Marketing your book—whether as a traditional author, indie author, or self-publisher—can be a daunting and time-consuming task. But with the help of an awesome book marketing tool, you’ll find that marketing your book can surely be done both efficiently and effectively.
That in mind, we built Storiad with a fairly simple vision: offer a dashboard with every single feature an author might need during the book marketing process, at an unbeatable price, with exceptional customer support for our team. Of course, over the last ten years, what we do has evolved into something much more… complex and proportionally more lovable. But don’t take our word for it—just listen to our users.
Below you’ll find eight of the key reasons authors love Storiad. These are the “WOW” moments that come from running through our demos with prospective customers, the feedback from current users through email and support chats, and other little bits that seem to make their way back to us as time goes on.
1. Fantastic Customer Support
When you sign up for Storiad, not only do you get access to a ton of awesome features that help you successfully market your book—you also get access to a team of book marketing veterans that are dedicated to helping you successfully market your book. Having trouble identifying your new book’s target audience? We’ll help you narrow it down. Struggling to put together a digital media kit that actually gets responses from media outlets and book reviewers? We’ll show you what to improve. And the best part is, we’re here in real-time to answer any and all questions as they arise.
2. Unbeatable Pricing
We hear it during our demos with authors all the time: “I can get all of these robust features for only $29.95/mo?”
Listen—we all know just how expensive marketing a book can be. So many services charge high prices for templates, contact lists, building custom financing software and even email newsletter subscription programs. And just how much would you pay for the average PR firm to just do the proper mailings for the book you’ve worked so hard on for so many years? How many hours will you spend contacting your agent or publisher, begging them to be more proactive in their promotional skills?
Storiad charges a fraction of those costs, puts all of those services (and more) at your fingertips and saves you valuable hours, days, months that should be spent working on your next book!
3. Customizable Digital Press Kits for Your Book(s)
Storiad’s features are all built out of experiences our CEO has had as a book consultant over the past decade. Of course, authors need help marketing, but specifically, we asked, “What could we provide all authors that would add the most value.” The easy #1 was a digital press kit—a way for authors to give their book a unique press kit that lives online and can be easily shared with book reviewers, publicists, and more. All you’ll need to do is upload your book’s information into a project, and we’ll pull it into a wonderfully-organized digital press kit template (which you can use right then and there, or customize to your liking).
4. Answer 5 Questions = Get a Full Marketing Plan
You read that right. Storiad’s Marketing Plan Wizard is a five-question survey that will generate a 100% ready-to-go marketing plan for your book. All you’ll need to do is answer a few questions about your target audience and our wizard will do the rest.
5. Publicity Database + Integrated Messaging
Discover over 40,000 bloggers, book publicists, journalists, and book publicity professionals. Then, categorize your target contacts into saved lists and use our messaging feature to reach out to all of them directly! The best part? Saving the hundreds of hours it would take to manually search and track down the right contact’s email addresses and website URLs across the internet. We’ve done the work for you.
6. Plug-and-Play Financial Tools
Most of us didn’t graduate from an Ivy League school with a degree in finance or accounting. And that’s perfectly fine—the best writers tend to just focus on one thing: writing. Still, knowing how to calculate your book’s worth, estimate revenue from royalties, generate a Title Profit & Loss Statement, and plan your campaign’s budget is vital to any author looking to achieve book marketing success. And so, we created easy plug-and-play financial tools that allow any author to do just that!
7. Organize Your Books Into a Digital Library
Lastly, being able to easily organize your books into a centralized digital library (where all of their information can be safely stored and accessed) is key to authors with multiple books. Storiad makes this process simple by allowing you to create “projects” for each of your books, which include all of its valuable information, and storing those projects in a portfolio (which can even be shared with just a link). As we’ve heard it said, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”
8. Integrated Online Marketing Courses
We can’t always be personally available at the time you need us, so we created our groundbreaking LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS). Now, you can take a wealth of online marketing courses in your own time, at your own pace. Find yourself awake at 3am, working on your book and thinking about a certain type of marketing plan? Just log into your Storiad account and view one of the many written, Audio or Visual classes at your fingertips. Learn what you need to know anytime, anywhere.
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No one said marketing your book would be easy—and it’s an issue that has affected every author and book ever published. But with the assistance of a book marketing tool like Storiad, you might just find that it can be done effectively, efficiently, and without costing you an arm and a leg.