The Importance of Author Copies

Whether you are in the process of self-publishing or you have already published your book, it is smart to consider the importance of author copies. Author copies are simply copies of your book that you purchase (or receive for free from you self-publishing company). These copies can be used in a variety of ways to help promote your book and platform.

Popular uses include:

  • Donating to local libraries or schools
  • Sending to book reviewers
  • Selling at events such as book signings or public speaking events
  • Promotional giveaways

Author copies are essential to authors who use their book to promote their business or platform since they can be sold at events and/or business location. Customers love the convenience of purchasing right then instead of having to go online or to a store to purchase.

Author copies are also great marketing tools. They are used in various promotional efforts such as contests and giveaways.

To learn more about purchasing author copies, contact your self-publishing company.

ABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 25 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Director of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.

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