Getting Organized-How to Make a Book Kit

So you’ve written a book, or a number of them, and are now a published author. Who hoo!

Your work isn’t over yet. Now you have to market it. That means interviews, guest posts, blog tours and more.

Keeping up with these can be a daunting task and each can be rather time consuming when you have to search around for all of your information to include with each.

Staying organized and making up a Kit for each book will save you a LOT of time.

Basically, a Book Kit is a folder with all of your books information in it. Say you are being interviewed, you answer the questions and have that ready to go- now how wonderful will it be when you attach that to the email, and then with a few simple clicks also add everything else the person wants as well?

First you’ll want to create a folder on your computer and name it something like BookKits.

Now go into it and create another folder with your book name. (If you only have one book still do this! Most likely you will write more, and its helpful to be organized for that NOW)

First, let’s add our photos. Copy and paste these into your book folder.

For sure put in your author photo and cover image. If you have any other photos related to your book add them too.

If you have a number of books you can either put your author photo into each, or just put it in the main BookKit folder.

Now lets do the main part of the kit. Open up a word document. Name it booknamekit.doc

This will be what you can attach and send to everyone. You can also add a note (either in the document, or the email) that they can use whatever they like.

What to include:

  • Book Title & Author Name
  • Publisher
  • Date Published
  • ISBNs, ASINS
  • Book description/blurb
  • ALL buy links
  • Excerpt
  • Author Bio
  • Your links (webpage, blog, twitter, facebook etc)
  • Your email
  • A few short select reviews

Other files you can have in your book kit folder:

  • A file of saved reviews
  • A folder with copies of various download formats (for reviewers or giveaways)
  • Files of various general write ups about your book, unused extra guest posts etc

Now you are all set to go! Feel free to tailor to your own needs.

Did I miss anything?Please comment and I’ll add!

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Stay at home mom of 2 boys, avid reader and writer. Published by Echelon Press, Untold Press

7 thoughts on “Getting Organized-How to Make a Book Kit

  1. Great tips. I’ve just been doing all this, but haven’t gotten quite this organized. I guess it’s time!

  2. Jen,

    What a great article! I had a vague idea in the back of my mind that I should be doing something like this, but nothing concrete. Thanks so much for laying it all out for me. You’ve probably saved me about eight years of wear and tear :-)

    Blessings,
    Deb

  3. This is awesome! Now I just need to write it… lol. :)

  4. jlwylie says:

    The great thing is once you do it then it’s done, and will save you sooo much time!
    So glad you all are finding my how to helpful! :D

  5. Jennifer Hurst says:

    Brilliant!

  6. jlwylie says:

    Thanks all! Hope this helps!

  7. donnagalanti says:

    Thanks Jen, this is so helpful to stay organized

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