Using mind maps to write & finish your book on time

Using mind maps to write & finish your book on time

Guest Expert: Roger C. Parker Time management plays a crucial, but often over-looked, role in writing and publishing success. Authors absolutely, positively must finish the first draft of their book on time. A 90% complete manuscript is not enough! The first draft has to be finished before the manuscript can…

What is an App & Why Do I Need One?

Guest Expert: Aggie Villanueva What is an App? Apps are short for mobile application programs that are created to replace internet websites/blogs for smartphone users. Along with the ability to purchase your books/products, apps offer the reader something for free, just as your sites/blogs do on the internet. This gives…

Why the Amazon KDP Select DOES NOT Affect BookBuzzr Authors

UPDATE – FEB 5, 2012 We’ve received an email from an author who received an email directly from Amazon mentioning that it is okay to put up an excerpt of your book. Specifically, the email says, “You may offer a sample, excerpt or teaser of your KDP Select-enrolled book on…

When Will the eBook Expressway  Explode Sales for Nonfiction  – as It Has for Fiction?

When Will the eBook Expressway Explode Sales for Nonfiction – as It Has for Fiction?

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield eBook Writer In the mid-1960s, the Beatles recorded “Paperback Writer,” a song that could be said to mirror the controlled frenzy currently surrounding eBooks. Why so? With its good-natured satire, the song lends a soundtrack to the hopes that many authors have for this new publishing…

Do the Number of Facebook Fans on Your Fan Page Matter?

An author recently asked the following question on the BookBuzzr Pro Authors Forum: What kind of impact does the number of Facebook fans have on your book sales? To answer this question let’s do a thought experiment: Consider two authors of the same genre, both of whom are equally unknown…

Conducting a Virtual Book Tour for Your eBook: The Secret for Getting your eBook Seen by Thousands of New Readers!

Conducting a Virtual Book Tour for Your eBook: The Secret for Getting your eBook Seen by Thousands of New Readers!

Guest Expert: D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed. and Author of Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online. You may be familiar with the concept of a traditional book tour. This is where the author travels from city to city, or state to state, signing books and doing…

Kindle Direct Publishing: The KDP Select Program from Amazon

Kindle Direct Publishing: The KDP Select Program from Amazon

Guest Expert: Michelle Hughes As an exclusive Amazon user I was very interested in the debut kdp Select program that was unveiled this month. This program boasted of allowing authors the opportunity to distribute books through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, earn royalties from a new source, promote their books…

Amazon Still Deleting Books and Reviews Inexplicably. Or is There an Explanation?

Amazon Still Deleting Books and Reviews Inexplicably. Or is There an Explanation?

Guest Expert: Aggie Villanueva Are We Unintentionally in Violation? Are Amazon book and review deletions actually inexplicable? I’ve been following the controversy about Amazon deleting thousands of book reviews, even authors’ entire books, with no explanation to them other than that they are in violation of Amazon rules. See Reviews…

Resolutions: Tis the Season for Supporting the Industry

Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson Aha! It is resolution time! I’d love to give authors advice on setting goals for the New Year. Here’s the thing: I’ve done that and—in the doing of it—realize that no one author can help another set goals because each author and each title is so different.…

Q&A: How to Launch an eBook

On 7th of December, we had an interesting and informative webinar about ‘How to Launch an eBook’. Our panel consisted of D’vorah Lansky (M.Ed. and Author of Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online), Phyllis Zimbler Miller (co-founder of Miller Mosaic Power Marketing) and Penny…

Got White Papers? ::  How Nonfiction Authors  Can Use “Nutritional Content”  to Attract a Zillion Readers — Give or Take

Got White Papers? :: How Nonfiction Authors Can Use “Nutritional Content” to Attract a Zillion Readers — Give or Take

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield The Da Vinci Code Model Around Christmastime, a number of years ago, I was browsing at a local Borders bookstore (now, sadly, extinct), looking for, among other things, thrillers by the mega-bestselling author, Dan Brown. A client of mine wanted to construct his thriller-in-progress in the…

New Year’s Resolutions for Marketing Your Book: Say Yes to New Things

Guest Expert: Phyllis Zimbler Miller Thanks to the Internet, the release date of our published or self-published books no longer matter as long as the books are available online. We can continue to market our books indefinitely. And this is a great time of year to look ahead and commit…

Have a Holly Jolly Promotion Season for Your Book

Or How to Jazz Up a Writing Career with Holiday Promotions Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson Have you heard of The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans? It was originally self-published. Evans believed in himself (and his book) when big publishers didn’t. When it did well, “lo and behold,” as they say…

How to Create Terrific Content for Your Virtual Book Tour

How to Create Terrific Content for Your Virtual Book Tour

Today’s guest post from Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer, is part of the virtual book tour for her newest book marketing guide, Virtual Book Tour Magic. Whether you’re writing articles or doing interviews, a virtual book tour is your opportunity to shine in front of a targeted audience…

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