One of the best ways to promote your book is to tie your news media pitch, blog, podcast, or social media post to something timely or relevant. It could be a recent news poll, corporate survey, non-profit study, government report, or news event that you tap into. Maybe you can tap into a holiday, like Mother’s Day, that has relevance to your book. Or to a key time of year (like summer for a travel guide, or the holiday season for a gifty coffee table book or January for a health/business/motivational book).  

Another way to connect your book to things that may get attention are honorary book/writing/literacy days. Here are some to be aware of: 

September

National Library Card Signup Month

National Read A Book Day (6)

International Literacy Day (8)

National Comic Book Day (25) 

October

National Book Month

National Reading Group Month

Dictionary Day (16)

Mystery Series Week (first full week)

Teen Read Week (third week) 

November

National Authors Day (1)

National Nonfiction Day (6)

Picture Book Month

National Family Literacy Month

National Novel Writing Month

National Book Award Week (third full week) 

December

Read A New Book Month

Letter Writing Day (7)

Dewey Decimal System Day (10)

Pun Day (25) 

January

National Science Fiction Day (2)

National Thesaurus Day (18) 

February

National Library Lovers Month

Children’s Authors Week (first week) 

March

Read An Ebook Week (first full week)

Read Across America Day (1)

World Book Day (2)

National Grammar Day (4)

National Write Your Story Day (14)

National Freedom of Information Day (16)

World Poetry Day (21) 

April

National Poetry Month

Children’s Book Day (2)

National School Librarian Day (4)

World Book and Copyright Day (23) 

May

National Get Caught Reading Month

National Limerick Day (12) 

June

Audio Appreciation Month 

July

Read An Almanac Month

Paperback Book Day (30) 

August

Romance Awareness Month

National Coloring Book Day (2)

National Book Lovers Day (9)

Bad Poetry Day (18) 

Lastly, if you want to see if there are any days in literary history that hold significance to your book, consult this:  https://www.flavorwire.com/400900/flavorwires-ultimate-literary-calendar-a-bookish-event-for-every-day-of-the-year.

 

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

Oscar Wilde 

“He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.”

Benjamin Franklin 

“To forbid us something is to make us want it.”

Michel de Montagne

 

 

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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This blog, with over 4,000 posts over the past decade, was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a “best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum