Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 1, 2014

by | Sep 5, 2014 | Book Marketing Basics, Social Media for Authors

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Here are some hot topics in book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others, that will provide some valuable tips and resources. The issues covered include top 30 websites for indie authors, tools to help indie authors find readers, an update on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, and more. Happy marketing!


* Top 30 Websites for Indie Authors

There’s a lot of great advice out there for authors, and this is a list of blogs and bloggers that offer some really useful information on a regular basis. Be sure to check these sites out:

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* Put Calls to Action in the Back Of Your Books to Sell More Books 

This form of marketing is a great way to connect with your readers and ask them to take action. Learn what you can include in the back of your book:

* 8 Important Questions to Ask Before You Publish Your Book

When you ask (and answer) the right questions, you’ll know if it’s a good time to publish. And, you’ll be able to focus your marketing efforts:

* The Top 10 Publishing Mistakes Every Author Should Avoid

All authors should be aware of these issues before publishing a book:

* 6 Ways the Pros Solve Writers Block 

Has your writing muse gone on vacation? It can happen, but learn what the pros do when the words aren’t flowing:

* 110+ Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers/Reviewers

This list is a great resource (and it’s updated too!):

* 10 Social Media Rules Every Author Needs to Know

Get a rundown of basic social media etiquette for authors:

* Taking a Closer Look at Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

This is a nice overview of how the program works, along with pros and cons of joining Kindle Unlimited:


  1. Carol Tice | Make a Living Writing

    Thanks for including my roundup post! I see some other links in here I’m off to check out. I actually just had one commenter on my blog mention your site, so I’m glad to have a chance to check it out.

    • Paula

      We’re happy to include such a good post, and we hope you enjoy the rest of the tips!

  2. Sarah Allen

    Hi! Just wanted to thank you guys so much for these weekly round-ups. They are so useful and practical. Quick, helpful advice you can immediately take into account. So thank you!

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

    • Paula

      Thank you, Sarah! We really appreciate the feedback – we do the round-up to provide some great tips people may have missed, and we’re so happy that you enjoy them.


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