4. Twitter

5. Subscriber Email List/Mail Chimp

8. Reviews

1. Send a flyer/press release about your book to all relevant publications offering a free book in return for a review. Sadly only 1% from the 200,000 books published each year get reviewed by the papers or magazines.

2. If you look on Amazon at the reviews of books similar to yours then you can ask if the positive reviewers (click on them to see if they have an email address) will review your book.

3. The third thing to do, is go to book bloggers and review websites and seach for book reviewers and see if they are willing to review your book. For every 100 email sent out to a book reviewers, I have found, only one or two book reviewers will actually email you back to say if they would like a free copy to review or to let you know that they are unable to help you. IA good book review site is The Indie Book Reviewer:

9. Publicity Fairs & Stunts

If you can't get your book into a shop then set up a stall at markets and fairs. You will need to get 5m public liability insurance. It might be worth considering doing something unusual for charity and incorporate promoting your book in some way. You could sky dive whilst reading a copy of your book and raise money for your favourite charity. Get the local papers and radio involved. Arrange book signings, readings or talks at bookshops, at the village hall or libraries. Organise a book show in your nearest town - I recently ran the UK Southern Book Show in Worthing.

10. Promotional Goods

Business cards, car rear window stickers, mugs and bookmarks to give away.

11. A Related Service

If you are able to give lectures on creative writing or on a similar subject in schools or to writing groups, this will help to promote your book significantly.

12. Goodreads

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