Learning how to build an audience is a never-ending job, because things will inevitably change as genres shift, publishing evolves, and as book discovery grows!
But don’t get overwhelmed, this is a good thing, because nothing is interesting that never changes, especially for book lovers.
So look at the challenge to build an audience as part of your ongoing book promotion, and add it to your monthly book marketing planner (link in Resources) as a special call out, because building an audience is a very unique type of marketing.
- You build an audience to support your brand long term, not just sell a single title
- You build an audience to create return buyers for future releases
- You build an audience in an effort to create super fans, and then a Street Team
- You build an audience because it makes every future marketing effort more effective
Now that I’ve hopefully convinced you why building an audience deserves a special call out on your book marketing plan, I want you to listen to this episode to better understand why and how BookBub can be an excellent tool.
Some of our favorite reasons to use BookBub:
- It’s budget friendly
- It’s targeted and focused on your audience
- It’s easy to use for even short notice or very limited time promotions
- It’s viewership is always growing, so you’re constantly getting access to new readers
Hopefully you’re intrigued enough to listen to the whole episode, and we look forward to your feedback on the show!
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Building and audience is really hard Job, and it depend on consistency of your work to build your brand.
I agree – but honestly I’d start with a newsletter – that’s a great way to kick off building an audience!
I am struggling to build audience on my cleaning website, It very hard for me, to work alone.
I agree, it’s not easy but worth the effort!