12 Last Minute Christmas Marketing Ideas for Authors
Has December rushed past without a marketing plan for selling your books? Owl Simply Design has a list to help you with some last-minute sales.
AUTHOR + BOOK DESIGN
Christmas is ALMOST HERE! Literally around the corner.
I’m not ready… well, at least regarding marketing. I’ve been too focused on client work and getting my house ready for Christmas to really market my novels this year.
BUT DON'T WORRY, THERE'S STILL TIME!
Here are some quick ideas that won’t take long
to put together or break the bank.
Your Books in Christmas Holiday Photos
Show your books as a Christmas gift (Bonus if readers share your book as a gift)
Stage photos with your novel in holiday settings
Have a Special Sale
Do you have more than one book? Create a 2-for-1 Deal or a discount for purchasing multiple copies of your books.
Create Holiday-Themed Christmas Posts to Engage Your Audience
Favorite Christmas Gift Favorite Christmas Memory
Favorite Christmas Reads Favorite Christmas Movie
Favorite Christmas Tradition Favorite Christmas Song
Create a Gift Basket with Your Book and Gifts for Specific Genres
Romance novel - cozy socks and peppermint hot chocolate (Or based on the character's job)
Mystery novel - fun mug and favorite tea
Devotional - journal and fun pen
Bible Study - Sermon notebook and Bible highlighters
Sci-Fi Book - Pluto is still a planet T-shirt & socks
Remind Gift Givers Gifting a Kindle About Your eBooks
Don't let them gift a Kindle without some books to add to their reading list
Write a Christmas-themed Story Using One of Your Characters
Publish as a standalone eBook
Or include free with a purchase of other novels
Run Holiday Ads
Join Other Authors to Create a Fantastic Deal Together
Authors can be other genres or similar
Multiple Book Giveaways
Holiday Gift Guides...
Think about the gift baskets for specific ideas
Local Small Business Gift Guide
Homemade Gift Ideas
Personal Contact with Your Readers
Say THANK YOU!
Celebrate your success for the past year
Christmas Photo Contest
Holding your book
Your book with a Christmas tree
Create Holiday - Gifting Swag
Mugs and cups