(Can I say BALLS on here? Oh well! Sorry to offend anyone!)
The first thing you need to do is write a release!!! eHow had the best information:
1) All press releases should begin with contact information for you, your agent, publisher or public relations firm. Be sure to include all snail mail and email addresses as well as firm,…Continue
Well, we all know the saying, you gotta spend money to make money. So there comes a point in develping a marketing plan for your book that you need to decide if you will pay for advertising. If so, how much?? And where??
One place to order advertisements to appear on other sites is BLOGADS - an ad broker of sorts - one account for as many blogs that you want to advertise on…Continue
I am so thankful that Terri Main has let me post her wonderful article about Twitter!!! I hope you find it as useful as I did! THANKS TERRI!!!
TWITTER 101 by Terri Main
First, think about twitter like a scaled down facebook with just a newsfeed. Each status is just 140 characters. It's an announcement service so to speak, although what you are announcing may range from how you are feeling to prayer requests to a new blog post to a sales message (be careful of…Continue
This post will take a closer look at book blog tours. According to author Alyice Edrich, "Blogs...can easily be found through the search engines and often have a loyal base of readers. And more importantly, they’re viral. Great posts are often picked up by other bloggers and linked to through articles and websites. You can take advantage of the power of blogs by going on a virtual book tour." Source: Host Your Own Event: Take a Blog Tour…Continue
The main place I go to order any printed material is Vistaprint.com. Open a free account and get on their email list. They send out weekly emails with huge specials in them - usually FREE postcards, business cards, fliers, invitations, etc. There are so many options, and creating your personalized bling is very easy! You can use their stock images or upload your own. They do have a small upload fee, but you don't have to pay it until you actually checkout where you order an item that…Continue
Hi Authors! For my second post, here is a list of 14 book review blogs (some geared towards YA and fantasy), which collectively have over 50,000 followers! I researched about 500 book blogs and these were the ones with the most followers and current activity. Try to contact these sites first to review your new or upcoming release for some widespread exposure! Good Luck! JanContinue
In preparing for the February, 2012 release of my YA contemporary romantic fantasy VEILED VIRTUES by Muse It Up Publishing, I created a marketing plan that I would like to share, and if it is beneficial to anyone, please comment! Also, if you have other ideas, please let us know by sharing via a comment. Many of these are free!!! I will be posting other helpful information soon, so please friend / follow me to get the latest scoop!
1) Generate buzz / author recognition via…Continue