How do you get your book noticed?
On this week’s publishing news roundup series, we have all you need to know about how to make your book visible among the many others in today’s modern publishing market. From book cover design to metadata, we have some great information below. Here is our weekly Publishing News Roundup Series:
The Visibility Fog
As I write this I am sitting in a car looking out on Cook
Strait. On a good day you can see the South Island. Today I just see an empty
expanse of white coming down on the rolling sea about 500 meters away.
Somewhere out in the white are big inter–island ferries
coming through the strait, along with smaller fishing boats and huge cargo
ships. Modern boats have radar so there won’t be collisions.
Book visibility seems to be a theme running through my
roundup today. Somewhere in the white noise of Amazon your book is floundering
around. How can you make the book visible so it has less chance of sinking without
Getting Endorsements and Reviews.
All book marketing comes down to word of mouth in the end.
Either the book is being hand sold in the bookstore, Indie bookstores do this
amazingly well, or you found a great book because someone told you about it.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Website of the Week
Actually it is a roundup of websites
… on self publishing some of which will
be familiar. But you may find a new one to try out.
Pic: Cook Strait… what you see
on a good day.
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.