The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
How to Get Better Bounce from your Facebook Ads
April 9, 2015by: ameeditor

Welcome to the second installment of our April “Social Media Series.” This week, we’ll focus on how to get more bounce from your Facebook ads. Check out the tips to make the most of your book marketing on Facebook! Facebook ads have become more complex as their ad department keeps rolling out upgrades and modifiers to their ads. Getting traction has been harder and harder however these simple tips (which we’ve tried) should help you gain more visibility for your…

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Facebook Frenzy!
April 2, 2015by: ameeditor

Welcome to our April “Social Media Series.” This month, we’ll focus on why it’s  critical to use social media to publicize your book, and how to increase your book promotion with social media tips. Facebook Frenzy – are you using Facebook to market your book? If not, you certainly should be. Check out these important Facebook stats and tips on the best time to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn!                  …

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of March 9, 2015
March 14, 2015by: Penny

Ramp up your book promotion with these book marketing and publishing industry tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include blogging and social media mistakes to avoid, how to repurpose content, tips to run your own virtual book tour, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 10 Ways to Get Your Book “Review Ready” Always start with a professional editor. And get a really good book cover: http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/2015/01/ten-ways-to-get-your-book-review-ready/ * Major Blogging and Social Media Mistakes to Avoid It’s…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – March 9, 2015
March 9, 2015by: Penny

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week we have guest posts on self-publishing, and writing. Thank you to all of our contributors. Writing Sarah Bolme submitted Important Information for Christian Authors posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Do you finish every book you start to read? Many people don’t. I once saw a statistic that said that most people only read about half of a nonfiction book.” Hazel Longuet submitted How I improved my writing productivity by 100%…

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

There’s so much to learn and do for book promotion. Educate yourself with these book marketing and publishing industry tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include a simple way to sell more books, social media tips for authors, the top 10 things authors must know about Amazon, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon Amazon’s algorithms work in interesting ways. Here’s a breakdown on how scarcity, sales,…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015by: Penny

Welcome to Author Marketing Experts’ Blog Carnival. This week we have guest posts on getting published, writing, and book publicity. Thank you to all of our contributors. Writing Hazel Longuet submitted This Week’s 20 Most Popular Articles On Writing posted at Novel Experience, saying, “Here are top 20 articles that got most traction from my social media followers last week. They cover the whole gamut (writing, self-publishing, book promotion, author platforms, social media). A collection of great articles from great…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of February 23, 2015
February 28, 2015by: Penny

Let’s take a look at some top book promotion and publishing industry tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include the real reason your book was rejected, how to get good reviews for your books, social media tips for authors, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 6 Reasons Why Some Books Will Never Be Bestsellers “Why am I not selling books?” is something many authors ask when they don’t see results. If your book isn’t selling, this…

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Your eBook Deal How-To Guide: Twitter and Hashtags
February 26, 2015by: ameeditor

Even if everyone loves free, you can’t just put the book up on Amazon, mark it free, and call it a day. You have to promote it. There are a lot of sites that let you list your book for free (see our post about them here: http://www.amarketingexpert.com/ebook-deal-guide/ ), but during your promotion you should be on sites like Twitter, sending messages using hashtags and pinging other accounts. Below I’ve included both the hashtag suggestions as well as some of the…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of February 16, 2015
February 21, 2015by: Penny

Get some marketing mojo from these book promotion and publishing industry tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include choosing Kindle keywords, finding revenue streams, using Amazon reviews to sell more books, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * Authorpreneurship: To Succeed, Authors Must Be More Businesslike Than Ever What does this entail? Authors need to think strategically about their brand and how to market themselves and their books: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21643124-succeed-these-days-authors-must-be-more-businesslike-ever-authorpreneurship * 33 Revenue Streams For Authors – Even…

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Ten Reasons Why You Should be Blogging: Tip #43 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book
February 18, 2015by: ameeditor

Welcome to Tip #43 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! Ten Reasons Why You Should be Blogging With all the Tweeting, Facebook Liking, and LinkedIn connecting going on, it’s easy to forget about blogging and finding the time to do so. Blogging, however, can be extremely useful for more reasons than just populating your website with content (although that’s…

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