Today we look at making a book launch page, with no design costs, at BookLaunch.io. It can be free — or for more reach, you can upgrade for a small fee per month.
You need to have your ISBN, book description, Bio, and your front cover design (JPG) all ready. (Change the bio to suit this book).
In addition, you’ll need to gather the URL links from the major retailers – which you’ll pop in the ‘add purchase links’ section, along with the logo for Book Depository, which they don’t currently have.
At BookLaunch.io, there is a walk-through set-up guide. On login, you’ll see ‘Discover’, Dashboard, Builder and Analytics. Discover lets you discover other books, and once paying, ask for your title to be there too.
Dashboard is your home space and Builder lets you edit the page. It is very simple to change things, you just use Section Settings (for section colours) or Page Settings, and pick a new colour for fonts or background.
Besides the option of joining up your own custom domain to this page design, you also can use a free plug-in. Their WordPress plugin allows you to seamlessly integrate your Booklaunch page onto your existing WordPress website.
You will still log in to BookLaunch to fix anything on the page.
Fill in the SEO Metadata when Upgrading to Paid Plan
The plan I chose was Plus, at $US6 a month. There is another one, at $10-12 per month (save if paying yearly) that allows authors to have a pop-up to capture reader emails. I will keep the Plus plan for six months.
I immediately filled out every section in Page Settings and ‘launched’ my new book – just a quick 45-minute job all up.
Then I claimed it by going to Discover section and emailing the team with the book page. Then they can add it to their busy little Discover new books section.
You could feasibly add just ebook retailer links to purchase, if you only have ebook version available.
Remember the Reason for Book Sales Pages
Remember that few find these pages just by being curious. I did get a number of visitors to my other BookLaunch sales page (Creative Ways with Money) from my own blog, but I did not really capitalise on it as two crucial images were missing!
These book sales pages are best when used in campaigns. So, if advertising on social media portals, send the people to a one-stop book page rather than a busy website. That way, they have just one choice to make: buy or don’t buy!
Also, make sure you give value first by sharing snippets of your book on social media. Plus make a longer sales page, full of value-adding points!
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