What is new in 2023 for children’s book promotion
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In this session Laurence talks about authenticity over production or perfection, sales in audiobooks and e-books, and whether you should have a podcast or start a book club, plus how to increase your all important reviews. Laurence also shared his views on using AI for authors.
– A Free Quality Check Service – No Catch – for your Amazon Book Page.
Comment Below With Your Key Takeaways Or If You Have Questions About The Session.
Thank you for this session. It was a very interesting discussion on the importance of getting reviews.
I liked out he referenced AI to do our tasks to help us move faster but that humans need to be in charge. He discouraged me from having to do audio too. The point being if your paperback isn’t moving yet, spend that money instead on marketing. I went and signed up for his bonus which was to review my Amazon page for my second book. I’m a little nervous to get the results but I need to seek out good critiques.
I look forward to checking out Net Galley and learning more about it. Loved your ideas about writers helping writers. Appreciate your efforts in that regard, and hope soon to be counted among those writers!
Thank you Lawrence for your insights and perspective. This was an interesting discussion. Thank you for the reminder to keep your eye on the trends in your genre and the importance of reviews for validation.
I liked the quote: ” The best way to be human is to have flaws.”
I agree with it because part of the lessons in our books is how to grow and change for the better.
I enjoyed learning about the BooksGoSocial that will do a free quality check so we can improve our books.
Thank you, Laurence – and Karen. Despite the screen freezing frequently (not sure if the problem is here, where we are currently experiencing a fierce thunderstorm or at the Dublin end), I found this most interesting and helpful.
Sure, I firmly believe we should help each other, a very good point Laurence. I found your comments and information on publishing were so sensible – as were Karen’s questions. What I liked best, however, was your recommendation a children’s book should uplift the young reader, leave him with hope; in short just have the satisfaction of a jolly good read that he will return to.
Thank you. I’m learning so much. I never even knew there were review services. I will look up netgalley.com and see what they have to offer. I appreciate the tips.
I cannot agree more with the fact that authenticity, understood as ‘originality’, is a great asset. Your comparison between TikTok (showing people being imperfect) and Instagram (that’s all about perfection) put a smile on my face. One of the reasons why I like to write about Christmas is exactly the smile on people’s faces and the hope that this holiday (hopefully) still offers people – adults and children alike.
THANK YOU for the many tips on establishing book clubs, social media groups, etc. I wrote them down and try to implement them step by step.
Thank you, Lawrence. I saved the several websites mentioned and plan to explore later. I was not familiar with the review services, so this opened a whole new door for me. My greatest takeaway is knowing 40 – 50% of all children’s books sold are purchased during the Christmas season.