Book Marketing Blogs

by Penny Sansevieri
Quick Guide: Becoming a Power User on Goodreads
August 12, 2013by: Penny
Enter Your Mail Address:

2 Comments »

If you’re ready to kick your marketing and book sales into high gear, have you considered doing some promotion on Goodreads? If you’ve been on Goodreads for a while and aren’t sure where to start or what’s most effective, or if you’re new to the site, you’ll love this quick, helpful video packed with tons of quick start tips!

 

 

 

Share this Goodreads guide – Click to Tweet



AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – August 12, 2013
August 12, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

Welcome to the August 12, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great book promotion and writing tips in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents What J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith Can Teach Us About Author Platform posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Was it the complete absence of any platform for Robert Galbraith that held back sales of The Cuckoo’s Calling?

peeking through books

Kimberley Grabas presents 71 Ways to Promote and Market Your Book posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Do you know the most powerful way to market your book? Word of mouth recommendation. It’s a free, highly credible, highly viral resource that helps to amplify your efforts to create interest and buzz about your work. And all you really need for word of mouth marketing is a book worthy of sharing, and a way to get it into the hands of the people who will spread the word. Sound simple? Well it is simple, but not necessarily easy. The devil is in the details, right? Although the concept is simple, the implementation is going to require some time and effort, especially in the beginning. However, with a good plan, you’ll soon reach a tipping point where your fans begin to market for you in numbers great enough to really impact your book sales.”

Writing

Logan Scott presents Writing Haunted House Stories — Building Atmosphere through Setting | posted at OasisMagazine.Org, saying, “All about the writing process for mainstream fiction, romance, horror, mystery and adventure”

Cheryl Rainfield presents Using Reading To Reignite Your Writing posted at Cheryl Rainfield.

Chrys Fey presents Rules For Writing: Don’t Use “Very” posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Sometimes “very” is the perfect word to use. However, tossing “very” in front of every verb or adjective is overkill.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Share Blog Carnival Tips – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Aug. 5, 2013
August 9, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

We’ve rounded up some top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include the costs of self-publishing a book, tools for sharing content online, 50 sites for indie and self-published authors, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion!

**************

* 7 Reasons Why Social Media Isn’t Growing Your Fiction Readership (And What to Do)

If you’ve reached the conclusion that social media is a waste of time for your fiction book, take a look at these suggestions for how to improve your marketing:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/08/social-media/

 

glasses and book

* The 50 Best Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors

Self-published and indie authors will find some great resources on this list:

http://augustwainwright.com/the-indie-50-the-50-best-sites-for-indie-and-self-published-authors/

* The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

This is an interesting breakdown of the costs involved in self-publishing a book:

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/05/the-real-costs-of-self-publishing-book

* 60 Great Tools for Sharing Content Online

These tools help you save time and increase productivity so you won’t get bogged down finding and sharing content:

http://socialmediatoday.com/pamdyer/1629516/60-content-curation-tools

* 5 Tips for Navigating the Marketing Maze

So many authors dread marketing, but it’s an important, unavoidable task. Grace Fox offers some ideas for how to get started:

http://marcykennedy.com/2013/06/5-tips-for-navigating-the-marketing-maze/

Share Best of the Web – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

Welcome to the August 5, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got insights into getting published, writing, and book publicity this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Publicity

Brian Daniel Young presents Audiobooks: Top 7 Reasons to Create an Audiobook Today posted at Business and Sports Articles Blog – Cerilene.com.

Getting Published

Susan Spann presents Paying it Forward – by Susan Spann posted at KerrySchafer.com, saying, “One of the most-overlooked benefits of publication is the chance to “pay it forward” by encouraging other writers. This anecdotal post shares a story about a recent opportunity, and urges other authors to help those following on the road to publication.”

