How do you promote your self-published fiction?
If you’re just getting started and exploring your passion for writing, you might be ready to self-publish your work and get some people reading what you’ve written.
Once you’ve started on the self-publishing journey, one of the big challenges you’ll have to navigate is how to boost sales and get more readers.
If you’re self-publishing on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Platform, then you’re going to need to allocate some time to your PR plan.
Here’s some suggested tips to follow if you want to enhance the profile of the erotic gay fiction that you’ve written.
Use Amazon’s features
Enrol your books in the KDP Select program. Your book is eligible for this if you’ve published it exclusively through Amazon. This unlocks promotional features such as the Price Countdown, and the Free Book option.
The Free Book option is particularly useful for new authors just starting out. It may seem counter-intuitive to be giving your book away, but this will help raise visibility of your work and help generate readers and reviews.
Proactively ask for reviews
Getting positive reviews are an important factor in the success of your book. Use your social media networks to encourage people to read the book and leave reviews, and also send the book to people you know and ask them to leave reviews.
Invest some time in your social media
Whether you set up separate social media accounts to promote your self-published writing, or you decide to use your personal accounts, allocate at least an hour each day to updating your social media, creating posts that promote your books, interacting with your audience, and connecting with people who might be interested in your work.
Don’t passively wait for people to somehow find what you’ve written. Let people know where to find it and that it’s worth reading.