Publicity Tip #80 ~
You might have noticed by now that there are a lot of “free” eBooks available to help you with a number of different author-oriented things: better characters, how to plot, grammar, creating your own website… it goes on. There are even a number of publicity and marketing books available.
Generally the information these “free” books contain makes sense and can be applied immediately. However, there’s always a catch: If you want to know even more then you should “buy” the complete version/next book/into the program etc.
So the question remains, “Do I need to buy that book or will the free advice be sufficient?”
The free stuff will only be enough to get you started – most especially for book/author publicity. These are the tried and true commonsense practices that you may not have learned about yet but need to know.
However, I would highly suggest that you look into the .99C – $1.99 eBook market when you’re ready to move beyond the basics and really commit to taking your book/author publicity to the next level.
But do your homework!
Be sure to look at the reviews for this material on Goodreads and Amazon (and any other site you trust) and see what the popular eBooks in this market are. Any piece of your limited budget that you spend on marketing or publicity needs to be worth it.
I could give you a list of eBooks that I’ve used (including my own!) but that would defeat the purpose of this exercise. You need to find the eBook(s) that will work best for you – that focus on what you want to learn and are written in a style you enjoy reading.
Trust me, it’s worth it 😉