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.
Creating the perfect first line is extremely important, and can make or break a book purchase immediately. Stephen King reportedly will spend months, even years developing a first line for a book, that’s how important he thinks it is! The first line should do four things; tell the plot of the story, tell something about [Read More…]
There are plenty of tips for marketing, promoting, and publicizing your author business, but sometimes all you need is that one great tip to really get you going. This article offers tips from Nick Stephenson that are commended as being very useful. Nick Stephenson is a bestselling thriller author, and creator of Your First 10,000 [Read More…]
Whenever someone sees a movie that is based off of a book they’ve read, they typically always say “the book was better than the movie”. Although sometimes movies offer the visual effects that we don’t necessarily get from books, it’s also tricky because everyone has a different vision. Without seeing the character before reading the [Read More…]
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.
If you’ve already written a book, one of the best things you can do is write a sequel, unless of course, the first book was a dud. But whether you write novels or non-fiction books, having one already out there is a great tool for getting started on a second version, especially since you already [Read More…]
If you’ve thought about looking into publishing instead of self-publishing, check out this article first. It explains how not everybody in the publishing industry had your best interests at heart, and it’s very easy to get scammed. That’s because a lot of publishers can make a lot of money by convincing you to pay them [Read More…]