Book Marketing Blogsby Penny Sansevieri
September 17, 2012
Welcome to the September 17, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a range of advice and insights into book marketing, self-publishing, writing, book sales and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors!
Jenn Crowell presents 10 Tips For Knockout Novel Queries posted at Jenn Crowell: Fiction With Conscience and Heart, saying, “Wondering whether a query letter signed in purple glitter ink is a great way to showcase your creativity? (Hint: the answer is “No.”) Thinking of showcasing your credentials as a surgeon for your medical thriller? (Hint: the answer is “Absolutely.”) My post provides ten tips for making your novel query stand out — in a good way.”
September 14, 2012
Let’s look back at some of the most popular book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include what you need to know about eBook formats, LinkedIn profile tips for writers, why you should comment on blog posts, and much more. Happy marketing!
* eBook Formats: A Quick Guide For Self-Publishers
If you want to sell your book in an eBook format, this article will walk you through some of the most important concepts:
* LinkedIn Profile Tips for Writers & Publishing Pros
There’s a new look at LinkedIn, and now you can learn how to make your profile stand out using that format:
* 6 Ways to Keep Your Facebook Contest on the Up and Up
While Facebook allows you to hold contests, there are things you should know so you won’t be shut down:
September 12, 2012
Is self-publishing a goldmine? Some of the things we’re hearing might lead someone down that money trail. But therein lies the problem. Self-publishing, or publishing of any kind is a lot of work. Yes, there are people that are making a fortune, but for all of the books published how many of them are getting noticed and, more importantly, how can you gain attention for your work in a sea of eager authors and newly published titles? We try to help you solve that bit by bit on this blog and through the content we put out there, but many are still challenged by it.
So, this begs the question: where is all of this going? With all of the content being pushed out there, are we still paying attention to the ones that matter? I’d love your thoughts on this CNN piece…which does lean towards painting the picture of eBooks as the means to a lucrative end!
September 12, 2012
We have a great interview Penny gave to BookMarketing.net about how to develop and promote a self-published title. In addition, Penny weighs in on the issue of paid book reviews and what role those reviews play in the self-publishing world. You can listen to the interview here: http://bookmarketing.net/news/2012/09/10/penny-sansevieri-of-author-marketing-experts-talks-nyt-book-review-article-focus-and-more/
September 12, 2012
Join #1 New York Times best selling romance author Victoria Alexander for a live YouTube event!
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be a part of a live chat with Victoria and ask her questions about writing, books, characters, the romance genre and more!
October 16, 2012 @ 6:00pm PST
November 8, 2012 @ 6:00pm PST
Tune in to a live chat with Victoria via the Author Events Live YouTube channel and send in questions via Twitter using a special hash tag!
Reserve your seat by registering HERE. You’ll receive an email with a link to the live YouTube stream and the special hash tag one day before the event.
During the event, send in questions and comments via Twitter for Victoria to answer live!
September 11, 2012
September 10, 2012
Welcome to the September 10, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, with insights into book marketing, writing and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors who submitted a blog post – we appreciate your participation!
September 7, 2012
We’ve collected some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include querying an agent, not pitching journalists, blogging mistakes, and much more. Happy marketing!
* 4 Reasons Not to Autopost Your Blog Articles to Social Media
You can personalize your blog posts and network more effectively when you don’t autopost. Here’s more:
* The 10 Key Mistakes Many Bloggers and Writers Make
The problem begins if you’re writing without thinking about who you’re writing for. What you should know:
September 6, 2012
How do you know if you’re really ready for the world of publishing? Here are 7 reasons why you might not be!
September 5, 2012
Over the weekend another review scandal erupted in the UK when it was discovered that author R.J. Ellory faked his own reviews on Amazon. You won’t believe this story:
How long before Amazon is forced to put more actions in place to guard against this sort of thing? How long before Amazon reviews become less of the golden ticket they are today?
Debate this here, I’d love your thoughts!
For now, shame on you, R.J.