Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of July 4, 2011

by | Jul 8, 2011 | Book Marketing Basics, Social Media for Authors

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Take a look at this week’s roundup of book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include tips for book signing success; how to use social media to launch your book; why Kindle for the Web is a useful tool; ways to make sure reporters read your pitch – and much more! Happy marketing!

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* 9 Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Book

Hitting The New Retweet Button

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Let people know about your book before it’s even published using these online promotion techniques:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/9-ways-to-use-social-media-to-launch-a-book/

* 5 Tips for a Successful Book Signing

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at a book signing.

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Put in a little work ahead of time and you’ll be much more likely to have a successful event:

http://www.sellingbooks.com/5-tips-for-a-successful-book-signing/

* 10 Reasons Why Your Pitch to Reporters Gets Deleted

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At least 50% of emails to the media don’t make it; they are deleted instead. Learn how to break through:

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-secrets-to-pitching-reporters-when-no-one-knows-who-the-hell-you-are-2011-6?op=1

* What It Takes To Crack The Bestseller Lists (And Why You Might Not Want To)

Books

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Making the list is tricky, but there are things you should know about the process so you can decide if it’s worth your time to even try:

http://amarketingexpert.com/from-book-to-bestseller-what-it-takes-to-crack-the-list-and-why-you-might-not-want-to/

* How Authors Can use Kindle for the Web

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Authors can share the first chapter of their book with this tool that doesn’t require users to leave their web browser. This has many useful benefits:

http://www.publetariat.com/sell/kindle-web-how-it-can-be-used-authors

* How Pitching Your Book Regionally Can Lead to Success

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Your local media can and should be a vital part of your marketing efforts:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/why-regional-pitching-can_b_890022.html

* 21 Dangerous Blogging Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

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If your blogging efforts aren’t leading to the results you want, learn what you should do to find success:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/21-dangerous-blogging-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them/

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2 Comments

    • Paula

      Steph,

      Thanks for reading, and for taking the time to comment. We’re glad you found the tips useful!

      Reply

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