For those of you on (or writing/submitting/planning to go on) this journey, I am going to share with you some of the steps of my super-uncertain-debut-author marketing efforts.
My absolute go-to (and not just mine--you can't believe how many authors I know who LOVE this) is Lisa Schroeder's go-to post "Checklist & Timeline for MG or YA Book Release" Because Lisa "told me so," I knew that it was time to make bookmarks! Here's how I did it in three easy steps.
- I looked through my collection of bookmarks made by other authors. I was also lucky enough to have my arc and jpegs of both the front and AWESOME back cover of my book.
- With these resources, I drafted the content I wanted, including cover, description, website, blog & pub date.
- The incredible Shelli Johannes-Wells of Market My Words recommended PrintRunner, an online printing service. They were great--very reasonably priced with good email and telephone support!