Time to start

Social Media

Marcy Kennedy presents 7 Reasons Every Writer Needs to Be on Twitter posted at Kristen Lamb’s Blog, saying, “Twitter often gets a bad rap by people who don’t understand it, misunderstand it as full of spam and celebrity stalkers, or don’t know how to use it to its full potential to build an author platform. When used correctly, though, Twitter can be one of the best tools for meeting new readers and increasing traffic to your blog. Not to mention it’s fun!”

Writing

Jon Rhodes presents The Easiest Way To Write Unique Content | Affiliate Help posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “This article shows you the easiest way to write in a unique way.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Children posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Out of all the characters that you could create, children are the most fun to write about. No matter what age they are, 2-12 years old, boy or girl!”

Phyllis Edgerly Ring presents Search: best part of “research” posted at Leaf of the Tree.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Share Blog Carnival tips – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of July 29, 2013
August 2, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

Get caught up with some top tweets offering great tips, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include using Pinterest to increase rank, building a Facebook audience from scratch, marketing with hashtags, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion!

**************

* Three Strategic Ways to Use Hashtags for Marketing

Hashtags are a great promotional tool – when used correctly and strategically. Learn what to avoid:

http://socialmediatoday.com/rohitbhargava/1616156/hashtags-marketing-3-strategic-tips

hashtags2

* How Twitter Lists Can Help Build Your Network + 8 Lists to Create Now 

Social media can seem overwhelming at times, but you can manage your relationships with Twitter lists:

http://positivewriter.com/how-twitter-lists-can-help-build-your-network-8-lists-to-create-now/

* A Fantastic, Comprehensive List of Writing References

This guide includes all kinds of writing references, query letter tips, software program suggestions, and more:

http://thewritingcafe.tumblr.com/post/55258391868/writing-references

* How to Build a Facebook Audience From Scratch

This post offers some helpful advice on how to build an audience, and applies whether you’re just starting out or need some inspiration:

https://www.jonloomer.com/2013/07/11/increase-facebook-likes/

* 4 Ways to Use Pinterest to Rank High in Search Engines

Learn how Pinterest can drive more traffic to your website or blog:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/01/31/4-ways-to-use-pinterest-to-rank-high-in-search-engines/

Share Best of the Web – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


Must do: Gmail hack … Are your emails getting read?
July 30, 2013by: Penny
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

Gmail has recently made some significant changes. Make sure your emails are getting through. If you have emails you’re sending to potential clients, sales or promo materials they may be getting lost in the new Gmail system. Here’s a quick video with an easy and simple Gmail hack! Feel free to share this with your users, too!

Share Are your emails getting read? – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

Welcome to the July 29, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. This week’s posts include insights on social media, getting published, and writing. We hope you find the tips useful. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Sales

Sarah Bolme presents Prediction for eBooks posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Getting Published

Roy Pickering presents A Line A Day: Handling Rejection for Dummies…I Mean Writers posted at A Line A Day, saying, “My words of encouragement to other writers and words of inspiration by those who fought the good fight and emerged victorious.”

SEO on magnifying glass

Social Media

Stacey D presents How Can Google Authorship Improve Your SEO? posted at Ballantine Digital, saying, “Important reasons why Google Authorship matters to content writers.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Childbirth posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Just in time for the birth of the royal baby, this post will help any writer to write about childbirth in their book, whether the baby is royal or not.”

Hazel L Longuet presents 6 Inspirational Writing Websites posted at A Novel Experience, saying, “6 of the best websites on writing and self-publishing – if you visit these sites there is very little more for you to learn on writing, self-publishing and book marketing.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Share the Blog Carnival tips – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of July 22, 2013
July 26, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

Get the latest in book marketing with these tips, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include Facebook etiquette tips, self-publishing answers, how to fix your marketing, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion!

