I was thinking about promoting my book with radio today.
I called many radio stations for 30 seconds ad too see how expensive. Well, it was about $900. I felt that it was way too much for me to pay right now. You know, being a self-publisher, you need to do so much stuff.
Pay for printing, after the product is ready, you have to do marketing. So, you need to have press-release, business cards, and press kits…….Making these are not cheep. After you are ready for marketing, do not forget, you still need a good review for your book.
Where can you get the review of your book? Well…if you want a decent one for your SELF-published book, you actually have to pay. Many people do only published author from actual publishing company. Others will do, but you still end up waiting for 3 months or so to process. If you are in a hurry, you have to pay someone…then, they will write your review within a month. If you ask someone to review your book, you still have to pay the shipping. It is not cheap, isn’t it??
After considering my budget and everything, I decided to promote my book online. Not a traditional way of marketing. It is too expensive for me to afford traditional way.
As I wrote it before, without the effort, any book will not succeed…it does not matter if a book is really good or not…If you do not market it right, the book will die.
Anyway, right now, I am waiting for my press release to arrive. I ordered one from my publisher. After I get it, I will submit it through PRWeb.
Then, I will write more about how is it going.