The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – June 17, 2013
June 17, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the June 17, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have some great insights into book marketing and writing this week. Thank you to the contributors! Book Marketing Joel Friedlander presents Author Blogging 101: How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be? posted at The Book Designer, saying, “So, just how long should your blog posts be? It’s a frequently asked question. This article offers some insight.” Writing Chrys Fey presents Topic: Writing A Series posted at Write With…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of June 10, 2013
June 14, 2013by: Penny

Let’s take a look at some top tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include avoiding book layout mistakes, using SlideShare for promotion, following up with journalists, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * Following up Pitches to Journalists, 3 Mistakes to Avoid If you hear silence after pitching a story about your business, this could be why: http://publicityhound.com/blog/following-up-pitches-to-journalists-3-mistakes-to-avoid.php * Why Writers Should Use SlideShare Have you tried SlideShare? One author found it was…

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – June 10, 2013
June 10, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the June 10, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. This week’s contributions include posts on what you must know about book distribution, how to write a plot, how to create characters, and more. Thank you to all of the contributors! Colin Dunbar presents PubMyBook: Design and Format An Ebook like Pro! – Part 1 posted at PubMyBook, saying, “I’ll be the first to admit, the content (subject matter) of your eBook plays a big role in the success…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of June 3, 2013
June 7, 2013by: Penny

Here are some insights and ideas for authors and writers found in tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include top websites for writers, how to write better tweets, why Google Authorship is so important, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * What are 10 Addictive Types of Content? Discover what kind of content makes your followers retweet or share your stuff: http://www.jeffbullas.com/2011/11/08/what-are-10-addictive-types-of-content/  

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – June 3, 2013
June 3, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the June 3, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have some great tips on self-publishing, writing, and publishing for this week’s issue. Thank you to the contributors! Getting Published Lauren Sapala presents Do You Know the One Thing to Do Before Finding an Agent? | Lauren Sapala posted at Lauren Sapala, saying, “I can be contacted at losapala@yahoo.com” Self-Publishing Nick Daws presents Using Amazon KDP’s New Cover Creator posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, saying, “Kindle authors can now use…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of May 27, 2013
May 31, 2013by: Penny

We’ve got a roundup of some of the most popular tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include promoting your book on Twitter, connecting readers to your writing, using Pinterest, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion! ************** * How to Promote Your Book on Twitter While Twitter can’t sell your book for you, it’s a great tool for marketing when you know how to use it: http://www.sellingbooks.com/how-to-promote-your-book-on-twitter/ * Facebook,…

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Why Does Social Media Work?
May 30, 2013by: Penny

Remember being in high school and wanting to hang with the cool kids? Well, maybe you were one of them. If you were, lucky you. But if you are like most of us, you weren’t in the popular clique. These days marketing is sort of like being back in high school, but it’s a popularity contest that’s skewed a bit differently. Marketing, to a large degree, is about social proof. What is social proof? It’s a sort of social influence where…

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the May 27, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on self-publishing, book sales and writing. Thank you to the contributors! Writing Joel Friedlander presents Do You Write Memoir or Self Help? Life at the Inflection Point, posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Have you expanded your thinking beyond the writing process to think about who your readers are and how they will respond to the book once they know…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of May 20, 2013
May 24, 2013by: Penny

Take some time to catch up on marketing and social media news in this roundup of tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include why you should be using Google+, ways to bond with your blog readers, how to analyze your website’s traffic, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 5 Key Book Publishing Paths This valuable infographic breaks down the major publishing options, along with the pros and cons of each approach: http://janefriedman.com/2013/05/20/infographic-5-key-book-publishing-paths/…

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How to Analyze Your Website Traffic
May 22, 2013by: Penny

For many of us, traffic and website analytics are very foreign ideas. But understanding traffic and reading website analytics reports doesn’t have to be a complicated endeavor. First up, let’s break down the terminology: Page views: Each time someone lands on your site (when they load one of your pages) it generates a page view. Keep in mind that this tallies regardless of who visits or how many times they’ve been to the site. To some degree it is a…

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