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Seven No Nonsense Book Launch Tips for Broke Authors

22 Sep

I can use all the tips for broke authors I can get, seeing as how I am putting together a book launch with a budget of zero dollars.

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Have you considered or used some of these strategies?

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Do you have other advice for a broke author planning her first launch?

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Seven no nonsense book launch tips

 

Sun Shine DownI am launching a book.

My memoir, Sun Shine Down, published at the end of August with T. S. Poetry Press. Eeek!

As a broke, green as the grass in mid-July first time author, I tackled the daunting assignment of launching a book like any other able-minded individual in North America.

I googled ‘book launch.’

In .02 seconds, reputable results-driven marketing and publicity firms jumped into my line of vision. These people surely could launch my book into the stratosphere!

But after some number crunching and a realistic talk with my husband about where hiring a publicist falls in the needs of a family of six (braces, soccer, therapy, FOOD), I conceded. We could not hire help for Sun Shine Down.

These days, whether we sign with a big publisher, a small press, or self-publish, we bear much of the responsibility for launching our own books…

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How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish (PART II)

19 Jun

Here is the second installment of Catherine’s How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish. This one concentrates on what you should do once you have gotten around to the publicizing portion of self-publishing.

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It’s rather illuminating (and entertaining).

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Enjoy!