How To Market Your Book Before You Submit to Publishers
In the writing/publishing business I have learned one thing, well it’s a business! I also learned publishers and agents only want to know two things, is your book marketable and will people read it. Most do not know this secret little tidbit for they are so excited that they finally finished their manuscript and feel confident they have the next bestseller. You just may, but then you got to know how to pitch and give the publishers and agents the facts. You have to market yourself and your book. They get millions of submissions a day the shorter the letter probably the better. How do you do this you ask? Read on then.
Market Your Book
First I advise you to research on publishing, as well a publisher or agent you are going to submit for each agent/publisher has their own set of format they want submissions in. The main thing they want is to know will the book sell? Does it have a market? How do you know it unless they give you a chance right? Wrong you can easily find out yourself if your book has what it takes and then you can submit this into your submission pitch. This is not a guarantee you get a contract but this can definitely show the agents and publishers you mean business and statistic do not lie…well they can ,but that’s a whole other topic.
Still Do Not Follow? Let Me Explain
As some of you may know I have written a little book called “Angelic Confessions.” Publishers are going to want to know what is so special about this book. Publishers are going to want to know will people want buy this book. Does this book have marketing material? I can certainly boast and say how great this book his and what type readers this book is aimed for , but I went one step above. I decided to really test my book to see if people would really be interested and want to read it. I created a home website for my book Angelic Confessions. I even made promotional videos for the book, I put up character bios, synopsis, and a sneak sample. I put out the link on all the social networking sites. People actually took a look and signed up to get the latest updates on my book. Sadly I have to change the server the site was on and lost some people but I did not actually they just did not resign up as I kept getting emails that said the story sounded interesting and could not wait to read more. So I then took it a bit farther and really tested my book. I decided to release the book one chapter at a time on text novel.com, then I would remove it. This is the true test and something I can incorporate in my submission to publishers, or to tell the publishing company that has been interested in my novel that look here I have fans already, I have a following I have BUYERS!!! Which is will be music to the publishers or agents ears.