Marketing Tidbits for Authors


Marketing Tidbits for Authors

This is the place to share and learn what marketing efforts are successful and how best to promote you and your book!  Please share information and sources you found to be helpful!

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Wow, just visited this site and it is perfect for self-pubs and traditional as well!!!  Lots of great info here!

Discussion Forum

What marketing have you done ...success? 8 Replies

Hello all! I am a self-published author. I just released my second book and I am wondering what marketing strategies you have implemented and best ROI?Do you have sites you've used that are worth your investment? Have you tried offering a free book?…Continue

Started by Adrian W. Lilly. Last reply by Jackie Weger Jan 5.

Need a book trailer but don't want want to break the bank?

Check it out: I'm excited about my brand new book trailer and I know Christian Women Affiliate can make you a book trailer that will leave you as excited as I am. We can work with you to create a stunning high quality video that promotes your work…Continue

Started by Heather Randall May 26, 2013.

Should I publish short stories individually or in a collection? 1 Reply

I'm curious to hear the community's thoughts on this one.  I know that the more offerings a writer has, the more sales he/she can expect.  I was considering putting together a collection of short stories, but I've heard from many recently that…Continue

Started by Paul D. Dail. Last reply by E Gerds Feb 6, 2013.

Guess What??? new post! please check it out and let me know what you think thank you,Adessa Continue

Started by ADESSA KINGSBURY Nov 9, 2011.

Love and Acceptance

Hey everyone, i posted a new blog on my book for girls that are looking for themselves through unhealthy relationships and drugs. please check…Continue

Started by ADESSA KINGSBURY Nov 2, 2011.

QR Codes! Get your own and use them in your marketing! (It's FREE!) 2 Replies

On my Blog: QR Codes! (those little squares with lots of tiny squares in them that smart phones can scan!) Create them free online and then put them to use!…Continue

Started by Jan Fischer Wade. Last reply by Jan Fischer Wade Oct 29, 2011.

Love and Acceptance

I have updated my book with the last relationship that effected me the most. Please read it and comment, follow, spread it. please check it out!Continue

Started by ADESSA KINGSBURY Oct 21, 2011.

How long for a synopsis? 8 Replies

Looking for as many of you to chime in on this one as possible, then I'll find the median :) I know there are many different schools of thought on this, but I've been following the "if you get 'em with a good one page query letter, you can have a…Continue

Started by Paul D. Dail. Last reply by Jan Fischer Wade Oct 18, 2011.

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Comment by Margaret Literary Chanteuse on January 3, 2014 at 4:40pm

Here's an easy way to showcase you, your business or books to thousands of people! In conjunction with the RNC Romance Novel Convention ( )  InD’tale magazine ( will be presenting the RONE awards ceremony, honoring the best in indie and small published novels from this past year.
 A great opportunity for promotion! We are looking for companies to help sponsor this acclaimed event.

Comment by Margaret Literary Chanteuse on November 28, 2013 at 1:44pm

Sale at InD'tale Magazine! Buy one ad get the 2nd FREE! (of equal or lesser value)Only to the end of the week! Let's get those books selling!

Comment by Kimberly Fujioka on March 21, 2013 at 5:10pm

I am a professional reviewer. Reviewer for Authorsden

I can review your book and post the review on Amazon and B&N and Goodreads.

Comment by Krystal Milton on March 21, 2013 at 1:35pm

DWED- Defining Women’s Evolution in Discovery Blog

Is looking to book the following:


-         Guest Posts

-         Author Spotlights on our Newcomer Monday’s meme

-         Cover Reveals

-         Author Interviews

-         Author Introductions our Newcomer Monday’s meme

-         Book Trailers- on our Book Trailer Tuesday’s meme

-         Giveaways on a monthly basis

-         We will be a host on your blog tour!


We do Book Reviews as well!

Check out the blog and fill out our contact form for us to feature you!

Comment by Judith Marshall on February 27, 2013 at 2:16pm
Comment by Linda Boulanger on October 24, 2012 at 10:51am

One of the best "marketing tools" is your book cover. Today, I'm guest blogging at The Word Shark, sharing information about designing book covers (including some great places to get truly free images).

Comment by Rachel Marks on October 17, 2012 at 5:01am

Are you a Mid Grade, YA or New Adult author looking to have a blog tour organized for you?  Well look no further!  Check out Young Adult Novel Reader Blog Tours.  I have several tour packages available that can fit into any author's budget.  I am booking now for tours starting in January! 

Comment by Pandora Poikilos on March 17, 2012 at 7:32pm

Blog hosts needed for various genres. 

Each blog host will receive a $5 Amazon gift card or cash via PayPal. This is not a raffle - the more you host, the more you win. 

For more info and to sign up, please go to

Comment by aparajita basu on March 2, 2012 at 1:40pm

TOURZ DE CODEX - Virtual book Tours, Mass Reviews...we are signing for the end of April and the May slot [FOR SOMETHING YOUNG ADULT/SCI-FI/HISTORICAL FICTION] -

The Virtual Book Tour empowers authors to connect their books with interested readers through the medium of weblogs and personal websites.

In a nutshell, a Virtual Book Tour consists of an author "stopping" at a given number of websites in a given about of time, the same as they would do at bookstores during a real world tour. At these stops, the author may be interviewed, may take over the site for a day and blog themselves, may answer questions from readers, get their book reviewed or do all four.

So with an affordable amount, we at Tourz de Codex strive to offer the best services to our host and clients alike.
Comment by Patricia Maxey on February 28, 2012 at 4:50pm

My new and true autobiography entitled "Born in Betrayal" is now available @ I believe that it will literally change the lives of all who read it. I am a survivor, and my message is one of faith, strength, and hope. We all have a story to tell, but the beauty of life is sharing experiences and possibly encouraging someone else in their journey. God Bless you all. Yours, The Germantown Angel. I am also looking for a movie deal. My dream is for the world to be able to hear my tale, and experience the joys of freedom, trust, and love.


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