How many webinars have you signed up for? Books have you bought? Online universities have you enrolled in? To help you market your book? That number is probably a little scary. You know you need to do it. You know your book needs a website, SEO,  social media, and a marketing plan, but when it comes to the executing it, you freeze up. I mean this is your book you want it to be successful, but you have no idea where to start. Or for that matter how to start. So, you bought the books, signed up for the webinars, and enrolled in the online universities to help you get on your way. After all this money you have “wasted” yes wasted you could have hired a professional to do it all for you.

So, instead of saying ” I haven’t tried it I have been meaning to.”

Let’s break down 5 things you can do today to market your book.

  1. Do you have a website?

    If the answer is no you have the option of 2 things: 1. Create one using Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, or WordPress. No excuses. 2. Hire a professional.  (Click this link to find website designers I love.)

  2. Do you have SEO?

    Again, if the answer is no you have 2 options. 1. Read this blog and follow the steps. 2. Hire a professional. (Click this link to find SEO business I recommend.)

  3. Do you have a social media presence?

    This one is a bit more in depth so buy my book, haha the irony isn’t lost on me, it is $2.99 and the steps are in _____ Chapter is so simple a Blonde can do it. Or, hire someone to do it for you. ( Click this link for Social Media Managers I love.)

  4. Blog

    STOP reading and start doing. You are an expert in your field and “your fans” want to hear what you have to say. Remember to stay consistent in posting start with 1 a week, I recommend writing 4 to help you stay ahead of the game. (Click this link for topic ideas.)

  5. Do you have a marketing plan?

    You need a marketing plan. Clear, cut, and easy to follow. (Get a guide out of my workbook FREE.)

So at the end of the day, you can make another excuse for why you haven’t tried. Or, you can stop what you are doing and make time. If the success of your book is important to you, you will get started now.

If you want to learn how to market your book beyond the launch join Be A Better University now.

Ashli Avalon

Ashli Avalon is the author of “A Blonde’s Guide to Be A Better Marketer: For Authors Only.”  and the owner of Den Enda Consulting. If you want to join the conversation follow her on Twitter at @ashliavalon use #coffewithashli for questions. They are answered live Twitter on Thursdays at 10am EST.