Marketing & Creating a Platform

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Marketing & Publicity

Life Post-Publication

Josh Funk Shares Powerhouse Marketing Strategies

The Ultimate Guide to Book Marketing  

Need to Ask an Author for a Blurb? Here's the Secret Formula to Yes

Before You Market Your Book, Set Your Objectives 

Should I Use a Pen Name?

Blurbing and Being Blurbed

How Writers Should Choose Their Pseudonyms

What Marketing Tactics Actually Impact Book Sales? The Three Best Author Marketing Tactics to Sell More Books

Street Teams

Making a Simple Book Trailer Using iMovie

Katya Stec: Book Trailers & Narration Service for Authors (sample reels here)

How to Make an Awesome Book Trailer (and Why!)

6 Steps on How to Pull Off a Successful Book Event

When to Prepare Your Book Launch

How to Set up a Book Tour: Part 1

Reaching Readers: Engaging Kids at Book Events

The Art of the Cover Reveal

Giveaways to Market a Book


Create Your Writer Platform, by Chuck Sambuchino

Debut/Marketing Year Groups

2023 Debuts: traditionally-published MG, YA, adult authors debuting in 2023

Diverse Dreamers - diverse authors and illustrators with books coming out in 2022

@PB_2023 - authors and illustrators with picture books launching in 2023

#BusyPBs picture book creators with books releasing in 2023

2024 Debuts: MG, YA, and adult authors debuting in 2024

Roaring 24s - debut picture book authors and illustrators