The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of February 2, 2015
February 7, 2015by: Penny

Get some ideas and inspiration from these book marketing and publishing industry tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include whether social media is worth a writer’s time, how to use Thunderclap to promote your book, a guide to advertising on Amazon, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * How to Win Sales And Influence Amazon’s Algorithms A great discussion between two authors who have found creative ways to share their audiences and boost their sales: https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/how-to-win-sales-and-influence-algorithms/ *…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of January 26, 2015
January 31, 2015by: Penny

Get some useful tips from these book marketing and publishing industry tweets to guide you, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include planning a successful book event, setting writing goals, dealing with plagiarized articles, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 5 Ways to Sell More Books on Amazon These tips include ideas you may not have tried – such as having buyers of your book on Amazon buy books in the same basket. Here’s why that works:…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – January 26, 2015
January 26, 2015by: Penny

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week features posts on social media, and getting published. Thank you to all of the contributors. Getting Published Erica Verrillo submitted 2 New Agents Actively Building Their Client Lists posted at Publishing… And Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Here are two new agents actively building their client lists. Leon Husock has a particular interest in science fiction and fantasy, young adult and middle-grade novels. Cynthia Kane is interested in representing young adult,…

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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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What to do When Someone Steals Your Stuff
January 22, 2015by: ameeditor

 It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You write a great article either on your blog or as a guest post, and one day you find it on someone else’s site with no credit to you whatsoever. In the case of what happened that prompted this piece, an article I wrote was lifted and tinkered with *slightly* and then reposted onto someone else’s site. What do you do if that happens? Well, it’s certainly a hassle but…

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6 Things Your Website Should Tell Book Reviewers About You (and Your Book): Tip #39 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
January 20, 2015by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #39 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! 6 Things Your Website Should Tell Book Reviewers About You (and Your Book) Getting your book reviewed is not as simple as sending out a pitch; in fact, that pitch is often the first step in the potential reviewer checking you out. So we have…

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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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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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