The number of followers you get on Book Sprout is going to directly correlate to the success of your book launches and deals. More followers = more sales = more exposure!
But, how do you get people to start following you?
1. Include a link in your books
Including a link to your Book Sprout author profile from within your books is one of the most important things you can do. These people are currently being exposed to your work, and if they like it they’re going to want to know how to get more!
Modern ebooks support standard hyperlinks these days that will take the user out of the book and to a website url.
The first step is to tell the readers why they might want to follow you. Something such as “Want more? Follow me on Book Sprout to find out about my next release and future deals!”
Inserting the actual hyperlink will vary depending on your text editor, but for those of you using Microsoft Word simply highlight some text and right click. Within the drop down select “Insert Hyperlink.” Now supply the link to your author page on Book Sprout and click OK.
That’s it! Now your books have just turned into a powerful marketing tool for you. I personally recommend including a link in both your front and back matter so that readers don’t miss it.
2. Include a link on your website
If you have an author website, make sure you include a link to your Book Sprout author page where readers will expect it. For some, that might be by including it next to your social media links, for others that might mean including it in your website navigation. It’s up to you!
3. Let your existing followers know
If you’re a seasoned author who’s just getting started on Book Sprout, make sure you let your existing fans know that they can find you on Book Sprout too now! Some places you might have followers to alert could be:
- Your mailing list
- Your blog
Be sure to let them know a little bit about Book Sprout and how it lets them know about your new releases and deals via mobile notifications right on their reading device.
Now your readers can easily find you on Book Sprout. Head over to your dashboard and watch your numbers soar!
If you have any more great tips to help out your fellow author, feel free to leave them in the comments below!