Bookselling experts agree that authors should start promoting a new book well before it arrives in bookselling channels to build interest, community and sales
Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 1, 2009
FiledBy (http://www.filedby.com ) has added a new pre-publication website feature to its growing list of online marketing tools for authors. Writers publishing a new book now have a low cost, effective tool to pre-launch their book online.
The new feature allows both first time and published authors to quickly and inexpensively build a pre-publication web presence on FiledBy. "Bookselling experts agree that authors should start promoting a new book well before it arrives in bookselling channels to build interest, community and sales," said Peter Clifton, FiledBy CEO and president. "FiledBy's new website feature makes it easy for authors to get ahead of the marketing curve by setting up a comprehensive online marketing presence in advance of their book's publication date."
Many publishers start pre-promotion 4-6 months in advance of a book's publication date but often, the process of building an effective online marketing presence is left to the end of the publishing cycle. And, with the rapid increase of self-published authors whose time to market is much faster, having access to a tool that quickly builds an effective web presence is mandatory.
FiledBy's pre-publication websites organize everything an author needs to pre-promote - a biography, photograph, book information and cover art, links so that people can order the book in advance, links to organize an author's social networking presence - on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn or a blog. Readers can connect directly with the author through a message wall and reader lists. The FiledBy site can be further built in stages over time by adding event listings, electronic press kits, sample chapters, testimonials and endorsements, banners, resumes and other tools important for an author to build an effective web presence.
FiledBy features nearly 3 million websites linking authors, co-authors, illustrators, photographers, artists, editors, translators and other listed contributors to a published book together under one virtual roof. Every subject and publishing category is represented on the FiledBy including general trade, academic, professional and education.
More than 8 million books are available for sale through Amazon, Amazon Canada, B&N.com, Powells, Borders, Indigo and Indiebound. The data used on the site is licensed from trusted industry sources and supplemented by data from publishers and content provided by authors and other contributors.
FiledBy is the largest online directory of author sites providing web tools, e-commerce and community-building solutions for published book authors and contributors -- co-authors, illustrators, photographers, artists, translators and editors. FiledBy provides authors and readers with social tools to connect with each other and includes more than 3 million author websites and 8 million book pages that can be discovered through a single database.