Experiments in Book Launching and Book Marketing as a New Author


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Just to let you know, this behind the scenes podcast diary was recorded on February 17, so this diary episode is primarily me looking back at the week starting from January 27, 2020 to February 2, 2020.

In light of that, I have some exciting news. On, Monday, January 27, I published Missing in ebook, paperback, and large print on all online store platforms. And, yes, I’ve changed my mind on going exclusive with Amazon. So, stay tuned to find out why, and for more details on book marketing and releasing a book.

In this episode I discuss:
  • Why I’m bring back my Behind the Scenes Author Diary
  • The self-publishing tasks I completed leading up to my books launch
  • My decision to publish my books wide instead of being exclusive to KDP select
  • What happened after I pressed the publish button on the online stores
  • A few mindset issues that I’m struggling with now that I’m a new author
  • The book marketing goals that I set when I created my book marketing plan
  • My thoughts on the free vs 99 cents debate
  • The first book sales for Missing
  • How I’m marketing my book
  • A pricing mistake I made—don’t do this
  • Finding authors who write book like mine
  • My new keyword strategy
  • The social media marketing mind-field
  • Using email list book promotion sites
  • Paying for an ethical book review service
  • And, writing the next book

Thanks for listening, and happy reading and writing, everybody.

Check Out the Show Notes

The Blog Post | https://www.ameliahay.com/bts025/

Podcasts, Books, and Tools Mentioned

Book Description HTML Generator | https://kindlepreneur.com/amazon-book-description-generator
Publisher Rocket | https://publisherrocket.com/
Book Report | https://www.getbookreport.com/
Draft2Digital | https://www.draft2digital.com/
Book Doggy | https://bookdoggy.com/
Awesome Gang | https://awesomegang.com/
Bargain Booksy | https://www.bargainbooksy.com/for-authors/
Happy Book Reviews | https://happybookreviews.com/
New Author Podcast | https://jerryevanoff.com/podcast/
My Crime Thriller Novella, Missing (on sale of 99c) | https://books2read.com/u/mdzWyR
Support the Podcast on Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/writeradhay
Want the podcast straight to your inbox? | https://www.ameliahay.com/podcast/tap/

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