A few weeks ago, I was the moderator for a great #smchat conversation on book marketing and publishing. There were so many insights that not only was I able to compile one post-chat blog post, I created TWO! The first half of the chat was on book publishing and the post below contains some of the book marketing insights I learned from the lively #smchat discussion:
Q4 You’ve written a book-now what? Do you need special book marketing skills? What role does social media play?
Q4b: How soon should you begin promoting your book before it is finished & is it possible to promote “too early”?
@akstout18 asks, “Is there a risk in letting ppl know about your book idea before it’s finished?”
Q5 Videos, TV spots, print and online display ads – what’s the most inventive way you’ve seen a book marketed?
If you are really interested in the book marketing topic, @ambercleveland recommends #BookMarketChat with @ClaudiaC Thursdays at 4PM ET. And we’ll end with this reminder from @JimKukral: Nothing can happen until you write something. Get to work.