Here’s a brilliant idea we had for promoting fiction books. There are so many fiction authors out there and more joining the market daily that it makes one wonder how can you stand out from the crowd?
Certainly there are many marketing tasks you should be doing, and we cover many of them in this blog, but aside from marketing how can you give your potential readers a taste of your writing? Give them a taste by giving them a taste. Write a short story or two featuring the characters of your book and give it away to potential readers. There are so many places on the web where you can post your short stories for free that we won’t list them all there but Wattpad is a good place to start.
Your short story may be a prequel to your novel or perhaps a sequel. It could be an expansion on a plot device in your novel or it could introduce a new character. Use your innate creativity to create this short story and then promote the heck out of it. This is a great way to grab the attention of potential readers by giving them a “taste” for free!