Book Marketing Blogsby Penny Sansevieri
October 15, 2012
Welcome to the October 15, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, featuring insights on book marketing, self-publishing, and writing. Thank you to all those who provided blog posts for this issue!
Michael Montoure presents Why Are Writers Buying Fake Reviews When Getting Real Ones Is Just Not That Hard? posted at Michael Montoure’s “Bloodletters”.
October 12, 2012
We’ve pulled together a few of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to market your book with Twitter, sites that offer book promotion opportunities, ways to use Instagram for visibility, and much more. Happy marketing!
40 Book Promoting Sites
This is Part 1 of a series that offers information about sites offering book promotion opportunities:
* How to Host Your Own eBook Giveaway (Without Amazon KDP)
If you don’t want to give Amazon exclusive distribution rights to your eBook, you can still host a giveaway. Here’s how:
October 10, 2012
Do you know who your audience is? Is your website ready for them? Those are two critical pieces of book marketing that many authors overlook. Learn more about what you need to do to make the most of your marketing in this interview for Your Book As a Business Radio show. You can download the show here: http://charmainehammond.blogspot.ca/2012/10/authors-are-you-making-these-mistakes.html
October 8, 2012
Welcome to the October 8, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, featuring insights on book marketing, self-publishing and social media. Thank you to the contributors who provided articles this week!
October 5, 2012
Here is a look back at some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include why your eBook isn’t selling, using social networking to become a published author, avoiding mistakes when using photos online, and much more. Happy marketing!
* The Biggest Single Mistake: The Rush to Publish Your Book
Take time to do the important things such as lining up reviewers, seeking endorsements, scheduling giveaways – and more – before your book is published:
* Many New Authors Believe That Good Agents Don’t Want First-Timers
However, agents are always looking for new authors with a good story:
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.”