Friday’s Fun Find: A Winner for How to Promote Your Children’s Book!

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I always like (sort of) learning something new. And the next time I have a giveaway (and it’s a good one!), I’ll use Rafflecopter and it will actually display in all its whirring glory. I hope.

Anyway, I learned a ton of promotional stuff–some old, some new–from Katie’s How to Promote Your Children’s Book. So if you didn’t win, you can still get this wonderful resource for a very moderate price. Not the same low price as before, but still a bargain.

And if you did win–that is to say, if you’re Barb Kupetz–then you can expect a lovely email from me and Katie Davis any day now.

I think that’s how a Kindle giveaway works. Sort of.

Giveaway of How to Promote Your Children’s Book by Katie Davis! Wheee!

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Here’s the thing. I hope you win. I really do. Katie Davis’ How to Promote Your Children’s Book is SO good, I can’t even say. In fact, I’m going to let Katie tell you all about it. But first, I’m going to tell you why the rush is on for this giveaway.

Right now–RIGHT NOW–Katie Davis is selling this book at the low price of $4.99. And you won’t just get the book. You’ll get all this other stuff that she’s throwing in, too. I can’t even write it all out. It’s too much. You’ll have to go here and check it out. Seriously, it’s $125.00 worth of her marketing genius stuff, for FREE, when you buy this book for only $4.99.

So even if you don’t win here, you can still buy the book and win. And you win even more if you order the book before March 31st! But I know you’re wondering if you really need this book. Let’s ask Katie!

1. I don’t have my own book out there, so why do I need to worry about book promotion NOW?
 is how important it is for every writer to create a platform. All a platform is, is how you communicate online. Or rather, the places you communicate from. Transparent communication is especially important. Why? Transparency builds trust, trust builds bonds, bonds build loyalty and loyalty builds relationships.
So imagine you start that communication the month before your book comes out. How long does it take you to build a relationship? One with real connection? I feel like I have real connection with my peeps, and I started that years ago. I love them! I love helping them, I love seeing them succeed, I get the warm fuzzies when they say that I’ve helped them. I call that being selfishly unselfish: I selfishly feel good having helped someone else.
So you don’t need to “worry” about book promotion. You need to look forward to making friends and building relationships. In other words, building your platform.
2. I’ve already released my book, so it’s too late to get in good book promotion now, right?
Nope! I created the book trailer for Kindergarten Rocks! many years after it came out and it regenerated sales like crazy! Now it’s one of my biggest selling books and I saw the leap after the video was created.
3. But Katie, you’re a children’s book author and my book’s a memoir/an adult novel/ an anthology. You don’t have any tips for an author like me, do you?
One of the reviewers of How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller wrote , “Don’t let that title fool you. Katie Davis has something for EVERY writer, no matter where you are in the writing journey-and you don’t have to be a children’s writer to find a gem inside this book’s jam-packed covers!”
Another wrote, “Not just for Kid-lit authors, and not just for writers. Get ready for a good read and a great boost to your business. Katie Davis breaks down the: what’s, when’s, where’s, and why’s to Children’s book promoting, but the information in this book describes how marketing is done in this day and age for any person, business, or corporation.”
The book is jam-packed with information, and you can take the ideas and principles and apply it to your business or memoir/adult novel or anthology.  Yes, boy, have I got tons upon tons of tips!
4. Quick! If an author doesn’t do anything else for book promotion, she (or he) MUST ______________________.
Start an email list! Yesterday!
So now I’m adding Rafflecopter  for this giveaway and really, I hope you win.
But I can’t help thinking about Dirty Harry asking, “Do you feel lucky?”

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