During the 2017 Bocas Literary Festival in Trinidad, Franka Philip, Features Editor at the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian shared some tips on promoting your book. Have a media kit. Make it digital so they can easily download images, etc. Send an audio clip of you or someone reading the book. Include high resolution photos of the author and book cover.
The planets aligned for me to be in Trinidad & Tobago to get a taste of the 2017 Bocas Literary Festival. I attended day one then caught the rest of it through Facebook Live and by following the hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. First-time author and New York Times bestseller Nicole Dennis-Benn was one of the presenters in a workshop
When I first got online I was happy to be there and in a space where I could potentially reach so many people. However, it was always foremost in my mind that there needed to be a way to pay my annual domain name and hosting fees. Thankfully I had a generous friend and tech guru who let me use his