The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of January 19, 2015
January 24, 2015by: Penny

Here’s a look at some useful book marketing and publishing industry tweets to guide you, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to get reviews, the importance of a great author headshot, an indie author guide to Twitter, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 39 Ways to Get More Social Media Followers  Flummoxed by the idea of getting more followers? These steps will help you as long as you apply them consistently: http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/39-ways-to-get-more-social-media-followers.html * 5 Ways to…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of January 12, 2015
January 16, 2015by: Penny

Get informed and inspired with these book marketing and publishing industry tweets to guide you, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include Twitter tips for better social media content, how to make your book marketing easier, handling missing or rejected Amazon reviews, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * How to Handle Missing or Rejected Reviews on Amazon One author found her Amazon reviews when missing, and she contacted the etailer to learn why. She also has advice…

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Getting a Head Start on Holiday Sales: Tip #38 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
January 14, 2015by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #38 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! Getting a Head Start on Holiday Sales You know I used to laugh at the “Christmas in July” ads until I promoted my first Christmas-related book. We actually started the promotion in July and it was the perfect time. Why? Well, maybe no one is buying or thinking about…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – January 12, 2015
January 12, 2015by: Penny

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week features posts on social media, book marketing, writing, and getting published. Thank you to all of the contributors. Social Media Frances Caballo submitted The New Facebook Ban Authors Need to Know About posted at Social Media Just For Writers, saying, “Facebook implemented a new policy that will downgrade Facebook posts that are purely promotional. This blog post explains the “ban” and explains why it won’t affect Indie Authors’ book marketing plans.”…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of January 5, 2015
January 9, 2015by: Penny

Happy New Year! We’ve rounded up some top book marketing tweets to guide you, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how authors are using Instagram, building a following on social media, publishing predictions for 2015, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * Smashwords’ Mark Coker Shares 2015 Publishing Predictions The publishing landscape is rapidly changing, and Coker has some interesting comments about where things are heading. He believes it’s still early in the ebook self-publishing revolution: http://blog.smashwords.com/2014/12/2015-book-publishing-industry.html…

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Marketing Tools: My Favorite Content Curation Sites
January 9, 2015by: ameeditor

Content curation isn’t always easy and more goes into it than just searching for content and sharing it. You have to research, explore and create. Your goal should always be to provide value to others and in doing so you may expand your reach across social media platforms. There are countless tools and resources out there but here are a couple of my favorite content curation tools:  Topsy – Super easy to use and makes it simple to find trending…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – January 5, 2015
January 5, 2015by: Penny

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week features posts on getting published, book marketing, self-publishing, and writing. Thank you to all of the contributors, and Happy New Year! Getting Published Erica Verrillo submitted 10 Writing Contests in January 2015 – No Entry Fee posted at Publishing… And Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Writers should enter writing contests at every given opportunity. Agents and editors take note of who wins writing awards, and it’s a tremendous lift to your…

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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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