For book authors

Tips for self-promoting of your book

We are doing our best to increase the visibility of the published books. However, there are some key things where you as the author can help to promote the book and to maximize the impact of your published research significantly:

  1. Register for an ORCID iD, get an author identifier and include details of published articles or books to your profile. ORCID iD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you as an author from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised.
  2. You may choose to deposit your article’s or book's research data to community-recognised repositories where possible, or to general-science repositories if no community resource is available. By making your research data available you can help promote your published research, raise your profile by making your research more discoverable, and further encourage citations.
  3. Join academic, social networks and update your profile with details of your published books and articles: ResearchGateAcademia.eduMendeley, Google Scholar. To facilitating saved searches and setting alerts, creating a Google Scholar profile will allow you to track citations to your publications, and have them appear in Google Scholar search results for your name.
  4. Share your book via social media platforms using links to the article or book on Vilnius University Press website: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Alert your followers on social networking sites by announcing your published work along with a link to your books or articles.
  5. Update your faculty website and create a professional website with the bibliographic entries of your book or article and links to them on Vilnius University Press website. Creating a personal, professional website with your research findings, achievements, publications and ambitions gives people a better sense of who you are. Always include links to your book, and link to your website in your email signature, and on all of your online and social media profiles, to get maximum exposure.
  6. You can also install the free Altmetric Bookmarklet to see if anyone has mentioned your research.
  7. Find a Wikipedia page about your research topic and add a link to your book.
  8. Share your book with your colleagues using e-mail. Take advantage of any relevant email newsletters sent out through your institution or society. Add a link to your email signature, or simply email a link to key colleagues and contacts in your field.
  9. Present your book and articles at conferences. Presenting and networking personalize your work, giving it a face and a voice, and it can create new opportunities for collaboration.

More tips on creating good title for books, articles and chapters here.

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