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Resources to help Hometown authors market their books successfully.

Hometown Reads Helps You Reach More Readers

Interested in reaching more readers with your ideas & stories? Then you’ll want to stay in touch with Hometown Reads, as we develop a powerful, new book marketing platform filled with valuable, free resources. We seek to network with local authors in order to share ideas and generate buzz for books.

About Hometown Reads

Your Book Matters

About Hometown Reads

Marketing your book may seem like an overwhelming project. If you’re not making the progress you’d like, we’d like to help.

It’s best to start local, with people who know you and are invested in your success. By mobilizing local readers to share your book online, you’ll soon create momentum and excitement that extends beyond the reaches of your hometown.

If you are a hometown author, we want to help you connect to readers and reach a wider audience for your book. We’ll provide the tools and tips to help you become more effective in marketing your book.

Learn Effective Book Marketing Strategies

Sign up today to get your free Hometown Reads book page & receive information about how we can help you harness the power of your local networks to reach more readers online!

This will be shown on the author section of your book page, when added.
Optional field. This may be used if Hometown Reads tweets about your book.
Supplying a nearby ZIP code lets us suggest nearby hometowns
Select a region near where you live, and which you identify with as a local author.
Upload author's headshot in JPG or PNG format. After uploading, you will see a preview of the full image, with a portion highlighted. Please zoom and drag the image, using your mouse, until the correct part of the image is inside the white outline.
Enter the author's biography, to be shown on all book pages. We recommend about (3) short paragraphs.
Enter the city where you actually live (e.g. "Cuyahoga Falls").
Enter the state where you actually live.
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By joining Hometown Reads as an author, you can expect weekly email communications from us about ways to get involved in our community, author resources, book marketing insights, and more.