The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
Weekly Wrap-Up: Book Marketing Fun Finds!
July 5, 2015by: ameeditor

  We hope you all enjoyed a healthy and happy Independence Day! The world’s 57 Largest Book Publishers in 2015 from Publisher’s Weekly. Are you leveraging news for your book or business? Here, Penny recommends Ten Ways to Use Breaking News to Build Buzz for Your Book, Product or Business. Announcement! Smashwords now Allows “Assetless” Pre-Orders. $0.99 until 7/6 only on Amazon! Lutheran Reformation eBook Where Christ is Present! Want to learn about self publishing from the experts (and eat pizza!)? Join Penny…

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Six Ways To Think Like a Publicist and Sell More Books!
July 1, 2015by: ameeditor

  Being a publicist is more than knowing how to craft a snazzy email, it’s a dedicated, ongoing effort. If you do it right, you can accumulate great mentions, features, and reviews…and sell more books! Know the rules, honor the rules and if you’re lucky, the media will beat a path to your door. 1. Think Like a Journalist: Journalists care about one thing: “Will this interest my readers?” Use that objectivity to gain greater access to media, both online…

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Weekly Wrap-Up – Book Marketing Fun Finds!
June 28, 2015by: ameeditor

Here’s a weekly wrap-up of some of Penny’s book marketing events, news, and fun finds! Promoting your book on a budget? Check out Bookbaby Blog’s 20 Thrifty Ways to Get Your Writing Out There. Only six months until Christmas! Don’t miss my tips on Getting a Head Start on Holiday Sales! Want to write a novel? Here are 6 bad reasons (and 6 good reasons!) to write one from Anne R. Allen. Now through July 6th – mystery ebook Killer Wedding Cake by…

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Getting a Head Start on Holiday Sales
June 26, 2015by: ameeditor

Most authors I work with do, at some point, have their eye on holiday sales. The problem is that they often start on this a bit too late. You may have seen the “Christmas in July” ads and while these advertisements may seem a bit corny and perhaps a bit ill-timed they are anything but. In fact, if you want to get yourself and your book ready, there’s no better time than July to do just that. Why? Well, maybe…

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Is Social Media Killing Your Business? 8 Ways to Make Sure You’re Making the Most of Social Media’s Potential
June 23, 2015by: ameeditor

Did you see Penny’s latest article on PR Newswire? Don’t miss her tips on how to help you manage social media! Is #socialmedia killing your business? Make the most of it with these tips from @bookgal on… Click To Tweet 8 ways to make the most of #socialmedia for your #business on #prnewswire! Click To Tweet

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Weekly Wrap-Up – Book Marketing Fun Finds!
June 21, 2015by: ameeditor

Here’s a weekly wrap-up of some of Penny’s book marketing events, news, and fun finds! Happy Father’s Day! Looking for balance on social media? Check out my recent PR Toolkit post on 8 ways to manage your efforts. Support fellow writers with reviews from The Writing Life. Thanks to Terry Whalin for mentioning me! Free ebook until 6/24 only on Amazon! Mystery thriller by Nick Chiarkas: Weepers. 7 Ways to Be Insanely Creative on Demand from Write to Done. I especially love number 7! Missed out on going…

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Weekly Wrap-Up – Book Marketing Fun Finds!
June 14, 2015by: ameeditor

Here’s a weekly wrap-up of some of Penny’s book marketing events, news, and fun finds!  We wish you all a Happy Flag Day! Check out these five free “must use” tech tools for ebook authors! Want to Succeed in self publishing? Don’t miss these tips from an indie author via Publishers Weekly. Interesting Ebook stats from Digital Book World. Today’s the last day to get Visual Project Management for only $0.99 on Amazon! Just in time for summer: 66 bookstores on Route 66! What is…

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Facebook Offers!
June 12, 2015by: ameeditor

Of all of the things that Facebook has recently launched for Fan Pages, this is one that I think I love the most. Why? Because it allows you to share a special “something” with your followers. Let me give you an example. So we did a Facebook offer sharing our Amazon Optimization Checklist where we offered a checklist for free, though we did get sign ups for it which helped to build our mailing list. So what we do in…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Bestseller Lists!
June 9, 2015by: ameeditor

  @bookgal shares 10 things you didn’t know about the #bestseller #lists! Click To Tweet  

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Weekly Wrap-Up – Book Marketing Fun Finds
June 7, 2015by: ameeditor

Here’s a weekly wrap-up of some of Penny’s book marketing events, news, and fun finds! What’s your strategy for meeting writing deadlines? Here are five things that will help from Book Marketing Tools! Looking for more ways to market your audiobooks? Here are Eight Ways to Market Audiobooks as an Indie Author from Wise Ink! Award-winning biography: Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story. Only $0.99 on Amazon through 6/7!! Can any of you indie authors relate? The pros and cons of…

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