If you open Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books: Fourth Edition and read it from beginning to end, you’re going to be overwhelmed. Do it anyway.
About halfway through, your head will be spinning and you’ll wonder how you can possibly do it all. You can’t. You don’t need to. You just need to find the right strategies for your book.
Marketing books is tougher than ever because there is more competition than ever–and that trend shows no sign of slowing down. With the growth of indie publishers, competition is only going to increase.
But there’s still an opportunity for good books to reach the public if you create and implement an effective marketing campaign. In Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books, Sarah Bolme shows you how to do that and gives you the necessary tools.
This well-organized, indispensable book marketing resource is an easy read. Each chapter and section provides a concise, step-by-step explanation of a marketing and promotion technique and then offers pages of resources so you can make the necessary connections to implement the specific strategy. Read the advice, skim through the resources, make some notes, then put the book down for a few days and give yourself a chance to digest it.
Then you’ll be ready to go back and put together a marketing plan for your book that will fit your style, goals and budget.
“After all, if [God] can feed over 5,000 people with two small fish and five little loaves of bread, He can multiply your marketing efforts to reach thousands of people, if that is His desire.” – Sarah Bolme
Whether you’re a publisher or an author, a seasoned professional or new to the business, you’ll find this guide invaluable. And though it targets the Christian market, much of the advice can be easily applied to other niche and general markets.
If you want your books to sell, Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books: Fourth Edition should be at the top of your reference library.
She the author of the novel Choices (A Joyful Cup Story) as well as the nonfiction books Words to Work By: 31 devotions for the workplace based on the Book of Proverbs and Finding Joy in the Morning: You can make it through the night. She is also the co-creator of several coloring books for adults.
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