More about letting readers know about your book. Start learning how to do this early on in your career. While it is not imperative at the beginning, being aware of all the options helps you after you publish that book!
Get a TikTok Account and Start Creating Videos for BookTok Today
Do readers want to see Authors dancing on TikTok? Maybe not – but they do want to engage with you. You don’t need to dance – you can share ideas and books with your readers! You want to start creating BookToks on your TikTok account. There are many ways to do this. The best way to learn is to follow other authors using the hashtag #booktok or #authortok. These don’t have to be long (even 15 seconds is good) and they don’t need to be outsourced to a professional. TikTok is very laid back and authors can choose to be on camera or not.
Authors can do these at the minimum
- Make recommendations about what books to read
- Take part in challenges
- Read book excerpts
- Use the #Booktok hashtag
- Collaborate with other authors
Claim Your Author Profile on GoodReads
With your GoodReads profile, you want to settle in here so that readers can leave reviews and interact with you. They’ll see all of the books connected to your profile and you can include links to your site, too. Fill out the profile and connect your books.
Then start answering some of the author questions the site has built in to help readers get to know you a bit. You’ll want to check back here periodically to engage with your readers
Check – did you set up you read about BookBub ads as yet? If not, go back and do that now!
Be sure to come back for the next episode of the 30-day series on self-publishing your own book!