This tip is a bit more advanced than some, but I’ve been asked to toss in some more advanced technical ideas as well. So, here you go, my techno-wizard readers! NQ
[Dear Readers: This tip from Penny Sansevieri’s book, 52 Ways to Sell More Books, is shared with her permission. I do not receive compensation for using it or referring her – I just think her information is top shelf! Sign up for her free newsletter and tips at www.amarketingexpert.com. Nancy Q.]
Host a Video Contest!
We all know video is super popular but is there a way you can use video to engage your readers? You bet. Besides having one professionally created you could host a contest that encourages readers to create a short video about your book. You’ll need to award some great prizes for this, that goes without saying, but think of the fun you could have with a video contest like this?
Especially if your book slants to a younger crowd, a video contest could be a great way to promote your book and get your readers engaged in your message. To see a list of contests on YouTube click the following link: http://youtube.com/contests_main . If you run a contest like this you should look to YouTube to be your primary host.
Other video sites that can also be considered:
My friend and guru Sharon Buck teaches me computer stuff via video – she’s got some great stuff! She even taught me to do videos via video and it was all new for me. I put her link in at her name if you’re interested in discussing promo and marketing with her!
Keep reading and writing – EVERY DAY! Nancy Q.