The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – September 2, 2013
September 2, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the September 2, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. Our contributors offer some great posts on book publicity, writing, book marketing, and self-publishing this week. Enjoy! Book Marketing Sarah Bolme presents Hitting the Bull’s Eye posted at Marketing Christian Books. Kimberley Grabas presents 34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Pinterest is exploding! And with it, so too are the opportunities for authors to expand their reach and…

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Facebook Insider Tips – Video with Amy Porterfield
September 1, 2013by: ameeditor

If you’ve wanted to use Facebook to help promote your business, book or build your mailing list there’s now a very easy way to do this. Amy talks about some easy tips and tricks you can implement on your own. This from her new program: Facebook Insider. Get yours now! http://www.amyporterfield.com/ref?p=bookmkr&w=fbai  

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Aug. 26, 2013
August 30, 2013by: Penny

We’ve collected some of the top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include understanding Facebook Insights, spending less time thinking of blog posts, using Twitter lists, and more. Best of luck with your marketing! * 5 Networking Tips for Authors Learn how you can make stronger connections: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/5-networking-tips-for-writers * 6 Ways Twitter Lists Can Help Build Your Author Platform Get more out of Twitter by using lists to monitor people and discussions: http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/08/marcy-kennedy/ *…

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A Quick Tip to Drive More Sales to Amazon.com
August 26, 2013by: ameeditor

Ready to sell more books on Amazon.com? Here’s a simple trick you can do that will bring more eyes to your page. Buy a URL that speaks to your audience. It should be keyword heavy. So I picked SellMoreBooksonAmazon.com – I found that people were searching those keywords and (thankfully) the keywords weren’t taken. So find some keywords that work in your market then head on over and buy the domain. For example if you’ve written a book about paranormal…

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – August 26, 2013
August 26, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the August 26, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some tips on getting published, and writing, this week. Thank you to the contributors! Getting Published Prem Rao presents Writers and Advances posted at Writing To Be Read. Writing Chrys Fey presents Ten Tips On How To Be A Better Writer posted at Write With Fey. Nichole Bernier presents Playing Paper Dolls: How Should Your Characters Look? | Beyond The Marginsposted at Beyond The Margins. Pa Ul presents Perfect Time to Write – Pa Ul posted at Pa Ul. That…

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A Simple Way to Get More Reviews!
August 24, 2013by: ameeditor

Does blog commenting really matter? You bet it does. Blog commenting is one of the cornerstone-type campaigns we employ here at Author Marketing Experts. It’s a great way for authors to get their foot in the door at a high traffic blog but it’s also a fun way to be introduced to a blogger and start a dialog. Here’s one way one of our authors doubled her review requests. Also referenced in this is the following HuffingtonPost article which talks…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Aug. 19, 2013
August 23, 2013by: Penny

Get some great ideas and inspiration from these book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include finding reviewers for self-published books, avoiding the 5 most common fiction writing mistakes, managing Twitter, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * The 5 Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes (& How to Fix Them) A writing instructor offers advice on how authors can write better books by avoiding these common errors: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-5-biggest-fiction-writing-mistakes-how-to-fix-them * 11 Must-Haves for Author Websites Your website is…

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What can Mad Men Teach us About Selling with Emotion?
August 20, 2013by: ameeditor

We all know that people buy from emotion, right? There is always some emotional trigger that inspires a buy whether it’s happiness, more money, entertainment. There is always something behind that sale. But how do you get there? This clip illuminates possibly one of the best sales presentations I’ve ever seen. Clip is the property of AMC and Mad Men and is being used for educational purposes only.

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the August 19, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got tips on social media, writing, and book marketing in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors. Book Marketing Sarah Bolme presents Are Reviews Really Important? posted at Marketing Christian Books. Joel Friedlander presents Do You Know How to Avoid These 3 Blogging Mistakes posted at The Book Designer, saying, “This article offers some suggestions that will help you avoid the three most common newbie mistakes…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Aug. 12, 2013
August 16, 2013by: Penny

We’ve collected some of the best book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include becoming a power user on Goodreads, identifying the right keywords and categories for your Kindle eBook, using LinkedIn more effectively, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion! ************** * How to Choose Keywords and Categories for Your Kindle eBook Help readers discover your book by using the right keywords and categories: http://freelanceswitch.com/freelance-writing/kindle-ebook-categories/ * How to Be More Valuable…

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