We are coming closer to the release of the book, so prepare to be teased.…Continue
Added by E Gerds on November 19, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Okay, it’s time to take a break from working to get back to blogging :) I have been tagged by Katie S. Pendergrass for The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. The “rules” are to answer 10 questions about my work-in-progress. I have two work-in-progresses, so I will choose Chronicles of a Troubled Girl for this blog hop.
1. What is the working title of your book?
Chronicles of a Troubled Girl: A…
Added by Christine Rice on October 20, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
In part 2, I covered email communication with bloggers and how to maintain an effective “contacts” list in your email program. In today’s post, I will discuss: how to schedule blog tour posting dates with bloggers, how to keep track of the blogs and dates for the tour, how to network and market the start of the tour, how to begin the blog tour, and how to promote the blog tour.
The way that I scheduled posting dates for the tour, and had no conflicting dates where two people wanted…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on October 13, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments
I first met J M Leitch when I reviewed her book, The Zul Enigma. She contacted me on Goodreads and asked if I would review her book. After checking out her book, I was thrilled and said yes. I reviewed her book in August, and you can read the review…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on October 9, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments
Many authors focus on social media to the exclusion of traditional media when promoting their books. I've incorporated both in my overall book promotion and marketing. With seven novels published and an eighth coming out in January, I've accumulated some knowledge about working with the media that's worked for me. I've been interviewed by several daily newspapers across the country as well as appeared on radio and television.
I took a brief break from my blog to guest blog on Build…Continue
Added by Michael Murphy on August 3, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
There are nuggets from Seth Godin's mind which are apropos to the shift in marketing we see today. He says, "If long stories are so great, how come we spend all our lives working for the short ones?"
As authors, you are in the business of penning the stories we read, enjoy, and from which we learn and see our world differently. Marketing your book is the same, but it's a different story -- a story you must commit to the long haul for it…Continue
Added by Rodger D. Johnson on August 2, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments
“I like to read real books.”
“I only sell real books.”
As a person who is constantly working to promote authors’ and publishers’ digital content, these are a couple statements I hear frequently when I engage prospective customers. Sometimes I respond with a simple smile and shrug my shoulders. Sometimes I ask them, “what makes a book real?”
Regardless of how I respond, the conversation typically ends there. I’m…Continue
Added by Lucas Beechinor on May 20, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments
Just sign up and submit your blurb, or fill out the form without signing up and someone will submit on your behalf. Simple. Free.
Added by Rainy Kaye on May 8, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Okay, I'm finally getting it. You want to be an author? So you sit down and compose a masterpiece. You find an enthusiastic publisher to get you out there, and then you sit back and collect the royalties. Nope. You've only done half your work. Now the real work begins. Whatever your publisher might do marketing your book - that is just not enough these days. All the old models of selling books no longer apply. What you really need to do is market yourself. It is up to you,…Continue
Added by Jon McDonald on April 23, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments
I've come to a curious place. I'm not sure where to go with this blog. I've covered a lot of the topics I wanted to cover in my experience with writing, and there is not a lot to report just now on the launch of the print version of my novel Divas Never Flinch. I have completed the review of the print version and it is now back in the hands of my publisher. They have their own mysteries about the procession of the next steps. All I know for certain is that they will be ordering…Continue
Added by Jon McDonald on April 13, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
How to Make a Book Trailer by Nancy J. Cohen
Would you like to be able to create your own book trailer in Windows Movie Maker to save money and to maintain control over your project? If so, be prepared to spend time on a learning curve. The first effort is the hardest, but then you’ll know what to do for subsequent books. Just follow these steps for Windows 7 and you’re on your…Continue
Added by Nancy J. Cohen on March 28, 2012 at 6:11am — No Comments
I would like to introduce you to Rachel Abbott, the best selling author of Only The Innocent. Only The Innocent is a complex psychological thriller available in all eformats. Rachel generously shares in-depth advice for indie authors on her website and in this interview. Without further ado, I give you, Rachel Abbott, in her own words.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez on March 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
I learn from everyone who blogs, tweets and posts. I picked up a random tip today and downloaded the SocialBro app for Twitter. I will admit, I didn't "get" Twitter for a long time. All I saw was a one-dimensional world.
SocialBro has opened my eyes! When I got my Twitter account, I was only seeing the tip of the iceberg. SocialBro is exposing the massivity of this thing (I know massivity is…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez on March 18, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments
Via Twitter, I discovered World Literacy Cafe. I'm just getting to know this site. It's reputable and offers a lot for authors and readers.
World Literacy Cafe offers free and paid promotions from author interviews, character interviews, social media blitzes, book reviews, new release promotions and more.…
Added by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez on March 17, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments
Here are my 4 ways authors and small biz can increase revenue by using social media. My special package Body Heat is a smart and economically viable marketing investment.
1. A Facebook fan page helps tremendously because that’s where your customer base resides. You can find them in groups, friend search, news feeds,…Continue
Added by Rod Hope on March 15, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Like many I waited with anticipation that 19th day in which my POD publisher informed me my book was now “LIVE” to…Continue
Added by Deborah L. Parker on March 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I'm sure many of you, like me, have a Twitter account. I am able to check it a couple of times during the day and I try to post a couple of tweets. However, I feel that I am missing a large portion of my followers by not being able to have a greater presence. So, I joined (for free) www.SocialOomph.com. There are other sites out there, and I do not endorse or promote Social Oomph, it is just the first one I have tried out.
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on February 23, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments
COMPREHENSIVE BOOK MARKETING PLAN
I have updated a post I did awhile back. I hope everyone finds it useful! Jan
Start 6-12 months ahead of publishing!!!
1) Join Social Networks, then start a presence (ie: post useful stuff!) and add connections through:
(and yes, start a spreadsheet with all of your usernames and…Continue
How to Make Your Own Video Trailer!
The following post is by Joanna Penn and is located on page 26 of Savvy Book Marketing Secrets, a FREE ebook available when you sign up for the Book Marketing Maven's newsletter - I highly recommend it!…Continue
I'm scared to check my Amazon Kindle Stats. If there are no sales I'll be depressed. If there are thousands of sales, I'll worry that I became someone else when I wasn't looking.
Trying to earn a living as a freelance marketing communications writer leaves me too little time to work on marketing my Kindle book. Why can't someone pay me to market my book full-time? Is that a Catch-22 of sorts?
I avoided self-publishing for the last 20 years (primarily because I…Continue
Added by Joel Samberg on February 6, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments