Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of June 20, 2011

by | Jun 24, 2011 | Book Marketing Basics, Social Media for Authors

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Let’s look at some of the top book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include making your local pitching more effective, creating content that will help you sell your book, developing a hook for your query letter, setting up a Brand Page on Facebook and much more. Happy Marketing!


* Love me! Read me! Buy me! Promoting Your Book

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Authors must put in a lot of work to promote their books, and it’s not easy. One writer shares some insights:

* Developing the Hook in a Query Letter

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Agents are extremely busy, so you don’t have much time to get their attention. Learn some effective strategies:

* Five Tips for More Effective Local Pitching

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One mistake to avoid is using your national pitch for local and regional media. Here’s how you can make local pitches more relevant:

* How to Set Up a Brand Page on Facebook (without a personal profile)

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Some authors prefer to not have their personal lives displayed on social media. With Facebook, you can have a Brand Page that doesn’t require you to have a personal profile:

* Self-Publishing Success Story Karen McQuestion Offers Tips, Insights for Authors

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Since Karen is one of the early Kindle self-publishing success stories she offers great advice to authors:

* Successful Blog Commenting Strategies

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You should be a giver and receiver of comments, and if you plan well you will reap the benefits:

* Creating Powerful Content That Will Help You Sell Books

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Discover how you can create compelling content that readers will not only want to read, but that will also encourage them to buy your book:

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  1. Cyndi Silcott

    This was a very interesting read. I will definatly come back to your site and read more. Thanks

    • Paula

      Thanks Cyndi – we hope you’ll come back often!


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