Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of April 25, 2011

by | Apr 29, 2011 | Book Marketing Basics, Social Media for Authors

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Let’s take a look at a few of the top book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include whether you are ready to publish, ways to invigorate your tweets, how to land a literary agent, top Twitter hashtags for writers and much more! Happy marketing!

* Publishing Insiders Wrap-Up: The Dos and Don’ts of Book Distribution, Part 2


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This Blog Talk Radio show featured special guest Amy Collins of The Cadence Group, who discussed book distribution, with an emphasis on getting into bookstores:

* 25+ Favorite Twitter Hashtags for Writers

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The best way to connect with the right people on Twitter is by using hashtags. For writers, those include #author #writetips and many more (be sure to read the comments for additional suggestions):

* Contest: Win The Amazing Book Marketing Prize Package

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This is a great contest for writers, with an amazing Grand Prize package to help you market your e-book and your physical book:

* How to Land a Literary Agent: First, Get a Platform

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There’s a lot of talk about why authors need a platform, but this article gives examples of the platforms that are likely to land you an agent:

* 5 Quick Ways to Liven Up Your Twitter Stream


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If you’re seeking new inspiration and ideas for your tweets, look no further:

* 12 Signs Your Novel isn’t Ready to Publish

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Are you still in the learning phase of your writing career? Or are you ready to navigate the publishing world? Take this self-assessment and learn where you are:

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