Book Marketing Blogsby Penny Sansevieri
August 8, 2012
Guest post by Deanna Proach
Not long ago Facebook contained a social stigma where everybody used it solely for the purpose of bragging rights, gossip and to measure each other based on the quantity of friends they have on their list and by the number of comments and likes they receive by people. While this is still true to some people, the tables seem to be turning quick. Business owners, entrepreneurs and wrters, are increasingly using Facebook to grow their customer/client base and to make lasting connections with industry experts. This is because industry experts are creating business pages and/or groups designed just for the purpose of networking. Nowadays, they are very easy to find.
Months prior to the release of my first book, Day of Revenge, I connected with Apex Reviews on Facebook–a book review/promo company that gave Day of Revenge a four-star review and also produced a stellar book video trailer. Several months later, I received a message from Apex Reviews on Facebook–a message that had been sent en-mass to several people–listing a new traditional publisher–PULSEpub–that was looking for authors. At that time, I was working on my second novel, To be Maria, so I wasn’t quite ready for the submissions stage. However, I bookmarked the PULSEpub website and kept them in mind until I felt good and ready to email the editorial team a standard submission form–a query letter, synopsis and first three chapters.
Well, in May of 2012 I signed a contract with PULSEpub for the publication of To be Maria. This is the largest achievement I’ve made via networking on Facebook.
August 3, 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 how to get started with social marketing, which social platform drives the most traffic, keys to blogging success, and much more. Happy marketing!
* 9 Keys to Blogging Success from A-list Bloggers
A group of bloggers share what they’ve learned as they blogged their way to success:
* How Facebook Advertising Works for Authors
A step by step explanation of how to get the most out of Facebook ads:
July 30, 2012
Welcome to the July 30, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. Thanks to everyone who submitted a blog post and helped make this a terrific edition!
Suzanne Grenager presents “A Page a day and presto–a book!” at SuzanneGrenager.com saying: “It’s a fun, funky take on how I took myself from a terrified would-be author to a woman who did what it takes to produce a book she is proud of. It’s rife with the simplest possible wisdom wrapped in words I am pretty sure will light some writer fires. It also happens to have been my very first blog post so didn’t garner many comments (as more recent posts happily do).”
Jordan McCollum presents “Mass Editing Word Macros,” at JordanMcCollum.com saying: “I developed a handy trick to get Word to collect all the uses of any of your repetitive words so you can compare and edit your work to make it as strong as possible. It’s Find on steroids!” (more…)
July 27, 2012
Let’s take a look at some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include Twitter rules for authors, how to turn your book into a movie, tools to create an eBook, social media mistakes to avoid, and much more. Happy marketing!
* 6 Twitter rules for authors, from Twitter (beginner edition)
Courtesy of Twitter, here are six rules to guide authors when using the site:
* Ready to turn your book into a movie?
Listen to Steven Arvanites as he tells you how it’s done and what you need to do to make it happen!
July 25, 2012
We had a great show offering book marketing insights and ideas with author Charlie Mac and publisher Doris Baker.
About our guests: Charlie Mac was born and raised in Southern California, where he grew up playing sports. He graduated from Cal Poly State University in Pomona, California, and went into business before starting his own company.
In the mid-90’s, Charlie was fascinated by a television interview with actor Paul Newman, who was asked why there wasn’t a sequel to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Newman pointed out that no one actually saw Butch and Sundance die in the film.
For Charlie, this interview was the seed for Legends Lost.
But it took time for the seed to grow, and along the way, Charlie wrote his first three novels, A Minor Inconvenience, Traveling the Flatland and A Major Concern, before completing Legends Lost. Learn more at https://www.charliemacbooks.com/. (more…)
July 23, 2012
Welcome to the July 23, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. Thanks to all those who submitted a blog post for this edition so we can offer such great information!
Jon Rhodes presents How To Reduce Your Bounce Rate posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “Here are some simple tips and tricks to help you reduce your blog’s bounce rate. This can help you gain more traffic, and get more sales.” (more…)
July 20, 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 how to sell your book on Pinterest, four must-know publicity tips, experts’ blogging secrets, simple SEO tips, and much more. Happy marketing!
* 7 Ways to Sell More Books With Pinterest
Discover how to create a targeted campaign to promote your book on Pinterest that generates sales:
* Tips for Authors: 4 Must-Know Book Publicity Tips
Look into holiday gift guides, speaking engagements and more; here’s how:
July 13, 2012
Here’s a look back at some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include ways to promote your ebook, how to market your book on a budget, methods to get more traffic to your website, and much more. Happy marketing!
* 5 Tips for Terrific Power Tweeting
Learn how to successfully build an online tribe by using Twitter:
* 4 Quick Tips for Authors to Get Website Traffic Fast!
These strategies will drive more traffic to your site in no time:
July 11, 2012
We had a show full of insights into creating an author platform and marketing books with our special guest Judith Briles.
About our guest: Dr. Judith Briles is The Book Shepherd. She has worked with thousands of authors over the years, guiding and coaching them in creating a book that has no regrets. Whether your book is in an embryonic stage or is completed, her insights can enhance, develop and take it, and you, to the next, next level.
Judith is also the founder of Author U — a membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Her websites are http://thebookshepherd.com/ and www.AuthorU.org. You can follow her on Twitter at @AuthorU and @mybookshepherd.
The question facing authors: Do you go to New York or go on your own and self-publish? Judith says you go to New York if you want immediate entry into a bookstore; otherwise, self-publishing is the best choice. (more…)
July 9, 2012
Welcome to the July 9, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. Thanks to all of the contributors for offering their tips and insights!
Jonathan Milligan of presents 5 Reasons You Should Write an Amazon Kindle Book posted at Blogging Your Passion. “If you have considered self-publishing, here are 5 reasons you should take a closer look at publishing on Amazon Kindle.”