A Different Kind of Bookstore

Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Go Digital

To effectively promote your book, make sure that you have a website and a blog, plus some social networking profiles (Facebook and Twitter are most popular, but for some books LinkedIn or Pinterest may be a better fit). Make sure you schedule some time every day to engage with people. 

Join the Websites Below- They are free websites that will list your book, author bio, and book events. Just  join and follow the directions for posting  information. Very easy!

A.   goodreads.com
B.   authorcentral.com
C.   authorsden.com
D.   shelfari.com

Top 10 Book Promotion Strategies

1.    Social networking and social media: 94 percent
2.    Blogging: 84 percent
3.    Seeking book reviews: 75 percent
4.    Seeking testimonials and endorsements: 73 percent
5.    Press releases: 68 percent
6.    Email marketing: 62 percent
7.    Radio and television talk shows: 62 percent
8.    Speaking events: 60 percent
9.    Article marketing: 57 percent
10. Book signings: 56 percent