A Writer’s Guide to Launching a Book: The Ultimate Book Launch and Author Platform Planner by Ashley Earley Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Author Ashley Earley shares helpful tips and tricks to make social media more of a priority to authors and help utilize it to increase sales and views on their books in the book “A Writer’s Guide to Launching a Book: The Ultimate Book Launch and Author Platform Planner”.


The Synopsis

Today, whether self-publishing or going the traditional route, a writer can’t get away with publishing a book without the resource of social media. Despite the growth and near necessity of social media, it is a confusing and difficult thing to master. As a writer, social media likely isn’t at the top of your list of priorities, but because of its resources and significance, it’s time to put it on the list. But where do you even start? What are you supposed to do with social media? What should you post? How can you use it to sell your book?

In A Writer’s Guide to Launching a Book, author and editor Ashley Earley provides ways in which one can increase their visibility as an author and a brand to increase book sales. In A Writer’s Guide to Launching a Book, you will learn:

  • To create an author platform and use it to create a following/fanbase.
  • The definition of “platform” and what a book launch is.
  • The different types of social media platforms and how they can be useful to you as an author.
  • Utilize social media to launch the publication of your book.

Not only is this the resource for your social media needs, but the resource to learn how to apply social media to the publication of your book. If you’re serious about building an author platform tailored to you and your writing, look no further than A Writer’s Guide to Launching a Book: The Ultimate Book Launch & Author Platform Planner.

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The Review

The author does a wonderful job of crafting a guide and book that lays out the need for authors to be their own promoters in a way for their own books. The succinct and clear direction the author takes when outlining these steps was great to see, as it showcased the relatability the material has to authors specifically and spoke to the mental and emotional core behind the author’s struggles with social media and promotion in general.

The steps the author outlines are perfectly crafted, allowing the reader to follow a clear and concise pattern that gives authors the power to reach directly to their readers. The author does a great job of speaking to both nonfiction and fiction writers and emphasizes the need to create online content to promote your book to readers specifically. The attention to detail the author gives when talking about specific social media sites and trends that can help an author grow their audience, as well as their own author network, made this a compelling book to get lost in.

The Verdict

Memorable, honest, and thought-provoking, author Ashley Earley’s “A Writer’s Guide to Launching a Book” is a must-read nonfiction writer’s guide to both launching a book and building a solid author platform that readers will be excited to be a part of. The book allows authors to return to the guide time and time again, discovering new information and helping form the platform they need to connect with the readers waiting to discover their work. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Ashley Earley grew up in Georgia, where she spent most of her time running wild in the woods of her backyard, building forts to create her own fantasy worlds, obsessing over books, and experimenting with her writing.

Today, she lives in Colorado with her dog and still spends her time devouring any book she can get her hands on, writing, and editing for her clients at Earley Editing, LLC. In May of 2021, she graduated with distinction from University of Colorado Boulder, receiving a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She also enjoys snowboarding, exploring, annoying her dog, constantly eating chocolate, and sharing her writing adventures on Instagram.

Her Thriller/Suspense short story, Chasing Hair of Gold, won first place in the 2016 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards.

As a writer, she leans into fantasy or horror due to her love of all things creepy. As an editor, she loves a little bit of everything. Give her that steamy, forbidden romance, give her vampires, or even that young lovey-dovey stuff with all the twists and turns!

Visit her at: www.ashleyearley.com or www.earleyediting.com for her professional book editing services!

Ashley would love to hear from her readers:

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