Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of May 2, 2011

by | May 6, 2011 | Book Marketing Basics, Social Media for Authors

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We’ve highlighted some of the top book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include building your author platform, writing a killer author bio, maximizing press release exposure, distributing audio books and ebooks and much more. Best of luck in your marketing efforts!

* 13 Ways To Get Traffic To A New Blog

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A mix of good content, guest posting, blog commenting and more can generate the traffic you want:

* Author Platform Building Checklist

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What every author must do – it takes time, but building your fan base is worth all the effort:

* 6 Secrets to Writing a Killer Author Bio

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It’s amazing how something as small as an author bio can lead to hair-pulling and frustration, but these tips should help clear the air and lead to an informative, engaging bio:

* The Dos & Don’ts of Distribution Part 3, ebooks & audio books

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Learn the tips to creating and selling audio books and ebooks from a panel of experts:

* 8 Ways Writers Can Make the Most of Online Video


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We live in a visual world and sites like YouTube can be extremely useful for authors. Learn how:

* How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Press Release

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You can and should maximize social media for distributing your press releases:

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