Unusual Book Marketing Tips Outside of Social Media Part Two

no-more-social-networking-for-indian-cricket-playersThe experts say that social media marketing doesn’t work. Here are a few tricks to get your new book out to the masses while bypassing social media. 

by Mel Dawn

 

Flash and Sell

Have your book loaded on your device and keep it open at all times. When you’re on transit read it and tell your seat mates how great the book is, and how people should read it. Simply show them the screen of your smart phone, tablet, or other device and brag about how great it is.

If you’ve reached the point where you have printed copies of your book, you can try a similar technique. People may comment on the book you’re carrying around, or the book lying on your desk or lap. You can tell these admirers that you’re the author, and give them a short summary of your book. When they say that they’d love to check it out at their local bookstore, pop one of your books out of your bag and say you have one for sale.

The Allusion of Success

Many independent writers test the water with an e-Book first. If it does great, they’ll offer it in printed form. Have a friend help you out by taking photographs of you clutching your book at prominent locations around your city. Set up a reader’s group and have them ask their local shops if they are willing to sell your book. This could lead bookstores to finding your author’s website and asking if they can purchase a few printed copies.

You may also wish to ask your local library if they’re willing to take a free copy of your book, as many readers purchase the books they love.

Utilize a variety of book marketing methods as not all your potential readers are going to be on Facebook. Increasing your book’s exposure is important, as it will be those first few sales that encourage you to write your next novel.

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In the Near Future…

underwater-1216244_640In the near future, Aqua Marsden, a med school dropout with a fascination for marine biology, is learning how to exist in a city devastated by the effects of bleed—a deadly blue organic substance that suffocates and kills everyone in its reach. When a bad outbreak of the bleed causes Aqua to lose contact with everyone, she must hunt for safety with her new friend, Mark. Out of options, they must discover how to breathe toxic air and find Aquaria, a large marine research facility hidden under the city that could hold the key to humanity’s survival. Aqua may have given up saving humanity through medicine, but perhaps she can discover the cure for bleed and save Aquaria.

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Best Review of Aqua Marine—Book One

My interest was kept— I couldn’t stop reading until I had finished, then I dreamt of bleed!!

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Aqua Marine—Melanie Dawn Dixon—Novel Excerpt 1

fish-1501360_640Joyce raced past us with a rifle slung over her shoulders. “Take cover folks, this is not a drill.”

“What’s happening?” asked Mark.

“Take a look,” yelled Joyce, nodding in the direction of a tunnel that led to the back of the aquarium.

In the distance I could make the figure of what appeared to be a zombie. A light lit him up from behind, making him appear a lot like a silhouette.

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