If you’re interested in any of these, please shoot me an email or a message and I’ll give you the information you need.
If you’d like me to review your book and post it on my blog, along with the other places discussed, I’d be happy to send you my address. Please note that I read TEEN books ONLY. (Though if it’s an adult book that will appeal to teens, I’m willing to try it.) I can’t give you a date as to when I’ll have the book reviewed, as I’ll probably have other books too, but I do try to read and review it within a month.
If I’ve read you’re book, I’m always willing to do an interview. Interviews are posted on my blog and myspace and mentioned in other places as well. I’ve found that readers (definitely me) are more likely to buy a book after they’ve read an interview with the author and learned more about them.
Chat on my Forum
I have a forum for teen reviewers to get together and hang out. I want to start hosting monthly chats with authors. This not only gets reviewers even more excited about the book, it helps us get to know the authors better, which might even make us want to recommend the book even more than normal.
EVERYONE loves to win stuff, and books are no exception to that. Quite a few people enter book giveways (probably more than you imagine) and they’re a great way to promote. If you’d like to give away a copy (or two or five) of your book, please let me know. I’ll take care of the contest and pick the winner. Then, I’ll give you the address of the winner and you can send the book out.
Author of the Month
This is by far the most popular feature on my blog. Each month, a different author is featured on my blog. Since so many authors love this idea, I try to make the AOM one whose book is coming out that month. If you’d like to be AOM when one of your books comes out, please let me know. I already have a few months booked, so it’s best to reserve your spot ASAP. When you’re AOM, we’ll discuss doing a bunch of different things, but an interview, review, and giveaway are the most common.
Any of this sound good? If you’re interested in any of it, whether you’re a published YA/MG author or a soon-to-be published author, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions.
Can’t wait to hear from you,