The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
Why a Newsletter is a Marketing Must
September 5, 2014by: ameeditor

Electronic newsletters have been around for as long as I’ve been in business; prior to that, I can remember getting them in the mail. Newsletters seem very 1990’s don’t they? They don’t have the flash of “new media” or the shimmer of a shiny new social media site just waiting to be discovered, but what they do have is visibility. In some cases, more visibility than you’re getting on all of your social media sites combined. At the Romance Writers…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 1, 2014
September 5, 2014by: Penny

Here are some hot topics in book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others, that will provide some valuable tips and resources. The issues covered include top 30 websites for indie authors, tools to help indie authors find readers, an update on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * Top 30 Websites for Indie Authors There’s a lot of great advice out there for authors, and this is a list of blogs and bloggers that offer…

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The Importance of Consistency: Tip #20 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
September 2, 2014by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #20 of our 52 Ways to Market Your Book! I hope you’re enjoying these tips and they are helping you sell more books.  So, ready? Here we go! The Importance of Consistency Despite what we may think about the power and flood of information coming at us from a multitude of different places there is still something we all crave: consistency. We want it, need it, and value it. That’s why no matter what your platform, no…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – September 1, 2014
September 1, 2014by: Penny

Welcome to this week’s Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week’s edition features some great tips on book marketing, social media, writing, and getting published. Thank you to all of the contributors! Writing Chrys Fey submitted Writing About: A Wedding posted at Write With Fey, saying, “This post is going to provide tips on how to write the ceremony and reception, but if you want to, you can certainly write about the months and moments leading up to the wedding…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of August 25, 2014
August 29, 2014by: Penny

We’re highlighting some top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others, to help you with your book promotion efforts. The topics include becoming media friendly to sell more books, reaching readers via your local library, creating the perfect book title, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 8 Important Questions to Ask Before You Publish Your Book When you ask the right questions, you’ll be able to focus your marketing on the right target audience: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/8-important-questions-before-you-publish-book/ * How…

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Top 30 Websites for Indie Authors
August 29, 2014by: ameeditor

Trying to build your writing and publishing career is a challenge. There’s a lot of information out there, and trying to discern a solid piece of advice from fluff or inaccurate data isn’t always easy. We are lucky to know a lot of really outstanding industry people who offer great insights, super tips, and valued feedback on a variety of marketing topics and publishing options. Here’s our list of the top 30 blogs and bloggers we really respect. We hope…

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Host a Video Contest: Tip #19 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
August 26, 2014by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #19 of our 52 Ways to Market Your Book! I hope you’re enjoying these tips and they are helping you sell more books.  Want the complete book of tips? Get it here! Host a Video Contest! We all know video is super popular but is there a way you use video to engage your readers? You bet. Besides having one professionally created, you could host a contest that encourages readers to create a short video about your…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014by: Penny

Welcome to this week’s Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. We have advice on getting published, and writing, in this week’s edition. Thank you to all of the contributors! Getting Published Erica Verrillo submitted When Not to Contact an Agent: What Writers Should Do During the Dead Month posted at Publishing … And Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Aspiring authors, don’t submit your manuscript to publishers, and don’t send your queries to agents during the ‘dead month.’ Here are 6 things…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of August 18, 2014
August 22, 2014by: Penny

Get some tips and advice from these book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include questions to ask your editor, one minute book marketing, when to create video content, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 10 Sites Where You Can Get Fabulous Free Photos These sites offer free resources you can use for your blog, book, articles, and more: http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2013/03/6-sites-where-you-can-get-fabulous-free_22.html * When Not to Contact an Agent: What Writers Should Do During the Dead Month…

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Who Owns a Hashtag?
August 21, 2014by: ameeditor

When you use a hashtag who owns it, really? Did you know that you can (and maybe should) register your hashtag? Here’s where to do it: Hashtags.org and/or Twubs.com. When should you register a hashtag? When it’s part of your branding, ideally, or even part of a larger campaign and you want to be sure and claim ownership of it.     Share this article with these tweetables: Ever wonder who owns a hashtag? Click To Tweet Who owns a hashtag?…

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