The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
How To Get More Sign Ups on Your Newsletter List
January 1, 2015by: ameeditor

Make sure your subscribe form is visible on your homepage and on every page of your website: Ideally a subscribe form should be on the right hand side of your site, towards the top. Especially if your goal is to increase newsletter signups, you’ll want to be sure this is in a prominent spot. Give something to get something: People aren’t willing to give up their email just for the sake of giving it out. Give them something of value,…

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Your Rockin’ Red Hot Media Room: Tip #36 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
December 30, 2014by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #36 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! Your Rockin’ Red Hot Media Room Did you know that second only to your blog the media room should be the most updated page on your web site? When was the last time you updated your media room? For most of us it’s probably been a while. We tend…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – December 22, 2014
December 22, 2014by: Penny

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week features posts on writing, self-publishing, and book marketing. Thank you to all of the contributors, and Happy Holidays! Self-Publishing Michelle Lowery submitted Pushing Past the Fear and Publishing a Book posted at Michelle Lowery, saying, “It’s about putting fear aside to pursue my dream of being a published author, and how with self-publishing opportunities, there are no more excuses for not doing it. I wrote it about my own experience, but…

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A Christmas Gift from Afghanistan
December 20, 2014by: ameeditor

It’s getting close to Christmas and I don’t know if you’ve noticed but people are getting testy. We all have too much to do and time seems to be shrinking. Will we get our cards out in time? And what the heck will you get Aunt Ethel this year, for the gal who has everything? Though it seems like a very stressful time, we’re so fortunate to have these things to worry about. We’re lucky that we can plan a…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of December 15, 2014
December 19, 2014by: Penny

Prepare for the New Year with insights from these top book marketing tweets to guide you, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include creating a marketing plan, pitching to book reviewers, strengthening your social media marketing, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 26 Tips to Strengthen Your Social Media Marketing Change is good, and with a new year around the corner, it’s time to examine your social media marketing and make improvements: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-tips-strengthen-social-media-marketing/ * 6 Ways to…

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5 Steps for Crafting the Perfect Book Review Pitch: Tip #35 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
December 17, 2014by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #35 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! 5 Steps for Crafting the Perfect Book Review Pitch Every author wants book reviews – they help build buzz, inform potential readers and buyers about your book and when done well, give enough information about your book to intrigue without giving away all the pertinent details. Getting ready for…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – December 15, 2014
December 15, 2014by: Penny

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week features posts on writing and getting published. Thank you to all of the contributors! Writing Hazel Longuet submitted Gifts for Writers and Authors posted at A Novel Experience, saying, “Perfect Christmas Gifts For Writers and Authors. Trying to find the perfect present for people can be a trial and no-one wants to waste money on an unappreciated gift. Well luckily for you I’ve done all the heavy lifting and found a…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of December 8, 2014
December 12, 2014by: Penny

Here’s a rundown of some top book marketing tweets to guide you, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include why rushing kills good books, whether hiring help or going the DIY route makes more sense for authors, working with book bloggers, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * How Can Authors Stand Out on Social Media? It may seem like social media consists of a lot of noise and little useful info. But you can use social media…

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

Gain some great advice and ideas from these book marketing tweets to guide you, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include 15 reading and writing communities to find readers, 6 ways to jump on holiday sales, a writer’s guide to mental health, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 6 Ways to Jump on Holiday Sales You’ve still got a chance to get some sales for the holidays: http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/11/6-ways-to-jump-on-holiday-book-sales/ * What Authors Should Know About Amazon Book Categories…

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

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week features posts on self-publishing, and book marketing. Thank you to all of the contributors! Book Marketing Hazel Longuet submitted Book Promotion: Networking for Introverts posted at A Novel Experience, saying, “These days authors must self-market their books for any chance of success and that involves a huge amount of networking – for those introverts amongst us that is painful but it needn’t be. With these simple steps even the most introverted…

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