Writing “The End” is just the beginning.
Get your book noticed with a marketing plan that sells.
Why should you work with Elite?
Elite Authors offers you firsthand insight into how best to market your book on the largest bookseller in the world: Amazon. Our team worked directly with CreateSpace, and we know the ins and outs of how to sell more books on Amazon. Our years of experience and research will help you easily navigate the path from unknown writer to successful author.
Design a marketing plan for your self-published book.
From identifying your ideal reader to planning for postlaunch promotions, a marketing consultation with Elite Authors will leave you ready to sell your book! In your one-hour book marketing consultation with your publishing expert, you will pinpoint your niche positioning, marketing goals, and target readers. Then we will help you design a workable plan for getting your book noticed by a wide audience.
Online: social media, blog posts, email lists, and more
The internet offers you so many different ways to get your book noticed—how do you know which will be most effective? Each strategy, like each social media site, has its perks and quirks—and each one reaches a slightly different target audience. After a one-hour consultation with Elite, you’ll know exactly what steps you need to take to promote your book on Amazon and on social media sites like Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.
Offline: author events, book clubs, independent booksellers, and more
There’s nothing like interacting with readers face to face, but scheduling your first reading or talking to librarians can be a daunting prospect. We will guide you through the process and help you plan exactly how to best promote your book in person.
Get all your book marketing questions answered with a book marketing plan consultation.
You didn’t work so hard on your book for it to sit quietly on a shelf somewhere—you want it in readers’ hands! We will help you make this happen. A book marketing plan consultation includes:
A one-on-one consultation with an Elite book marketing expert
A detailed conversation about next steps you can take to sell more books
Plans for a successful and confident book launch
Suggestions for efficiently investing your time and energy
A sample marketing plan and a marketing plan template
Recommendations about niche positioning and how to target readers
Insights about how to use social media most effectively
Tips on what marketing strategies work best for your specific genre
Ongoing email support from your marketing consultant
Sell more books on Amazon.
There’s one simple reason to get serious about marketing your book: good promotional tactics sell books. Readers are hungry for great books, but when there are thousands and thousands of books to choose from, they’re less likely to pick up an unfamiliar title. Elite knows how to create an optimized Amazon listing that will make your book stand out from the crowd. We know how to find your readers, and we can show you how to target them.
Get a personalized book marketing plan.
A book marketing plan isn’t worth anything if it’s not right for you. Maybe you’re really active on social media, or maybe you write a popular blog, or maybe you’ve already started doing readings at local bookstores—we want to hear what feels right to you, and then we’ll help you create a unique marketing strategy, one that works perfectly for you and your book.
Increase your reach with tips and tricks.
Included in your consultation with Elite Authors is our exclusive marketing and publishing guide with step-by-step instructions on how to design the perfect book marketing plan—as well as some insider tips that you can use to sell more books. We also include a sample marketing plan that you can use as a reference, as well as a marketing plan template that makes it easy to connect the dots.
Book Marketing Consultation Questions
How do authors promote their books?
Authors promote their books in a variety of ways: hosting online launch parties, offering advanced copies for review, doing readings at local bookstores, teaming up with other authors, and maintaining a positive and consistent online presence through websites, blogs, and social media. How you promote your book is up to you, but having a strong marketing plan will put you ahead of the game. That’s where we come in.
Do you need a marketing plan for a book launch?
A book marketing and promotional plan can make the days and weeks leading up to your publication date and planned book launch smoother and more productive. You’ll be confident that you’re doing all you can to get the word out—using social media and other strategies—and to make your book launch a success.
How do you write a marketing plan for a book?
We’ll walk you through exactly how to write a marketing plan for your book during your one-hour consultation with one of our publishing experts. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach—the best marketing plans are tailored to your book and you. Capitalizing upon your unique strengths as an author will make promoting your book easier and more productive.
How long is the typical marketing plan?
Marketing plans vary in length, from a one-page summary to a detailed plan that runs to a dozen pages or more. Your marketing plan will be as long as you need it to be. In terms of length of time, your plan will probably incorporate short-, medium-, and long-term strategies to take you from several weeks before your book launch to six months postpublication.
Do traditional book publishers do marketing for their authors?
You might think that traditional publishers do marketing for their authors. In fact, traditional book publishers offer their signed writers (except for a select few blockbuster novelists) very little promotional support, giving authors the bulk of the marketing responsibility. All authors, whether indie or not, are in the same boat, really. To sell more books, you have to come up with a workable marketing plan.
How do authors market their books on Amazon?
Authors marketing their books on Amazon can choose from a wide range of strategic options, including capitalizing on e-book pricing promotions, ensuring the book is in the right categories for the genre, and boosting book sales with reader reviews. During your consultation, we’ll help you figure out what works best for you.
What if you’ve already had a book launch but your sales are slow?
If you’ve already published your book and you’re worried about your sales figures, please know that it’s not too late. There are plenty of promotional strategies that work just as well—if not better—after your book has been out in the wild for a few weeks or months. We can help you find your audience and get more book sales.