Every author dreams that one day their books will go viral. It is the ultimate accolade of success. Having a book go viral tops getting published or even making the ever growing number of best seller lists. It is the elusive dream for the majority of authors, yet with the right foundation and approach to marketing the dream is more achievable than it ever has been.
As authors we all know the amazing sense of achievement that comes with publishing our first book and for a while we find ourselves basking in the ‘twilight zone’ of being a published author. Then comes that rude awakening when we find our book sales are nowhere near our expectations.
Fortunately there is much we can do to meet our dreams, but above all else we have to be visible and today that means a powerful social media presence combined with publishing knowledge that is always ahead of the curve. It simply isn’t enough to have a great book if your potential readers have never heard of it.
At BookViral we focus our energy on discovering authors and illustrators because this is where we excel and we are passionate about the books that shape the minds of readers across the world.
Our spotlight reviews are attracting thousands of new readers everyday and if you have written or illustrated a book that deserves the best in promotion we want to hear from you.
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Why do some books go viral while the vast majority fall flat? You might think it's about advertising. You might think it's about having a great book or an original idea that inflames the imagination of its readers, or you might think it's luck. Yet what is undisputable is how word of mouth and social influence increasingly combines to drive people to talk about and share the books they have read.
With every passing day social media quickens the pace at which information is diffused. There was a time you used to have to share with one person who shared it with someone else, but now with the click of a button, you can share your favourite read with thousands of virtual friends through the power of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and many more emerging micro sites.
As an author set upon the road to literary success there has never been a better time for self-promotion, nor a larger number of would be publishing gurus willing to share the secrets of their success. Read the full Blog post by clicking HERE
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