I’m Niamh Murphy, author of adventure books with lesbian main characters. I understand how hard it is to get niche and marginalised books into the hands of new readers, but I know my readers want to hear about books from other lesbian and WLW authors.
I believe diverse fiction should be accessible, and marginalised readers need to hear about the great content they deserve. So, if you find this page useful, make sure you share it with other writers.SAPPHIC AUTHORS! Do you have a book you want to promote? Does your platform need a boost? Check out Niamh Murphy's 'Author Support' page and submit your good stuff! (and yes, it's completely free) Tweet This
I want to help you spread the word about your latest release and your back catalogue of fabulous sapphic books, so I’ve created a few easy to fill out forms to make it simple for you to spread the word.
Just click on the links below to find out more about each promotion opportunity.
Only have five minutes? Promote your book in a flash with one of these quick promotions that only take a couple of minutes to submit.
Promote your book launch with a New Release Announcement.
Advertise your price drop with a Book Sale Announcement.
Showcase your book with a short extract or a free chapter.
Want a bigger hit? If you a little extra time you can get even more out of the promo with these super popular posts that readers will flock to.
Charm new readers with an old story, or write a brand new one.
Share insight and research or win readers over with your wit.
Promote your book by highlighting other great reads in your niche.
If you don’t have a book to promote yet, or you just want to do something different, then why have a go at putting together one of these fun lists!
An awesome list of movies that come highly recommended by you!
Favourite TV Shows
Have a few great TV Shows you love to watch? Why not share them?
If you love writing, you probably love reading. Share your fave books.
Mailing List Builders
Want to grow your mailing list? If you have a free book for subscribers then why not make the most out of it with these promo ideas:
Free Story List
Make a list of freebies in your niche that readers will absolutely love!
Add your reader magnet to my author freebie list.
Holding a contest or giveaway to build your list? Let me know!
Raise up your fellow sapphic authors and make these promotions even bigger by sharing them on your socials or signing up to get notified of the latest post.
Follow and retweet the authors I promote on Twitter.
Follow the authors I promote on Insta and maybe like a post or two.
Get a brief note in your inbox when I promote an author on the blog.
Is this all just a thinly veiled attempt to grow my following on social media? Yes, of course. Today you follow me on Twitter; tomorrow you follow me into battle to tear down the patriarchy. We’ll wear silly hats.
Finally, here are a few tips to help you if you are facing some of the most common and frustrating stumbling blocks. I’m not affiliated with any of these (that’s on my lengthy to do list though!) they are just free services that have been absolutely life-saving for me.
Use Booksprout to grow and manage your review team.
Join Canva for gorgeous templates and a library of stock images.
Need a PO Box?
Need an address for your mailing list? UKPostBox has you covered.
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What am I missing?
This is a page to help support YOU so if there is something here you know will help you out, just let me know in the comments or send me an email.