Now that BookBub sends New Release Alerts, an author’s BookBub followers will receive an email whenever they launch a new book. The more followers the author has on BookBub, the more readers they’ll reach, and the more books they’ll sell.
Authors, to help you get more BookBub followers, we’ve created buttons and social media icon sets for use on your websites or blogs. Simply link the BookBub image to your Author Profile. Publishers and agents, feel free to send these to your authors or website designers.
Here’s a simple “follow me” button — add this to a website’s sidebar, header, or wherever you think it fits best in the design. Right-click the button and select “Save Image As…” to download it to your computer.
Author’s websites commonly include social media icons linking to each of their profile pages. Now they can also include an icon for their BookBub Author Profiles. In addition to the new BookBub icon, we also created icons for the most popular social media channels so all of your site’s icons can have a consistent look and feel. Right-click an icon and select “Save Image As…” to download it individually, or click the set name to download the entire set in a zip file.
Remember, authors’ follower counts are displayed in their BookBub Partner Dashboard, so they can check how many followers they have any time. Authors who don’t already have a BookBub Author Profile can claim theirs here.
How to Add a Button to Your Website
Edit: We’ve been getting some questions on how to add one of these buttons to a website. While we can’t provide instructions for every website platform and CMS available, here are the basic instructions for how to add a button using a bit of HTML code.
Step 1: Download one of the buttons above to your computer.
Step 2: Upload that image to your website and copy the URL of the image. (This method will differ based on your website platform or CMS.)
Step 3: Add the following HTML code to your sidebar, footer, or another place on your website. (Make sure you are using an HTML or text editor rather than a rich text or WYSIWYG editor.)
<a href="https://www.bookbub.com/authors/your-author-profile"><img src="your-image-URL.png" alt="Follow me on BookBub"></a>
Authors, how else have you been promoting your BookBub Author Profile to your fans? Let us know in the comments below!
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