Book Marketing

Stop Press! The Hunger Games Festival is Coming Soon on Freado.com!

Stop Press! The Hunger Games Festival is Coming Soon on Freado.com!

What is it? An online book festival for fans of the Hunger Games trilogy with over 30 prizes to be won in 21 days. If you are a BookBuzzr Pro Author targeting the teen or YA market, this is a fantastic opportunity to find new readers for your book. When…

What Can I DO With My App & Where are Marketplaces?

What Can I DO With My App & Where are Marketplaces?

Guest Expert: Aggie Villanueva What Can I DO With My App? You MARKET, just as you do with your websites online. Notice one of the sections in my app image to the left is the “Library,” where I sell my books. (In-depth marketing capabilities later in this series.) