The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of August 25, 2014
August 29, 2014by: Penny

We’re highlighting some top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others, to help you with your book promotion efforts. The topics include becoming media friendly to sell more books, reaching readers via your local library, creating the perfect book title, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 8 Important Questions to Ask Before You Publish Your Book When you ask the right questions, you’ll be able to focus your marketing on the right target audience: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/8-important-questions-before-you-publish-book/ * How…

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Host a Video Contest: Tip #19 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
August 26, 2014by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #19 of our 52 Ways to Market Your Book! I hope you’re enjoying these tips and they are helping you sell more books.  Want the complete book of tips? Get it here! Host a Video Contest! We all know video is super popular but is there a way you use video to engage your readers? You bet. Besides having one professionally created, you could host a contest that encourages readers to create a short video about your…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014by: Penny

Welcome to this week’s Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. We have advice on getting published, and writing, in this week’s edition. Thank you to all of the contributors! Getting Published Erica Verrillo submitted When Not to Contact an Agent: What Writers Should Do During the Dead Month posted at Publishing … And Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Aspiring authors, don’t submit your manuscript to publishers, and don’t send your queries to agents during the ‘dead month.’ Here are 6 things…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of August 18, 2014
August 22, 2014by: Penny

Get some tips and advice from these book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include questions to ask your editor, one minute book marketing, when to create video content, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 10 Sites Where You Can Get Fabulous Free Photos These sites offer free resources you can use for your blog, book, articles, and more: http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2013/03/6-sites-where-you-can-get-fabulous-free_22.html * When Not to Contact an Agent: What Writers Should Do During the Dead Month…

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Who Owns a Hashtag?
August 21, 2014by: ameeditor

When you use a hashtag who owns it, really? Did you know that you can (and maybe should) register your hashtag? Here’s where to do it: Hashtags.org and/or Twubs.com. When should you register a hashtag? When it’s part of your branding, ideally, or even part of a larger campaign and you want to be sure and claim ownership of it.     Share this article with these tweetables: Ever wonder who owns a hashtag? Click To Tweet Who owns a hashtag?…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014by: Penny

Welcome to this week’s Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This edition offers great tips on social media, writing, and book marketing. Thank you to this week’s contributors! Social Media Colleen Collins posted Four Tips For Minimizing Bad Reviews On Google posted at Colleen Collins Books saying, “I offer 4 tips for minimizing bad reviews on Google.” Writing Chrys Fey posted Utilize the Dark posted at Write With Fey, saying, “When you’re writing horror, or any story that requires tension or…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of August 11, 2014
August 15, 2014by: Penny

Here is a roundup of some popular book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others, that cover a range of issues authors should understand. The topics include why a newsletter is a marketing must, how to create and sell an audiobook, a book launch checklist, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * Book Launch Checklist There are so many things to keep track of when you’re going to publish a book. This handy list takes you from book inception…

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How to Network Like a Pro: Tip #17 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
August 12, 2014by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #17 of our 52 Ways to Market Your Book! I hope you’re enjoying these tips and they are helping you sell more books. Want the complete book of tips? Get it here! How to Network Like a Pro! Now that you’re published, it’s time to get out there and market. While it’s tempting to work solely through social networking sites, you do need to leave the house every once in a while and I promise, it will…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014by: Penny

Welcome to this week’s Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This edition includes insights into writing, book marketing, and self-publishing. Thank you to this week’s contributors! Writing Chrys Fey submitted Passive Voice Misconception posted at Write With Fey, saying, “We have all heard (from agents, editors, etc.) that passive voice is something every writer should learn to spot and should work to eliminate from their writing, but some people are unclear on what passive voice is and why they have to…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of August 4, 2014
August 8, 2014by: Penny

Here are some hot topics in book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The issues include what authors can learn from reader pet peeves, how to set expectations before publishing, whether book giveaways are still a good idea, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * Are Book Giveaways Still Worth It for Indie Authors? Some experts offer their insights into book giveaways as a marketing strategy. Things have changed, but there are times that freebies still make sense:…

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