If you’re a self-publishing author, you know how much work there is to do not only getting your book out into the world, but getting it noticed. You might sometimes feel overwhelmed, but this handy checklist can help. Did you remember to create a business plan for your book? Do you have business cards to [Read More…]
We all know how beneficial online marketing can be for getting the word out about our books, but children’s books are a little different. Since children probably don’t actively use the internet or social media, it’s a little harder to reach them. One of the best ways to sell children’s books is in person, and [Read More…]
Many people think they HAVE to use social media to market their book, but the problem with thinking that way is that it becomes too sales-like.
It might sound like the opposite of what you’re trying to accomplish, but sometimes it might help you to give away free books. Did you know that some of the most successful authors give away their book? KDP Select offers the option to give away free books for five days, which can tend to generate [Read More…]
The thing about writers is that we tend to write a book that we want to write, without most of the time considering what people want to read.
This article explains the concept of speed marketing, which, much like speed dating can get you on the fast track to marketing your book.
There’s a good chance you’re spending more time being concerned with marketing for your book than how it actually relates to sales. In this article, they explain the difference between the two, and much more, which is very beneficial for all authors. Read the full story here :: Marketing VS Sales With Jim Kukral
If you think people don’t judge a book by its cover, you are wrong. Your book cover is what people see first, and thus, what they judge the rest of the book will be like. So how do you decide which book cover version to choose? Assuming you have two variations, this article explains how [Read More…]
On March 11th, authors will be able to Tweet their book pitches to agents using the hashtag #PitMad. You must also hashtag your genre such as #YA for Young Adult, #NF for Non-Fiction, #R for Romance, etc., and are only allowed two Tweet pitches per hour, per manuscript. For more information and tips on creating [Read More…]
Online multimedia such as video and podcasts are amongst some of the top marketing trends, especially for books.