Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M: Marketing Your Book Body

 My A to Z Challenge theme:
How to turn a Biker into a Wannabe Writer
 
M: MARKETING YOUR BOOK BODY
 
Ok, biker babes, when pretending to be a writer, you must know how to market your book. There are numerous ways to do it from blog tours to facebook parties, and just word of mouth even! By doing so, you're selling your dreams and making a profit doing so. And make sure to take/post a gazillion pics of it, or...it never happened...
 

 Ready to  practice?? Repeat after me with some simple "biker related" marketing ideas:
1. I'm totally going to put the cover of my book as a bike decal.
2. Biker badges were made for my elephant children's book. Everyone is totally going to buy these at the bike rally.
3. I'm thinking group road trips to libraries. That way I have bikers follow me to my book debuts!

I'm sure we can find a spot to market your book on here somewhere...
COMMENTER CHALLENGE: Give me a marking idea of your choice. Biker marketing ideas win big smiles. Non-biker marketing ideas earn semi-grins. No marketing ideas earn sad panda looks.
 

19 comments:

blogoratti said...

Nice and interesting thoughts!

JoJo said...

My stepson just started a sign and vehicle wrap biz....you could put one on your bike tank to advertise your book.

Donna K. Weaver said...

You're making me smile Tammy. I can just see a bunch of scruffy but "angelic" Hells Angels escorting you to the library for your children's book.

Ah, marketing. The hardest thing about being an author. Exposure is key. There might be plenty of people who'd love to read our books but if they don't know about them ...

Chrys Fey said...

How about I strap my book to the back of my bike? People behind me will surely see it.

Rachna Chhabria said...

This post made me smile. Books on bike has a nice sound to it.

Stephen Tremp said...

I do well selling paper copies of my books at the beach to people walking by.

cleemckenzie said...

Buy one book, you get to touch my bike. No? Well, I'm not a marketing genius. :-(

David P. King said...

I could use a bike to go with my new leather jacket, which is part of my author outfit. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Take a seat on my book and lets go for a ride... hmm does that sound wrong?

M Pax said...

I just printed dogtag bottle openers. They're nice.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Time for a stunt show!

Jeffrey Scott said...

I would love to see a biker marketing tactic of surrounding lone people on the street and telling them they have to read the book 'or else'. Then give them a sample chapter to read. Smile at the guy, then suddenly disappear, as quickly as they came.

Elephant's Child said...

A convoy of characters leaning into the corners and powering out the other side is a wonderful image. Gunning off smiling. Thank you.

Clarabelle Rant said...

Is there a motorcycle anywhere in your story? You could contact "motorcycle" stores and dealers to have your book available. The could put it by the water cooler for bored kids and/or sell copies for you :)

You can find me here:
ClarabelleRant

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I could do like my one neighbor did. He peddled around on his bike with the little straw basket on the front filled with his self pubbed poetry book and sold them door to door.

Nick Wilford said...

You could have a biker gang with the book title as the gang name painted on the back of the jackets. Or the author name. And have copies to sell in the saddlebags. Do motorbikes have saddle bags?

Shell Flower said...

Hi,Tammy! Sorry it took me 1/2 the challenge to get over here. I love what your theme turned out to be. Woot! I like Nick's idea. Or perhaps you could get Harley Davidson to manufacture a special edition bike named after you and/or your novel? Or you could be the biker book bandit and race up to people, hand them a copy of your novel, and say "give this a good review or else?" or, yeah, maybe not.

Donna McDine said...

Put an image of your book cover on your saddle bag.

Mark Koopmans said...

"Now that I'm 46, I'm hiding my tramp stamp with the cover of my new book."

"What's the book about, Jamie?"

"The History of Tramp Stamps."

"Oh."