6. Promote your book onFacebook.com and all other FREE social networks. Create a fan page using your book title.
7. Twitter several times a day about your book and other projects you are working on. You can set up a separate twitter account just for your book projects using your author name. Consider using Tweet Adder (see widget on right sidebar.) You pay only a one time fee for a automated system that helps find appropriate fellow twitterers to increase your followers.
8. You can use Digg.com to interconnect and interface all your main social networks, so that all you have to do is tweet once and it goes to all of them. All your followers in every network will see the same tweet.
9. Talk up your book to everyone you meet in order to develop a strong pitch. Join book clubs, writers groups, volunteer at your local library, attend conferences, writers workshops, feature short excerpts in your blog, ask others to mention your book on their blogs and websites.
And last, but not least. One of the most effective ways to promote your book is to:
10. Join professional organizations such as the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.org) that will help mentor your efforts.