National Book Blitz Month

Happy 2019! 

A new year is upon us and with that comes resolutions, new beginnings and goals.

For indie authors, the goal is usually to put more words on the page and reach more readers.

That makes January the perfect month for self-published authors. Especially indie authors of color who are members of  BBC! Why? 

Well, January is National Book Blitz Month and time for a black indie author takeover!

Book Blitz Month

National Book Blitz Month

A PR executive created national Book Blitz Month to encourage authors to actively promote their own books. The purpose of the monthly observance is to improve the relationship between writers and the media with the goal of creating books that reach the bestsellers list. 

While the creator of Book Blitz Month focused on traditionally published authors, at Big Black Chapters we’re all the self-publishing game. 

So, what can indie authors do to take part in National Book Blitz Month? Here are a few quick and fairly easy to implement ideas.

Book Blitz Ideas for Indie Authors

  • Create a media kit.
  • Write and submit a press release.
  • Share excerpts of your work on your blog or social media.
  • Join Facebook Book Promo groups.
  •  Take part in #1LineWed on Twitter.
  • Create eye-catching book teasers and share on social media.
  • Create a book trailer.
  • Join a group giveaway on Prolific Works (formerly Instafreebie)
  •  Participate in #SupportSunday on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Submit your book to both paid and free book promotion sites and don’t forget about book bloggers. 

Above are just a few of the many ways you can actively promote your books on a budget. If you have the coins, you may want to invest in paid Facebook, Amazon or Instagram ads.

January is also Creativity Month, so we encourage you to think out of the box when it comes to planning your book blitz this month. 

Don’t be afraid to reach out to other authors in your genre for newsletter swaps, joint giveaways, or simply for advice. 

Book Blitz Month at Big Black Chapters

Every month is Book Blitz month at BBC. Every day we make it an effort to share the works of indie authors of color. But this month, we’re pulling out all the stops. 

A few members of the BBC family will read excerpts from their books, live in our Facebook group and as usual we’ll be having our monthly online book discussion. 

This month we will also reveal what bestie and I have been working on behind the scenes. Good things are brewing.

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