Social media is a free way for authors to promote their platform and their books.
Here are a few ways Authors can use social media to sell books:
1. Offer your book as a fundraiser to schools, charities or other organizations. Or offer them to the organization in bulk at a discount. Many publishers will give you an authors discount to do that.
2. Use Twitter
Check out our article on how authors can use Twitter.
3. Make a list of target people
It is always good to have a goal in mind. Find 10 people you wish you could read your book and find them in social media, then connect with them!
4. Do podcasts
Talkshoe and podcasters network are great types of social media authors sometimes forget. Start pitching some smaller podcasts to be a guest to talk about your book and your specialty.
5. Give away something
Announce on social media that you will give a portion of the profits from your book sales to your favorite charity. Then work with the charity to tell their followers as well.
6. Use Facebook
Check out our article on how authors can use Facebook.
Most of all do not get overwhelmed. Start wit hone social network and deliver quality content instead of spreading yourself too thin over many.
Be sure to check out our other free tips on marketing and selling your book: How to Make Money Selling Books and Build Your Online Author Platform. We offer packages for authors to get started on building their online and offline platforms. Learn how to make money selling books in our unique author packages!