Writing a fiction novel can be exciting, liberating and down right cool. You can make characters that are way over the top. You can also create scenarios that make your everyday life look like a bore. Writing your fiction novel is only half the battle. The other half is getting your work seen and then read by thousands or even millions of readers. Becoming a best-selling fiction author is not that impossible if you have the time to invest as well as the information to steer you in the right direction.

Pre-Book Launch Marketing

Best selling authors do not wait until their book is at the printers before they start promoting their new work. Start getting the word out about your book as you’re writing it. This may seem so obvious but it actually works. Urban fiction authors follow different rules in the marketing game so thinking outside of the box is necessary. Create a buzz for your work by handing out colorful fliers with your books cover and a blurb. Don’t forget to add your contact information or your book’s website for ordering. Having an author website is vital in the book selling business. Most book buyers order their books online. Talk about your book and the expected release date. In short spread the Word!!

Author Website

Fiction Authors can’t afford not to have a website for their books. The benefits are endless. Having a website will allow you to send traffic to your website. While on  your website buyers can see your book cover, they can also read a free chapter which will help gain interest. A website is also great for capturing visitors information. This is targeted information provided directly from the visitor authorizing you to reach them.


Best selling authors host contest for their viewing audience. Contests or giveaways are a great way to engage your target audience. Everyone loves winning and a good contest is the best way to create a buzz. Your prize should always be something worth winning. Whether its a free copy of your book, a bookstore gift card or even a cash prize with free ebook download of your amazing fiction. The better the prize the better the buzz. There are also sites like http://www.ereleases.com/prfuel/contests-promote-business/ that helps promote your contest by sending electronic press releases.

Book Launch Party

Who doesn’t like to party? If you are a self-published author this is the best way to get your name out there. Invite anyone who will take a flier or evite. Tell friends and family to invite everyone in their facebook friends list. Book launch parties are great for networking with the public. It also allows you to sell a few copies on site. Make it an event and advertise with your local publications like newspapers and city magazines. If your party is a blast people will be talking about it which is word of mouth advertising.

To Be Continued…

  1. Doug Oldfield says:

    Great information. Thanks for sharing.

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