If you have ever wondered how press releases promote your book, I have you covered. Our handy infographic highlights the benefits of using press releases, and shows a timeline of press-worthy events that call for issuing a release.
Suggested occasions to use press releases to promote your book:
Pre-publications events such as when you come up with your book idea, signing a publishing deal and getting invited to co-author a book.
Publishing milestones such as a new book release by established or famous author, the release of the book in print, kindle or audio versions, or a new book series.
Book promotional story angles include local author, book tours -both virtual and live, author interviews, book signing, free chapter give-away, bestseller status, awards, or reprinting of a book.
To get the most benefit from press releases to promote your book, start planning before you even finishing writing your book. That way you will be ready to start your publicity as soon as you have a newsworthy event, even if its pre-publication. To prepare, you can draft a basic press release that can serve as a template for all your press releases since key sections of the press release will remain the same. These sections include the ‘about us’ section, which is also known as the boilerplate, the book title, publisher and contact information.
The additional value of press releases to promote your book is that they can and should also be added to your online press room. That way you let your site visitors know about your book news and milestones, as well as start to build credibility with each additional item you add to the press room.
For more resources to help you use press releases to promote your book, download our Publicity Toolkit and Free Downloadable Media Plan Template . You can also contact us to find out about our press release writing and distribution services.
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