The Book Marketing Blog

by Penny Sansevieri
The Real Reasons to Write Your Book a talk with Guy Kawasaki
May 15, 2013by: Amy

Why are you writing your book? Guy Kawasaki breaks down the real reasons you should write a book (hint: it’s not for the money). This is from a presentation Guy did at AuthorU in Denver!    

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the May 13, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on book marketing, self-publishing, and writing. Thank you to the contributors! Nina Amir presents What’s A Market and Why Do You Need One? posted at Write Nonfiction NOW!, saying, “If you want to publish a successful book, you must have a market that produces enough book sales to reach your sales goals or those of a publisher. Many aspiring authors write their books without…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of May 1, 2013
May 10, 2013by: Penny

Some great insights have appeared on Twitter, and we’re highlighting a few of the top tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include proof that social media drives sales, whether free eBooks hook readers, a Twitter guide for authors, and more. Best of luck with your marketing efforts! ************** * How to Keep Writing – Even When You Hit Roadblocks Every writer dreams of writing a book, and every published author dreams of…

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Red Hot Internet Publicity: Words on Your Website
May 8, 2013by: Penny

Define Your Goals Before you put pen to paper to write your sales copy for your website, be clear about your goals. We talked earlier about your goals for building a website—pull those out and look at them again. While you may be building the website to sell more cookies, as you start to look at the broader reach of your message, your goals might change. Perhaps you can put together gift baskets too. Make sure the copy you are…

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – May 6, 2013
May 6, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the May 6, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got tips on self-publishing, writing, and book marketing to offer inspiration and ideas. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors!                                 Book Marketing L.R.Knost presents Authors and Social Media: Book Promotion 101 posted at Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. Mihnea presents How to make a book-signing event successful posted at Voicu Mihnea Simandan, saying, “Here are 10…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of April 29, 2013
May 3, 2013by: Penny

Get some book promotion and social media insights from our roundup of some of the best tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include getting more traffic from Pinterest, creating an author press kit, approaching a literary agent, and more. Happy marketing! **************                 * How to Approach a Literary Agent Written by a real-life AP Watt Agent, this blog post will give you the scoop…

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Secrets to Turning Your Website Into a Selling Machine!
May 1, 2013by: Penny

                Finding Your Keywords First, figure out what you want your keywords to be. What sort of searches do you want to come up for? This is important because pinning yourself to the wrong search term, could get you poor results. Getting someone too early or too late in the buying process may get you a lot of traffic, but it may not be the right kind. Figure out where their point of…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – April 29, 2013
April 29, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the April 29, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a nice mix of writing, book marketing, and self-publishing tips this week. Thank you to the contributors!                       Book Marketing Sarah Bolme presents Do Blogs Influence Purchasing Decisions? posted at Marketing Christian Books. Self-Publishing Tom Trimbath presents Modern Self-Publishing, a CreateSpace example posted at Madrona Workshop Troupe, saying, “Self-publishing, it’s easy. Yes, and so is picking up a grain of…

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of April 22, 2013
April 26, 2013by: Penny

What are the hot topics in book marketing this week? We’ve rounded up some of the top book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include using Pinterest to promote your products, building your platform in only 5 minutes a day, learning 11 rules of Twitter etiquette, and more. Happy marketing! **************                         * 150 Useful, Educational, and Inspirational Blogs for…

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – April 22, 2013
April 22, 2013by: Penny

Welcome to the April 22, 2013 edition of Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors. We’ve got a mix of tips on goal-setting, Kindle advice for nonfiction authors, ideas to revise your work, and more. Thank you to the contributors!                     Amanda Socci presents Public Setting of Goals | Creative Idea GalCreative Idea Gal posted at Creative Idea Gal, saying, “Amanda M. Socci sets writing goals and encourages others to do the same.” Self-Publishing Nick…

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