Best of the Web Tips for the Week of March 21, 2011

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We uncovered some of the top book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The range of topics include: branding, creating and sharing press releases, starting your book promotion, selling your book on Kindle and tweeting for authors. Good luck with your marketing efforts!

Authors, Publishers – Everyone Needs to Brand

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A look at the various ways to keep to building your brand and your business:

http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/authors-publishers-everyone-needs-to-brand/

6 Modern Ways to Create and Share a Press Release

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A rundown of five services that can help you create and share press releases:

http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2011/03/14/5-modern-ways-to-create-and-share-a-press-release/

Social Media: There’s No Such Thing as Starting Too Early

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Try three years before your book comes out – that’s advice from marketing guru Seth Godin. Learn why:

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/03/social-media-theres-no-such-thing-as.html

Book Marketing: Understand Amazon Kindle Before You Go

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A feature of the latest update to Amazon’s Kindle software is a really useful marketing tool:

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1izqLc/www.thecreativepenn.com/2011/03/16/amazon-kindle-before-you-go/

How to Sell Books on Kindle From an Indie Publisher

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Tips M. Louisa Locke learned from others and her own experience, after selling more than 9,000 books mostly through the Kindle store:

http://thehendersonfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/guest-blog-m-louisa-locke-on-selling.html

Does a Blog Sell Books?

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Some very interesting survey results worth reading:

http://fictiongroupie.blogspot.com/2011/03/does-blog-sell-books-survey-results.html

Strategic Tweeting for Authors

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Think of Twitter as a megaphone that can spread your message and attract readers:

http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2011/03/20/strategic-tweeting-for-authors/

RSS Readers – The Most Valuable Tool You Don’t Use

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The RSS news reader is a free Web-based tool that lets you subscribe to and manage blog content, as well as other real-time news such as your Google alerts:

http://www.jeffkorhan.com/stand_out_in_your_market_/2011/03/rss-readers-the-most-valuable-too-you-do-not-use.html

 

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