Write a one-paragraph author bio in third person.

Create a user/shopper account on,, apple books, and google books.

Buy your own book to generate a ranking.

Create an Author Central account on

Solicit positive reviews for your book.

List your book on,, and If you have a blog, add it to your author page using an RSS feed.

Use social networking to get the word out: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogging etc….
but don’t get obsessed with social media as it can suck up or divert precious time from your writing.

Leave blog comments on heavily trafficked blogs. Put your book title or website in as a link in the comment.  Go here to find out how to do so:
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Guest blog on other people’s blogs and reciprocate on yours.

Submit your blog feed to Feed Burner:

Send a press release out announcing the release of your book:
Google gives press releases precedence over other types of content.

Create a video, either a book trailer or interview.

For help with promoting your books online, and more, contact Aysha.