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Podcasting to Grow Your Audience of Readers and Fans

Podcasting is another way to grow your audience

Judy Baker says the power of podcasting in marketing your bookDid you know that podcasting is a powerful way to promote your book and grow your audience? Have you ever listened to a podcast? Have you ever considered creating your own podcast show? It is not as difficult as you might imagine and it can yield amazing results for your book marketing and promotion.

Watch this 2-minute 12-second video about podcasting

Transcript of the Video: Host an Author Podcast to Market Your Book

You can do an entire podcast series based on your book. True for fiction or non-fiction. Many people enjoy listening and learning. Podcasts are enjoying a resurgence in popularity and it is an uncrowded medium.

This is Judy Baker, your independent book publishing mentor, also known as a book marketing mentor, from brandvines.

I want to share a tip with you that I shared with a group of independent authors and publishers who came to an event I hosted with my cohort, Judy Reyes, at our local independent bookstore, Reader’s Books in Sonoma.

We discussed different ways you can promote yourself and your book. One of the tips I shared, create a podcast around your book. This works for both fiction and nonfiction. And there are many great examples:

Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid, and Steal the Show did an entire podcast (series) for his second book that built up interest prior to the book launch. He had tidbits that he was sharing before the launch of his book, and he got people excited and ready to purchase the book when it became available. And in fact, he even did some pre-sales.

There is a great resource for you to check out. It’s called the bookmarket.com, and there is an article about Promoting your Book with an Author Podcast by Patrice-Anne Rutledge. You can find it at http://www.bookmarket.com/podcasts.htm

It tells you why a podcast is a great tool for you as an indie publisher and how to set up your podcast! So, what are you waiting for?

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Free Book Marketing Tip – Using Facebook Pages

Free Book Marketing Tip - Facebook Pages

Facebook Pages are Free

It doesn’t cost you anything but your time and creativity to add a Facebook Page to your marketing mix. Advertising fees are surprisingly low and you have complete control over how much, how often and what goes into your targeted ads.

Make a Facebook Page for Each of Your Books

I went to a workshop put on by Facebook. I learned some great ways to reach your desired audience by using Facebook Pages. Facebook Pages are different from a personal profile in several ways:

  • Pages give you the ability to select your audience using demographics (location, age, gender)
  • You can advertise from a page
  • It is all about your book
  • You can link a group of pages together if you have separate but related content

The Power of Visibility

The more places you feature your book, the more likely your book will be discovered. One of the best benefits of using a channel like Facebook is the sheer volume of people who are on it every day. You can share posts, photos, video, audio, links to your blog, links to other social channels too.

Try it and See

Get started now, whether you are already published or if you are in the pre-publication phase of your book. Facebook Pages can help you connect with your ideal audience and get them talking about your book. You can see an example of a Facebook Page for a book here. We have used photos, video and outbound links to help educate our audience.

Setting Up Your Facebook Page

There are articles and support for setting up your page and using it on Facebook. Take a look at this page to get started.

Need help?

Not sure what or how to do it yourself? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach your ideal audience. Call on me, Judy Baker, your book marketing expert. I can build an attractive Facebook Page for your book and show you how to use this platform to sell more books.