Welcome to our list of March observances and content ideas for your monthly book marketing plan!
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Remember, without regular connections to readers, you’re just another book on the shelf they have no vested interest in. So as a result, turn this around and take the time to make yourself stand out!
Here’s a list of causes and interests associated with March:
- Irish American Month
- Music in Our Schools Month
- National Craft Month
- National Frozen Food Month
- National Nutrition Month
- National Peanut Month
- National Women’s History Month
- Red Cross Month
- Social Workers Month
Women’s history month is something I know a lot of you can work with. So, take a moment to call out some of your biggest inspirations from history!
How to Use the Content Ideas
Below are holidays and just plain wacky and fun March Observances in 2018.
We’ve also included a few content ideas and angles to help spark your creativity!
Remember, not all these are especially relevant and worth an entire blog post or article. But, with that said, almost all of them can be turned into a fun or thought provoking social media post. As a result, it’s like getting double the ideas!
March Observances to Get Started
1 National Pig Day
1 Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day – Because, who doesn’t love peanut butter?
2 Old Stuff Day – What’s something old that you cherish? Encourage fans and followers to share theirs. In the end, tradition and nostalgia really matter.
2 World Day of Prayer
3 I Want You to be Happy Day – This is a great day to share something with fans and followers! Maybe for you, it’s a sample chapter of an upcoming book or a cover reveal. Plus, it’s also a great day to do a discount promotion!
4 Hug a GI Day – Spread the word, and show some love to soldiers you encounter during your day.
5 Multiple Personality Day – Here’s a fun one to reveal another side of yourself to fans! So maybe you don’t have an alternate persona, but what’s something you do most people would find entertaining or quirky?
6 National Frozen Food Day
8 International (Working) Women’s Day
8 Popcorn Lover’s Day
9 Panic Day – Take a moment to vent about what’s currently stressing you out, and invite fans and followers to vent too. Sometimes just talking about it helps more than anything!
10 Middle Name Pride Day
11 Worship of Tools Day – What’s your favorite tool and why can’t you live without it? And, it doesn’t have to be a traditional “tool,” either. So, think of something that makes life easier.
12 Plant a Flower Day – This is another fantastic one to spread the word about. Because, who isn’t excited for Spring? And, what is your favorite flower and why?
14 Learn about Butterflies Day – Share a fun fact (or facts), and encourage others to learn something about common butterflies in their area of the planet!
14 National Potato Chip Day
Time to Get Creative with these March Observances
15 Everything You Think is Wrong Day – What is something that turned everything you thought you knew upside down? More than anything, it’s a great day to share something fun!
15 Ides of March
16 Everything You Do is Right Day – Everyone needs a day like this! So let’s celebrate it!
16 Freedom of Information Day
16 Incredible Kid Day – Now is the time to introduce fans and followers to a great kid in your life. Or, maybe use this March observance for your four-legged kid!
17 Saint Patrick’s Day – Irish or not, we can all be Irish on St. Patty’s Day! So, put on your green and post about it!
18 Goddess of Fertility Day
20 International Earth Day – What are you going to do in honor of Earth Day? Get fans and followers to commit to doing something special as well.
20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day – Have an alien story you want to share? Have at it!
20 Spring (Vernal) Equinox – After a long winter, almost everyone is ready for Spring!
22 National Goof Off Day – Now, this is a great opportunity to be plain silly. So what’s a good practical joke? And remember, you can ask your followers for theirs too!
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23 National Puppy Day – Cue all the cute pictures of your dog, because everyone loves baby animals!
24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
25 Palm Sunday
25 Waffle Day
26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day – This is a fun one. If you could create a holiday what would it be? Encourage fans and followers to list theirs. Maybe you’ll find something fun and off the wall to start celebrating!
More March Observances – the Month Isn’t Over Yet
28 Something on a Stick Day – Foods on sticks are state fair staples, so share your fave!
29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – Share some love for a local business and highlight them on your blog and social media. You will probably get the love back in return.
30 Good Friday
30 I am in Control Day – Surprisingly, this actually originated after Reagan’s 1981 assassination attempt. But it’s morphed into a day of empowerment when you’re encouraged to straighten your crown and get your butt in gear. So as a result, share a post about what you’re doing to take control of and improve your life!
30 Passover begins at sundown
30 Take a Walk in the Park Day – Since we all need a little more fresh air, talk about your favorite park in your area. And take the opportunity to encourage fans and followers to share theirs.
31 National Clam on the Half Shell Day
Ultimately, being an author demands creativity. And, most noteworthy, it also demands authenticity.
Coming up with unique content ideas as part of your author marketing plan is a great way to take your success seriously, without taking yourself too seriously!
Because it’s always good to have a little fun while accomplishing your goals. And, your readers will appreciate getting to know you. As a result, use these ideas as a great way to be personal and boost your reader engagement.
Finally, if you have more great March observances that you think people should know about, leave them in the comments. It seems like we all love something fun to celebrate!