Book Promoting Tips

You’ve written your book. Now what? How do you get the word out about it?

I’ll tell you what I do for my authors. This will give you an idea of what you can do for yourself, or hire a virtual assistant, like me.

·         I build their Twitter followers every day. (software)

·         I post to their twitter with automatic posts, keeping their book front and center. (software)

·         I post on their blog.

·         I get guest bloggers to post about “writing,” and post on their blog.

·         I post their books on my blog.

·         I post to their Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media that their book would align with.

·         I also post to all my social media about their books.

·         I post to a lot of book groups that are on Facebook.

·         I have bought software to help me promote their books.

·         I do an interview and post it on my blog.

·         I have done book tours.

·         Set up blog interviews.

·         Set up radio interviews.

·         I keep the word out about their books, every day.

·         I’ll run a contest, and the winner will receive an autographed copy of their book.

So, you see, there are many ways to get the word out. There are other social media to consider too. For instance:


I’ll give more book social media in my next article. I hope this helps with getting the word out about your book(s). Don’t let your book sit without using the great online services that are there for you.

Linda Barnett-Johnson, is a Virtual Assistant for authors and enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and making up quotes. Many of her articles and poetry have been published. She’s a former editor, former assistant editor of Long Story Short ezine, former administrative director of Long Story Short School of Writing. You can locate her website here: She also posts new books, writing articles and author interviews on her blog:  Always looking for guest bloggers that would post writing tips, articles and anything to do with writing. 


Terry Whalin said...

Linda, Lots of great ideas in this post for the virtual assistant or the author to take action and promote their books. Thank you. The common element is that the author or the VA has to do something (take action) for these things to happen. It does not just happen organically--with no activity.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I bet everyone who comes to this site today wishes they could have you as their virtual assistant. Because you are an author yourself, you are sure to have insight that most virtual assistants lack.

Linda Barnett-Johnson said...

Thanks Terry.

Linda Barnett-Johnson said...

Thanks Carolyn. I've learned over the years.

Karen Cioffi said...

Linda, great book marketing tips. The key, as Terry mentioned, is to take action. If no one knows you have an amazing book, you won't get any sales!

pcrandall123 said...

I am one of Linda's authors. She is an excellent Virtual Assistant. There is a lot of competition out there and a author needs all the help he/she can get.

Karen Cioffi said...

Thanks for stopping by and letting us know, PCCrandall!

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