Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of February 18, 2013

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Looking for some book marketing inspiration and ideas? Here’s a roundup of some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include ways to use Pinterest for your book, how authors use Kickstarter to raise funds for their books, social media advice you can ignore, and much more. Best of luck with your marketing and publishing efforts!

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* 30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore

HubSpot debunks some of the social media “best practices” that in reality are not good practices at all:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34180/30-terrible-pieces-of-social-media-advice-you-should-ignore

* Excellent Tools for Authors and Writers Recommended by Guy Kawasaki

Every author asks the questions: Do I do it on my own or do I seek a publisher? If I do it on my own, what are the costs? Where can I get money? What can I expect to make? Which way would be best? How is book marketing done? Here’s what author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki says:

http://rockstarradionetwork.com/podcasts/yourguidetobookpublishing/

* Choose Your Own Adventure: Authors Turn to Kickstarter to Fund Their Stories

Many self-published authors use Kickstarter to raise money to publish their books. Here’s what these authors learned:

http://pandodaily.com/2013/02/18/choose-your-own-adventure-authors-turn-to-kickstarter-to-fund-their-stories/

* 5 Ways Brands Can Use Twitter’s Vine App

Vine lets users add six-second videos to their Tweets. Here are some ways you can use it for your own marketing:

http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/ways-brands-twitter-s-vine-app/239775/

* Pinterest for Novelists: Inspiration, Book Design and Book Trailers

Learn how you can use Pinterest to benefit your book:

http://beyondthemargins.com/2013/01/pinterest-for-novelists-inspiration-book-design-and-book-trailers/

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