January 19, 2017

The Writer's Book Launch Guide by Keely Brooke Keith - Review and Guest Post

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: September 28, 2016
Number of pages: 42
Genre: Non-Fiction, Writing

Synopsis:
Let The Writer’s Book Launch Guide lead you through the marketing and promotional tasks every author should do to ensure a successful book launch. Filled with explanations of essential tasks, an abundance of publicity suggestions, and ideas to personalize your promotions, The Writer’s Book Launch Guide will provide you with a step-by-step plan for a fun and fulfilling book launch.

Discover how and when to:
- Ready your author website
- Craft a compelling book description
- Rally your writing allies
- Recruit a launch team
- Build media connections
- Get book endorsements
- Create a media kit
- Find book reviewers
- Use social media
- Create promotional videos
- Run giveaways
- Contact book bloggers
- Let book websites spread the word for you
- Throw a book launch party
- Send email announcements
And much more!

My thoughts:
I thought this book was very helpful for someone that is ready to get their book out there for the public. One thing that I liked about it is that it is broken down into a specific time line in which to get things done. This was very easy to read and understand which is nice for a beginner in the book writing world like me. For me I will reference back to this book when I get to the point that I am ready to launch my first book. I thought it was informative and easy to read. My only complaint is I wish there was a little more information and it was just a little longer. But all in all I did find it a good book. 

About the author:
Keely Brooke Keith is the author of The Land Uncharted and Aboard Providence. Her novels are known for blending genres in unconventional ways. Keely also creates resources for writers, including The Writer’s Book Launch Guide and The Writer’s Purpose Journal. When she isn’t writing, Keely enjoys playing bass guitar, preparing homeschool lessons, and collecting antique textbooks. Keely resides with her husband and their daughter on a hilltop south of Nashville where she dreams up stories, hoping to encourage, comfort, and inspire readers. She is a member of ACFW


Guest Post:
After the years of writing several books and being immersed in publishing and book marketing, I live the struggles, joys, and confusion of being an author. Being both traditionally and independently published, I strive to see every issue from every angle. While there is plenty of writing advice available online, wading through myriad blogs for a relevant nugget of wisdom can feel as life sucking as the problems that drive me there.

Early on, with each writing, publishing, and marketing hurdle I encountered, I amassed lists and spreadsheets and dog-eared resources. After going through a season where I had to stop writing and just work it all out, I realized I needed to take what I’d experienced and create a series of guided journals for writers.

Book promotions can be intimidating for authors. Since the day I signed my first publishing contract, I’ve kept lists of book promoting ideas. With each book launch, I try the ideas and add to them for my next launch. I have both traditionally published friends and indie friends who’ve asked for my lists (and a couple of publishers too). So, I created The Writer’s Book Launch Journal and spread the to-do lists over 12-months to turn it into an easy to follow plan for any author. Many of my author friends love this journal, as even some big publishers rarely give a book’s publicity more than a couple hours of an intern’s time these days.

Whether you’re an indie author or signed to a publisher, let The Writer’s Book Launch Journal guide you through the marketing and promotional tasks every author should do to ensure a successful book launch. Filled with checklists of essential tasks, an abundance of publicity suggestions, and questions to personalize your promotions, The Writer’s Book Launch Journal will lead you on the journey to a fun and fulfilling book launch.

And since some authors want the information in The Writer’s Book Launch Journal but prefer to scroll through the checklists on their computer, I’ve also written the ebook The Writer’s Book Launch Guide: A Step-By-Step Plan to Give Your Book the Best Launch Possible.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for featuring The Writer's Book Launch Guide!

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