Booklr is a brand-spanking new (released in May) social media and promotion tool site for authors with great potential, and they’ve offered Shark Marketing clients a special deal to get in on the ground floor fun!
Booklr’s mission is to make it possible for authors to take full advantage of the changes in the publishing industry in order to get discovered by new readers, manage the promotion of their work, and maintain a personal and lasting relationship with their readers.
Well, that’s right in line with our own mission so we were excited to speak with founders Jesse Solomon and Josh Brody about their new launch. We’re happy to report that, while the site is still in beta, Booklr will absolutely be the go-to site to empower authors with the tools they need to promote themselves and their books online.
Brody and Solomon started Booklr because they disagreed with the talk that books are on their way out. “The industry is rapidly changing – that is obvious. And publishers may or may not adapt to the reality of how consumers want to find and buy books. But the same technology that has radically altered the role of publishers has had the exact opposite effect on authors. Booklr believes that this is the most exciting time to be an author.”
Booklr lets authors pull all the data about their books into one simple dashboard. That means sales rank data, reviews, AND social networks so they can spend less time bouncing around on the Internet and more time writing.
The other thing that Booklr does is provides an easy platform for authors to run customized promotions to impact reader awareness, with no upfront costs.
In an interview with the Gatekeepers Post, Brody said, “We will be integrating Facebook, all the other major social networks, and even book-specific social networks like Goodreads in the coming months. Our goal is to make this the only destination you need to go to as an author to engage with your fans, monitor your sales data, run promotions, and reach new readers.”
Booklr also plans an author forum where authors can congregate around topics relevant in the community, as well as to integrate with the major blogging platforms and allow authors to push content to their already existing blogs.