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Building a Marketing Timeline: Infographic

Posted by Cynthia on May 8, 2017
Though it might seem like bestsellers happen overnight, it takes months of planning to get a marketing plan in place before the book is out. What does that kind of plan look like? Here's a handy infographic that outlines the broad strokes of a pre-publication marketing campaign. You can read the details on this previous post.

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message 1: by John (new)

John Pellow Very fantastic and well written post.Its extremely good and very helpful for me.Thanks for sharing.

message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary Howell Thanks good reads. Very timely.

message 3: by Mcebo (new)

Mcebo Michael Metfula Great info. Thanks.

message 4: by N.J. (new)

N.J. Burggraf Super post. I started my blog! Yay! No comments yet but it's early days. Thank you for sharing the sound advice.

message 5: by Nathaniel (new)

Nathaniel Winters I believe this will be very helpful.

message 6: by Richard (new)

Richard Bintanja Great tips, thanks!

message 7: by Shinde (new)

Shinde Giveaway for ebooks? Are you sure Goodreads permits that, or is it limited to print books?

message 8: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Shannon Sweety wrote: "Giveaway for ebooks? Are you sure Goodreads permits that, or is it limited to print books?"

Hi Sweety! Right now our giveaway program is available for print books only, but we're working on making it available for ebooks! Stay tuned!

message 9: by Richard (new)

Richard Bintanja Sweety wrote: "Giveaway for ebooks? Are you sure Goodreads permits that, or is it limited to print books?"

This particular give-away is not a Goodreads program, and not restricted to Goodreads either. That said, the paperback will soon be available...

message 10: by Vera (last edited May 18, 2017 10:17AM) (new)

Vera Brook Thanks! All very helpful.

In my experience as an indie author promoting my debut novel, Goodreads has been great. I already had an account as a reader. Setting up an author profile and listing my book took no time at all. I did two giveaways when the book was on preorders, and I'm doing a third one right now, which will last through the release of the book. I also uploaded a preview and answered some author questions.

And my reward? More than 500 readers added Sand Runner to their to-read shelf! Very, very cool. Thanks, Goodreads!

message 11: by Gayle (new)

Gayle Schuck Thank you! This is so timely and helpful. I can see there are things to do before my book comes out this summer, like link my blog to Goodreads. Is there a place I can go to do that?

message 12: by Glynnis (new)

Glynnis How do I let Goodreads know the pub date of an upcoming book so they'll send out an email blast to my followers? (Wow--what a great feature!)

message 13: by Brian (new)

Brian Suiter The Recusants - Amazon Kindle Store. Give it a read and let me know you thought, would love to hear them.

message 14: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Anderson PhD I have this on my calendar and have given copies to my students for their own time-lines. I teach self-publishing.

message 15: by Lexy (new)

Lexy Price What are media hits?

message 16: by Jaisingh (new)

Jaisingh Baghela I, Jaysingh Baghela, email address is (mobile number is +91-9784993855). I live in Dholpur city, State- Rajasthan, Country- India. I have interest in writing field so I have written matter regarding to new logic based economy an economic book for which I request to you to provide require information and how to promote it and advertise in whole world. This book is already loaded on KDP option). Book's name is "Articles of economy" (With an effort to business analysis and its problem solving)".

Note:- This offer may be very beneficial due to low cost of selling price and various possibilities of consumer's interesting. Therefore I request with humanity views to co-operate me to grow sale. This co-operation may be very beneficial for you and me.

My postal address is as following:-
Jaysingh Baghela Son of Ramesh Kumar Baghela,
nearby water works, Sitaram Coloney,
Dholpur City, State- Rajasthan, Country- India
Pin code -328001
Mobile Number- +91 - 9784993855

Following description is regarding to promote and advertise the my book. There are possibilities of well author co-operation with one another as like I and other authors.

Buy an economic book

“Articles of Economy
(With an effort to business analysis and its problem solving)”
Available at (Within KDP option)
Writer:- Jay Singh Baghela
Publication:- Shri Balaji Publication, Jaipur City, State- Rajasthan, Country - India

Mostly unique logics based, easy to understand by writer’s views
Some basics of economy that are require to common people to understand economy

Some main characteristics of the book:-
(1) Thinking development to maintain natural benefits with reciprocal support.
(2) An effort to solve controversy to measure money and labor – By the point of view
humanity and economic equality.
(3) Requirement of Business discipline.
(4) Economic Problem solving through - Globalization with Liberalization.
(5) For easy understanding:- Widely Business activity.
(6) Recession Analysis
(7) Social Responsibility of Business.
(8) Brief Analysis:- Reasons of Poverty.
(9) Employment tendencies.
(10) Human motive of Business.

I explain that I advertise my book, book’s name is “Articles of Economy (with an effort to business analysis and its problem solving)”. My origin feeling or purpose to write this book is (in brief) to widely analyze some economic problems so that it may be easy to find out their solutions or it may be easy to research those solutions continuing to do so to create new developing ideas for economic progress. Followings are some examples (regarding to this book) to clarify above thought:-

(1) The lesson related to prepare of “Economic Nationalism” related:- Though simple
thinking it is assume that economic activities are done by a person for his selfish support
but these are done with others supports. As like “From the chain of production of a
commodity or a service to consumer” various parties are connected for example seller,
purchaser, consumer etc. Their benefits are connected each other and most of them have
to pay tax.
(2) The lesson related to the purpose of ‘Speculation’ is to regularize transaction of
market. In case it is done only for earning money without complete transactions or
wrongly impress demand and supply of products through illegally actions to earn money
so that speculation money can be earned. Such kind of activities are called yoke not a
(3) The lesson related to Nationalism effects of earning money:- This chapter widely
inspire readers the importance of labor is equal for all people in a nation even if a person
is regarding to upper level, medium level or lower level. In spite of this, this chapter
inspire to obtain good qualities of barter system which was based on humanity or mostly
equal humanity base.

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