Social media is the key to every self-publisher’s dream when it comes to marketing. Though complex, it’s the foreground to any successful book marketing strategy… and it’s free! Being a self-published author means creating great content, but does it also mean you need to be an expert marketer? Thanks to the social web, no–though it ... read more »
Crowdfunding is possibly one of the evolutions in publishing that is most exciting to independent authors who are serious about their work. It turns the traditional publishing model upside down, with readers basically funding the books before they are published, and authors finding an audience before even finishing the manuscript. Last year, we hosted a ... read more »
Author websites are the one place readers get to judge a book by its cover… or in this case, the webpage. We’ve already written an extensive piece with tips for building an effective author website: 10 Tips to Build The Perfect Author Website, but we thought we could go even further and offer you some actual inspiration and ... read more »
Facebook advertising is a marketing technique that is rising in popularity among many independent authors. As any other technique, it takes time, testing and iteration to produce results. And as for any other technique, it works better in certain genres and for certain books than others. However, we believe there is a great untapped potential ... read more »
In today’s competitive book market, making an author website that helps you sell more books and build your profile requires more than just a Blogspot page and a domain with your name in it. In this article, we’ve worked with experienced Reedsy web designers to whittle down ten top tips that will help you build ... read more »
Last updated 2017/07/07 At Reedsy, we feel it’s important to let authors know about different startups and tech tools that could make their life easier. Today, we’re happy to welcome a guest post by Chad Keck, founder of Promoter.io, a Net Promoter Score startup that you can use to build your author platform and find ... read more »
Mike Belsito carefully planned his book launch and had his book, “Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us”, rise to the top of Product Hunt and Amazon.
He got some of the most influential people in his genre to spread the word about his launch — he didn’t know them personally before — and built a solid street team while writing the book that helped him take advantage of Amazon’s algorithms!
Since starting Reedsy, I’ve heard time and again that “what authors need most help with is marketing.” But that’s akin to saying startups like us primarily need help with fundraising; to me, it’s a startup founder’s job to raise funds when the company needs them, just as it’s a writer’s task to sell his or ... read more »
As you know, we are big believers in authors looking outside the publishing world for marketing inspiration, and what better world than the startup one to find “growth-hacking” ideas? After interviewing startup mentor and venture capitalist Sean Wise last week on what he and Brad Feld are doing to promote their new book, we thought ... read more »