Book Marketing Blogsby Penny Sansevieri
October 1, 2012
Welcome to the October 1, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got great tips on self-publishing, writing and book marketing. Thanks go to all of the contributors this week!
Libby Fischer Hellman presents An Open Letter to Amazon posted at Say the Word, saying, “Based on the fake review ‘scandal,’ this is an open letter to Amazon asking them to directly address the issue.”
Walt Shiel presents Does Anybody Really Care About ISBNs? posted at Five Rainbows, saying, “Although most writers and self-publishers know what ISBN is and what the acronym stands for, I continually run across those who don’t really understand its importance to their books and their publishing ventures. In this post, I delve into the importance of ISBNs and how to use them to avoid supply chain and marketplace confusion for self-published books.” (more…)
September 28, 2012
We’ve collected some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include Facebook marketing tips to improve engagement, getting credible – not fake – book reviews, making your book pitch stand out, and much more. Happy marketing!
* 5 Unbreakable Laws of Self-Publishing
First, start thinking like a publisher:
* 10 Ways to Make Your Book Pitch Stand Out So Your Book Gets Free Publicity
It’s all about the WIIFM factor – What’s In It For Me. Pitch your sources by letting them know why your book is relevant to their audience:
September 24, 2012
Welcome to the September 24, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got great tips on writing, social media, book marketing and self-publishing. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors!
Lisa Romeo presents Ten Things Every Writing Routine Should Probably Have posted at Lisa Romeo Writes, saying, “I talk about the 10 things every writing routine should probably have in order for a writer to be productive, feel energized about writing, and enjoy the process.”
Martina Boone presents Concept Begins from Line One –What’s the Point of Your Novel? posted at Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing, saying, “An overview of tips from craft books and posts defining concept, high concept, and how to define, refine, and convey them from the first sentence of your novel right down to the one-line pitch for your query letter.” (more…)
September 21, 2012
Here is a roundup of some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to succeed in publishing, why local authors have an advantage on local TV talk shows, ways to sell your eBooks, and much more. Happy marketing!
Social media offers great opportunities to find and connect with fans; however, each site is different so it’s important to know how to best use each site:
* How To Get A Literary Agent – the Indie Author Way
Indie authors are successfully self-publishing and turning that success into a compelling pitch to agents. It’s becoming the new normal method for getting an agent:
* 10 Surefire Ways to Succeed in Publishing
Authors who set clear-cut goals and work to achieve them are the authors who find success in publishing. These tips will guide you:
* How to Sell Your eBooks: 10 Ways to Build a List of Buyers
While it’s easy to self-publish an eBook, there’s a lot of competition for readers/buyers. Learn how to identify them and have a list ready for your eBook launch:
* 40 Ways to Get Banned from Social Media
Sometimes people who should know better commit these “sins;” if you’re serious about using social media to build an audience here’s what you shouldn’t do:
September 17, 2012
Welcome to the September 17, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a range of advice and insights into book marketing, self-publishing, writing, book sales and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors!
Jenn Crowell presents 10 Tips For Knockout Novel Queries posted at Jenn Crowell: Fiction With Conscience and Heart, saying, “Wondering whether a query letter signed in purple glitter ink is a great way to showcase your creativity? (Hint: the answer is “No.”) Thinking of showcasing your credentials as a surgeon for your medical thriller? (Hint: the answer is “Absolutely.”) My post provides ten tips for making your novel query stand out — in a good way.”
September 14, 2012
Let’s look back at some of the most popular book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include what you need to know about eBook formats, LinkedIn profile tips for writers, why you should comment on blog posts, and much more. Happy marketing!
* eBook Formats: A Quick Guide For Self-Publishers
If you want to sell your book in an eBook format, this article will walk you through some of the most important concepts:
* LinkedIn Profile Tips for Writers & Publishing Pros
There’s a new look at LinkedIn, and now you can learn how to make your profile stand out using that format:
* 6 Ways to Keep Your Facebook Contest on the Up and Up
While Facebook allows you to hold contests, there are things you should know so you won’t be shut down:
September 12, 2012
We have a great interview Penny gave to BookMarketing.net about how to develop and promote a self-published title. In addition, Penny weighs in on the issue of paid book reviews and what role those reviews play in the self-publishing world. You can listen to the interview here: http://bookmarketing.net/news/2012/09/10/penny-sansevieri-of-author-marketing-experts-talks-nyt-book-review-article-focus-and-more/
September 10, 2012
Welcome to the September 10, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, with insights into book marketing, writing and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors who submitted a blog post – we appreciate your participation!
September 7, 2012
We’ve collected some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include querying an agent, not pitching journalists, blogging mistakes, and much more. Happy marketing!
* 4 Reasons Not to Autopost Your Blog Articles to Social Media
You can personalize your blog posts and network more effectively when you don’t autopost. Here’s more:
* The 10 Key Mistakes Many Bloggers and Writers Make
The problem begins if you’re writing without thinking about who you’re writing for. What you should know:
September 5, 2012
We had a great segment about launching, promoting and getting reviews for eBooks with our guest Amy Collins.
About our guest: Amy Collins is the owner of New Shelves Book Distribution, a full-scale book warehousing, sales and fulfillment company selling publisher’s books directly to the national chains and independent bookstores in North America. You may reach Amy at email@example.com or http://www.newshelvesdistribution.com
The show kicked off with some industry news, including a discussion of paid book reviews that sprang from a recent New York Times article about a man who created a company that not only charged for book reviews but posted fake reviews online – check out our blog post - http://www.amarketingexpert.com/the-review-debate-continues/ – and listen to what our panel had to say. A future Publishing Insiders show will be devoted to the issue of paid book reviews. (more…)