And finally, what you’ve all been waiting for. It’s the fun part of book promotion–getting out there with readers. Much of what authors do to promote books is online. Back in the day, when the internet was in its infancy, writers actually promoted their books in the physical world not the virtual world. Don’t get me wrong, there is a certain comfort with the internet as your tool and many benefits, but books are sold one person at a time. So, without further ado, here are some book promotion ideas that will take you to actual locations.

Find a Place To Give a Book Reading:

  1. Your local coffee shop
  2. A hospital
  3. A retirement community
  4. A rehabilitation center
  5. A local church
  6. A locally owned bookstore
  7. The library (try the five closest to your house)
  8. The local community college
  9. A school
  10. Wherever the main setting of your book is
  11. Google+
  12. Videos you upload to Facebook
  13. Goodreads

Discover where to donate your book (and make new fans):

  1. Women’s shelters
  2. VA hospitals
  3. Homeless shelters
  4. Children’s hospitals
  5. Retirement homes
  6. The five closest libraries to your house
  7. The library in your hometown
  8. Summer camp
  9. Community libraries at coffee shops
  10. The local community college library
  11. The libraries in the town where the book was set in
  12. BookCrossing.com
  13. Local B&B’s
  14. Local motels
  15. Prisons
  16. Church libraries
  17. Rehab centers
  18. Cruise ship libraries
  19. Doctor’s offices
  20. Community centers
  21. Senior Centers