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But in reality, self-publishing rarely leads to a traditional book deal.
In this week’s podcast episode, we talk about the three things that publishers look at when considering a self-published author.
Your dreams are coming true. You’ve found a book agent who wants to work with you! The only problem? He’s only been agenting for a few months. What do you do? Do you take a chance on a newbie agent? Or do you wait for someone more seasoned?
How should that money be spent?
Grow your email list.
Write a blog.
Start a podcast.
We’ve heard these book marketing recommendations a hundred times. We’re tired of them. So let’s shake things up.
In this episode, we dish on book marketing ideas that you probably haven’t tried yet. Give it a listen.
Don’t take someone else’s ideas or content (don’t plagiarize).Don’t fabricate stories about the past and claim they are true (don’t lie).Don’t set out to make others look bad (don’t libel).Hold up your end of the publishing agreement (don’t breach your contract).
And almost every author struggles to manage these groups.
This week, the Gatecrashers talk about how to run a successful launch team and get the results you need.
You don’t know any celebrities.
You don’t have home addresses for the kings and queens of social media.
And you certainly don’t have any ideas beyond sending out a copy of your book with an unassuming, near-apologetic letter asking them to help you out but only if they have time and if they’re interested.
And so your influencer mailing ends up falling flat.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
In this episode of the Gatecrashers podcast, we discuss endorsement etiquette and how to chase after blurbs from people who are outside your immediate network.
– Book Endorsers
– Launch Team Members (or Street Team, for those of us who grew up in the 90s)
But what are the roles of each? And how do you know which of your “people” fit where?