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Now Available For Pre-Order!

I am SO EXCITED to announce that my latest book, Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story Part Two is now available for Pre-Order WORLDWIDE in paperback and Kindle ebook!!!

“Three years after daringly stepping into the world of stripping, Asha has left The Runway, the club that made her an exotic dancer, to make a fresh start at at rival venue Mademoiselle’s. Here she is faced with a whole new set of challenges, including an interstate adventure to Melbourne’s glamorous strip club scene. Asha’s personal and professional lives collide in unexpected ways, in the lead-up to the grande finale of her stripping adventure.”

The third and final installment in the Paid To Dance series will be released on July 20th, 2018!

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Click HERE for more details!

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Marketing & Promotion For Your Book Launch

A book launch is a great way to get the word out about your new book, and marketing and promotion is a great way to spread the word about your launch!

I know, this is the point at which most writers cringe. Can’t we just write and publish the book and the rest takes care of itself?? Well, no. If you’re happy just to have your friends and family know about the book, then there’s not much need for marketing and promotion. But if you do, you need to have a marketing plan.

The good news is, promoting your book and its launch isn’t as hard and scary as you think! You just need to know what to do, and be persistent and consistent!

Facebook 

A simple way to promote the launch of your new book is to share it on Facebook! If you have a personal Facebook profile, publish a post with the cover image of your book and a quick blurb, and the details of your launch.
If you have a Facebook page, publish the above post on your page, and then share to your personal profile to help it to be seen more. And if you wish, you can use Facebook Advertising to reach even more people.

Blog

If you have a blog, publish a post with the cover image of your book and a quick blurb, and the details of your launch.

Instagram 

Post the cover image of your book along with a quick blurb and the details of your launch, or a link to the details. Instagram allows for 2,200 characters. You can use up to 30 hashtags for your Instagram posts.

Twitter

Seeing as you are only allowed 280 characters for a tweet, you will need to keep the content brief. Post a link to the launch details where people can find out more. Post the cover image along with a short blurb, or the release details. Use hashtags to help the post to be seen!

Does all this posting sound very time consuming? Hootsuite is a social media management platform that enables you to schedule posts in advance. You can sign up for and link up to three social media accounts for free!

Also, have a look at the contacts you have in your email. You don’t need to have an email database set up; even just sending a message out to your friends and family letting them know about your launch can be helpful. They can also pass it on to their contacts!

I hope you have found this post helpful in your writing and publishing journey. Make sure you FOLLOW this blog so you never miss out on my writing and publishing tips and advice!

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Your Book Launch: Physical Or Online?

In this day and age of technology, there are more options for your book launch than having at a book store or other physical venue. Online book launches have become a ‘thing’ for many authors, and are a great way to reach a broader audience around the world. However, both physical and online book launches have their pros and cons. You just need to weigh them up, and decide which option is best for you and your book. You might decide to do both!

Physical Book Launch

This option is pretty self explanatory, and has all the aspects an author wants to celebrate the achievement of publishing their book. An actual location, an audience, physical books to sign. However, physical book launches can quickly become costly, and if you are an independent author, you’ll be footing the bill. You’ll need to account for the venue hire fee, catering, and the cost of a print run. The last physical launch I held was at an independent bookstore and cost me just short of $1,000 in total.

There are ways around the hefty expense of a physical book launch. You just need to think outside the box. You could approach a local cafe or bar and ask if they are okay for you to reserve a table or area and have your books for sale, while the venue benefits by having your guests spend their money on drinks and food there.

Online Book Launch

The benefit of an online book launch is that you’re basically not going to have any of the costly outlay required for a launch held at a venue. Need I say more? Plus, your friends, family and fans from all around the world can join you. It can be as long or short as you like, from a few hours to a few days. You could have the ebook version of your book available for free over the weekend. You could publish a series of posts on your social media or blog related to the book and launch. It sounds like a lot of work, but scheduling these posts in advance could help you have it all set up in time for the day, when you just sit back and celebrate!

I hope you have found this post helpful in your writing and publishing journey. Make sure you FOLLOW this blog so that you never miss out on my writing and publishing tips and advice!

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