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What You Can Do Now to Get Ready for the Holidays as a Self-Published Author

If you’re a self-published author, you’re probably one of the busiest people around, but you’re also probably an organized person. It’s a big job to write, publish, and market your books yourself, so you’re able to handle doing several jobs simultaneously.

Something you really need to consider is how you’re going to promote your book for the holidays, and it’s never too soon to start!

  • One way to do this is using the free social media outlets online such as Twitter and Facebook to generate some buzz for your book. If you haven’t already opened an account on these sites, now’s a great time to start.

  • Once you’ve set up your account, use it to mention your books as often as possible, especially mentioning the gift giving season and how your book would be the perfect present to give someone.

  • Another thing you might try is asking around at local bookstores and community centers to find out if you could do a reading from your book during the holidays, then after the reading have already gift-wrapped copies of your books ready to sell. Having already done the wrapping will make your book stand out from the rest as an easy gift for the buyer to give.
It’s a great time to get ready for the holidays, and starting now will put you ahead of the rest.

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