9 UNCOMMON Book Marketing & Promotion Tips (That I've Used to Become a Bestseller)

Book marketing and promotion is more than just writing a blog post & tweeting about it. Here are 9 uncommon tips that I’ve used to turn my books into bestsellers, including my self-published Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Will It Fly.

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Here’s a quick guideline of the tips from this video:

👉Tip #1 (0:17) – Promote Early

👉Tip #2 (1:33) – Build a Street Team

👉Tip #3 (2:59) – Build in Marketing

👉Tip #4 (4:20) – Go on a Promo Circuit

👉Tip #5 (5:04) – Create a Book Club

👉Tip #6 (5:56) – Create a Podcast

👉Tip #7 (6:35) – Raise the Price

👉Tip #8 (7:36) – Offer it for Free

👉Tip #9 (8:59) – Create an Event

-=-=-=Links and References Made in This Video=-=-=-

(note: some of the links below are affiliate links to products on Amazon, which means I earn an small commission if you choose to purchase anything through those links. Thank you in advance!)

The Martian by Andy Weir: https://amzn.to/2qoBRqQ

Will it Fly by Pat Flynn: https://amzn.to/2GSpj18

Street Team Podcast Episode with Daniel Decker: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session198

My Book Club: http://www.patsbookclub.com

Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker: https://amzn.to/2GPkw4H

My Free 3 Day Mini Course: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/startapodcast

Book Tips from Jeff Goins: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session79

Amazon KDP Select Info: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/select

-=-=-=A Question for Team Flynn (that’s you!)=-=-=-

Which one of these 9 book marketing strategies is the most interesting to you? Comment below and let me know which one you’re going to use to push your books into the hands of those who need it.

Best of luck to you, and make sure you catch my live stream on Friday at 2:30pm PT where I’ll be answering some of your questions about book publishing! If you’d like to create a notification for that YouTube Live Stream event, go here: http://www.patflynn.com/live

Cheers, and all the best!


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  2. Hi! Just subscribe to your channel. I found all your tips very helpful and sincere. I can see the great importance of marketing a book before publishing in order to build an audience.
    Thanks s lot Pat!

  3. You are very gifted and I so appreciate your thoughtful tips! I just finished the manuscript to my first young reader's book and you gave me a brilliant idea to include a marketing activity in the book. My story is about finding your childhood spirit, and so I'm going to include an exercise where you write down something you haven't done since you were a kid and then either share a picture or a video with the book title #matilda&theforestfriends. You are the best and I can't wait to check out your books now. Thank you so much!

  4. To listen your suggestions feelings your experiences and I really got little bit guided bi a words I don't know where you are in the part of this world really you have gave the good way for a writer to go I am from India and I also have written the book cash love

  5. To me, the most interesting tip is the first one. I usually like to keep big things a secret because I believe that if you tell many people your project may go wrong. It sounds silly, but in my house, I was always taught that. Now I can air my big project out so people can be aware of it. Thank you, Pat! Great video.

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