Best of the Web Tips for the Week of March 28, 2011

by | Apr 1, 2011 | Book Marketing Basics, Social Media for Authors

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Below are a few of the top book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The range of topics include: how to pitch journalists, what to include in your online press kit, how to craft a winning nonfiction book proposal and what you need to know about blog tours.  Happy marketing!

How to Pitch a National Journalist – cheat sheet

New York Times

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When are the best or worst times to pitch? Can you call a reporter? What should the pitch look like? All of those questions – and many more – are answered by four top-tier journalists:

Book Marketing: Your Online Press Kit

An old microphone

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You want media coverage, and you should make it as easy as possible for the media to get basic information about you whenever they need it. Learn what you should post online and how to make it easy to download:

How to Craft a Winning Nonfiction Book Proposal

writing paper pad

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Make your submission stand out from the crowd by following these step-by-step guidelines:

How to Write and Publish the (almost) Perfect Book

Ropes stashed at the bow of a ship

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Writers never intentionally write a bad book, or a book that’s not marketable. We do our best, and we often hope for the best. But in a world full of clutter, you have to do more than that. You have to step out to succeed and you have to learn the ropes of your market and the publishing industry. Here are 11 points for you to consider:

Blog Tours Part 1: A Primer for Authors

Books on a bookshelf.

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As blog tours become more popular, it’s good to know some tips, tricks and guidelines that will ensure your tour is a big hit:

15 Ways to Commit Publicide – How Many of These are YOU Guilty of?

My dogs hate books

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An author, the publisher – or both – can effectively kill a book. Learn what to avoid at all costs:


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