Best of the Web Tips for the Week of Feb 28, 2011

by: Penny

Here’s a roundup of the best book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The range of topics include: getting started with Facebook, increasing blog traffic, moving your Facebook fans to action, growing your writing career and writing a successful book proposal. Happy marketing!

How To Write A Successful Book Proposal

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There are a number of tricks and tips you can use to produce a book proposal with a great chance of being spotted by an agent or publisher:

The First Rule of Self-Publishing

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One word: editing.

How to Grow Your Writing Career


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If you are a writer – how will you pursue your goals in 2011? How will you move your writing career forward?

13 Ways to Move Your Facebook Fans to Action

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Your fans will come – and they will stay – if you give your fans good reason to engage:

Increase Blog Traffic – Blogging Advice and Checklist of 50 Ideas

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Try one or more of these techniques every day for the next 50 days to steadily grow your traffic:

The Query Letter That Landed An Agent And A Four Book Deal

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Learn how to write a query letter that can convince agents and publishers that your book has the potential to be published, and, how to avoid writing a query letter that fails to address key issues and misses important information:

Facebook for Authors – How to Get Started

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You probably think about getting on Facebook, or what you’re supposed to do aside from creating an account. Here are some tips:

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  • Dan Blank

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Paula

    You’re welcome! It was a very useful post and we’re happy to share it.