Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of July 2, 2012

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Here’s a collection of some of the top book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to actually use Google+, free book promotion ideas, ways to get the most out of your press releases, and much more. Happy marketing!

* 8 Tips for Running Social Media Promotions

Giveaways, contests, sweepstakes – these are all great promotions that give you good publicity and help you build your following, but only if you follow the rules:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-promotion-tips/

* 6 Steps You Should Take to Actually Start Using Google+

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Given how powerful Google’s search is, using Google+ is, well, a plus for you. Here’s how you can take advantage of it:

http://socialmediatoday.com/daniel-levine/568531/6-steps-you-should-take-actually-start-using-google

* Need Book Promotion Ideas? These Free Sites Will Get You Started

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Here are five free links to sites where you can promote your ebook, do giveaways and more:

http://workflowwriting.com/668682/5-ways-to-promote-your-book-right-now.php

* Book Promotion: 5 Tips for Introverts

It’s true that many authors are introverts by nature, but this doesn’t have to hold you back when it comes to successfully promoting your book:

http://www.writersfunzone.com/blog/2012/06/15/book-promotion-5-tips-for-introverts/

* Using Amazon’s Categories for Your Book Helps Your Book Sales                                  

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Some authors think the trick is to place their book into a smaller, less competitive category. However, you should use categories wisely (and accurately) so Amazon can help you market and sell your book:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/make-amazon-your-personal-publicist-using-their-book-category-system/

* Making the Most Out of Press Releases: Video Tips Part One

Learn how to make your press release stand out by using embedded links and multimedia:

http://www.marchpr.com/blog/2012/06/making-the-most-out-of-press-releases-video-tips-part-one/

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