Books Don’t Sell Themselves (or 5 Ways to Get Your Books Into Readers’ Hands)

So excited about this post and about the workshop on 27th September!

The Thriving Creative

Books Don't Sell Themselves. Blog PostWith nearly 150,000 new books published per year in the UK there is a flood of new titles clamouring for attention all the time. And that’s before we get to all the titles that are self-published. Whether fiction or non-fiction, there is an enormous amount of competition for the eyeballs (and wallets) of readers. Here’s 5 ideas of how to tip the odds in your favour.

1. Start as early as possible

Ideally you should begin thinking about marketing your book before you even write it.

The longer the lead time you have, the more time you have to raise awareness of your book.

It’s like the old saying about trees: the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.

So start now to plan out how you can find and foster readers for your book.

2. Define who your target reader…

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