**************

* How to Optimize Your Twitter Bio

People love to use Twitter’s search function. Is your bio ready to be found?

http://socialmediatoday.com/stephaniefrasco/1601571/how-optimize-your-twitter-bio-gain-more-followers

choosing a path

 

* 7 Things to Understand Before Traditionally Publishing Your Book

For starters, you need to have the right personality for traditional publishing:

http://howtoblogabook.com/2013/05/30/7-things-to-understand-before-traditionally-publishing-your-book/

* 8 Answers That Help Self-Publishers Get Up and Running

If you decide to self-publish, here are the top issues you’ll face:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2009/12/8-answers-that-help-self-publishers-get-up-and-running/

* 5 Quick Things You Can Do This Week to Fix Your Marketing

Here are some simple ideas for adding some muscle to your marketing:

http://www.copyblogger.com/marketing-quick-fixes/

* Incredibly Simple Ways to Increase Website Traffic Without Relying on Google

You can take charge of your site using these tips for increasing your exposure:

http://basicblogtips.com/traffic-without-relying-on-google.html

* 10 Essential Facebook Etiquette Tips

Each social media site has its own protocol, and to succeed on Facebook here’s what you should know:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227453

Share Best of the Web – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – July 22, 2013
July 22, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

Comments Off

Welcome to the July 22, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got insights into book marketing, book sales, and writing this week. We hope you find the posts useful, and thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents What Do You Do? posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Kimberley Grabas presents How To Target an Audience (And Avoid Book Launch Flop) posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “One of the biggest mistakes writers make as fledgling authorpreneurs is believing that the larger the potential market, the greater the chances that their book (or freelance services) will get noticed. In fact, the opposite is often true. The larger the market, the more competition you are likely to face and the bigger the drain on your already limited resources. Trying to appeal to the masses instead of understanding the needs, wants and desires of a select few–the ‘right’ few–is the recipe for a book launch flop. Finding and narrowing your niche will help you to reach–and appeal to–more of the people that will ultimately buy your book. The key is to identify and research what your true target audience craves, recognize the unique and meaningful aspects of what you have to offer, and align the two to benefit your ideal reader in an exceptional way.”

marketing computer button

Shelley Hitz presents 47 Places to Submit Your Free KDP Select Promotion for Your Kindle eBook posted at Training Authors.

Book Sales

Amy Collins presents Want to Sell More Books? Try Organizations and Associations! posted at New Shelves Distribution, saying, “Bookstores and libraries are not your only option! There are a lot of organizations and associations that would be thrilled to hear about your book!”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents More On Character Development posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Your characters are THE thing in your writing. They are slightly more important than the plot. Without characters you wouldn’t have a story. And if you don’t have good characters, not even an excellent plot could revive your story.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Share this Blog Carnival – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta


Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of July 15, 2013
July 19, 2013by: Paula
Enter Your Mail Address:

1 Comment »

Need inspiration? These tweets offer marketing and publishing ideas, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include why you must become an authority, what social media can do for you, the difference between an influencer and a book reviewer, and more. Happy marketing!

**************

* How to Become an Authority and Why It Will Soon Matter to Google and Your SEO

Learn how to become an authority in your niche to you get more exposure:

http://socialmediatoday.com/amanda-disilvestro/1588871/how-become-authority-and-why-it-will-soon-matter-google-and-your-seo

the big idea

* How to Quench Your Social Media Thirst in Sixty Minutes a Day

Don’t fall into the social media time warp. Learn how you can keep up without going overboard:

http://holykaw.alltop.com/how-to-quench-your-social-media-thirst-in-sixty-minutes-a-day-infographic

* What Can Social Media Do for You?

Discover how you can be successful with Facebook:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/what-can-social-media-do-for-you/

* Influencing Purchase Decisions with Online Reviews and How to Get More of Them

Studies show 72 percent of consumers rely on online reviews when making a purchase decision:

http://socialmediatoday.com/rgbsocial/1589251/influencing-purchase-decisions-online-reviews-and-how-get-more-them

* How to Find Success as a Self-Published Author

An author’s realistic take on how to be successful – a process that takes time and patience:

http://augustwainwright.com/how-to-find-success-as-a-self-published-author/

Share Best of the Web – Click to Tweet

Enhanced by Zemanta




Page 17 of 139« First...10...1516171819...304050...Last »