Book Marketing Blogsby Penny Sansevieri
November 2, 2012
If you’re scratching your head wondering how to get more readers for your book, reviews might be a great way to do that. Here’s a piece on how to get more reviews and yes, it works even if your book has been out for a while!
October 29, 2012
Welcome to the October 29, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got insights into self-publishing, writing and book marketing this week. Thank you to the participants, and we hope you find these tips useful!
Sybil Stershic presents Confessions of a Reluctant Business Author posted at Quality Service Marketing, saying, “Few people have the nerve to ask a woman who just went through childbirth when she’s going to have her next baby. Yet as soon as an author publishes a new book, some people think it’s ok to start pushing for the next one!
That pressure is what inspired my post, “Confessions of a Reluctant Business Author,” in which I share what I’ve learned in coping with writing challenges and frustrations based on my experience in writing two business books and maintaining a niche blog.
Karin M. Ryder presents Submitted Short Fiction: Rejection Lessons Learned posted at Karin M. Ryder, saying, “You’ve carefully selected the publications to submit your work. You’ve written (and rewritten) your absolute best work. You followed all the submission guidelines. So, why did the editors bounce your short story from their desk into the rejection bin? How much does an editor’s personal bias influence the decision to reject a short story?
Most of the time, when you get a rejection from a literary publication, you aren’t given any reason at all specific to why your submission got bounced. Instead, like me, you receive generic statements that your story is “not what we’re looking for a this time” or even worse, “yours was among hundreds of quality submissions but we’re going to have to turn it down. This is not a reflection, necessarily, on the quality of your writing…”
Carolyn Howard-Johnson presents Criticism Turned to Self Reflection: What Style for Newsletters? posted at Sharing with Writers, saying, “I once asked my readers about my plain-text Sharing with Writers e-newsletters and they voted overwhelmingly for keeping them long and simple rather than short, colorful, and in HTML.”
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.
October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012
Here’s a look back at some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to price your eBook, get more exposure for your online press release, improve your blog’s “About” page, and much more. Happy marketing!
* Kindle Pricing Strategies: How to Price Your eBook
If you aren’t sure how to price your eBook, here’s some help:
* Why Your Blog’s “About” Page Matters
Your “About” page gets a lot of visitors so make sure you maximize its marketing potential for readers and media:
October 25, 2012
The numbers are in and Bowker has estimated that indie publishing has tripled since 2007. According to Bowker, a whooping 250,000 books were published in 2007! See the story here: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/bowker-nearly-250000-self-published-books-in-u-s-in-2011-growing-fast/?et_mid=586434&rid=2646253
October 22, 2012
Welcome to the October 22, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, with tips and insights into book marketing, writing and self-publishing. Thank you to this week’s contributors.
October 19, 2012
We’ve collected some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include a free Pinterest marketing eBook download, how to get more out of Twitter, ways to increase your blog’s SEO, and much more. Happy marketing!
Download a FREE copy of Penny’s new eBook about marketing with Pinterest:
* 5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Blog’s SEO for Writers
Learn what you can do to help search engines find your site, and increase your visibility online:
October 18, 2012
October 17, 2012
We had a great segment about Klout – the measure of how successfully people influence their followers on social media – with our special guest Susan Gilbert.
About our guest: An entrepreneur since 1987, Susan Gilbert is the CEO of Online Promotion Success and has evolved years of traditional business experience into several cutting edge projects, which includes her Web 2.0 Internet Business. As co-author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar,” she understands book promotion and has also been a regularly quoted resource in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine and many more.
Susan has a four-part series about Klout underway at SusanGilbert.com (parts one and two have been published):
What is Klout?
Klout is a tool for measuring social media influence, and it can be used with all of the major sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and many more. (more…)
October 16, 2012
Have you ever thought what it would be like if your fans were not only fans, but also talking about you, your book, business or product? When people start staring your work, it’s not just a huge compliment to the work you do but an enormous help to your marketing efforts! Here are some tips that should help you get your fans to the next level!