4 Free Essential Hacks for Promoting Your Book
As an independent author and the sole person (usually) in charge of making sure your book gets seen by readers, you can use every bit of help you can get, right? We've officially written our novel and now it's time to promote and deliver it to readers!
Throughout my journey to becoming a published author, I've stumbled on a few invaluable resources, and I want to share them with you. So, let's get started, shall we?
Kindlepreneur Book Description Generator
If you haven't signed up for Kindlepreneur's newsletter yet, go ahead and click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page (if you have the willpower to not stop in between and click open every single article) and submit your email address.
Once that's done, I highly suggest you check out their amazing Book Description Generator for Amazon. It turns your blurb into a fancy code that effectively displays bold, italic, etc. typeface on the description of your Amazon sales page.
I personally love most of their articles and resources. Here's a bonus favorite to add to your hack list about how to get more reviews using your book's backmatter: https://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-get-book-reviews-with-no-blog-no-list-and-no-begging/
Have any of you already started scouring the web lookin for easy-to-use, cover templates? For hours upon hours? No? Just me? Well, even if you haven't, I beseech you to run — not walk — over to diybookcovers.com and utilize their completely free cover creator. They have paperback, hardback, cellphone, and eReader mockups. And, yes, it's absolutely free.
You. Are. Welcome.
YayText - Social Media Text Styling Tool
Have you noticed, perhaps while scrolling, that some fancy people are somehow, unexplainably able to make the text in their Facebook, Twitter, etc. pretty? Like bold, italics, bubble letters, and sometimes even different font?
If you haven't seen it yet, it's definitely a thing. And in many cases, they're using yaytext.com to get the job done.
Yaytext is a free text-styling tool to make your posts stand out among the rest. I highly recommend playing around with it!
Photo collages are a big thing right now. By utilizing stock images of your book's theme and placing them into a collage, you can tease your story with a beautiful aesthetic. Trouble is, sometimes it's just a pain to do.
When I stumbled on BeFunky, a graphic design app that appears to specialize in creating collages, I was over-the-moon thrilled. Now, the hardest part is simply finding the perfect images to use (on free or paid stock websites, of course, because using images off of Pinterest and elsewhere is infringing on copyrights and we sure don't want to do that!)
There you have it! 4 free essential hacks for promoting your book! I hope you find these as "essential" as I have.
Happy writing (and promoting)!