Quick Response Codes! I think they are also called 'Semapedia Tags'. They are those two-dimensional, square bar codes, with lots of tiny boxes, that can be read by most smart phones. You put them on physical things, like business cards, posters, t-shirts, books, stickers (to stick on things!), billboards, etc.
The smart phone user scans the code and POOF!!! There are a number of things that can happen! They can…Continue
Today I am not blogging about book marketing! Shocking, I know!!! Instead, I am posting about writing mechanics. So, here we go!
Show, don't tell is a direction often given to writers to…Continue
One of the best and cheapest ways to get your name and book out there is to trade with other authors. Yup, it is "I'll post your stuff on mine and you post my stuff on yours." First find authors who share a common genre or theme with you - targeting the right audience is key! Play nice and make friends with them! : )
If you want to add your genre and blog…Continue
Another way to market your book is to enter cover art contests! Wouldn't a cover art award be great to promote on your website? After you enter, make sure to spread the word everywhere so that you get lots of voters to the site(s)!!
Here are some I have found:Continue
Okay, today I am not going to overwhelm you with a huge post. Instead, I am going to overwhelm your marketing senses by sharing just a few great book marketing sites (informational sites, not 'pay me to market your book'). Just click on them and add them to your favorites, then browse at your leisure, or when you need info on a certain topic. Have fun!
Your book is out there, on bookstore shelves. Now what? Feel like taking a road trip? A great idea to sell books off of shelves is to go around to bookstores that stock your book and sign them. Books that are autographed sell better - an autograph adds value to your printed book - customers are drawn to them. The best time to do drive by signings is soon after your book is released.
Here's how to go about doing your own drive by book signings:
1) Order stickers…Continue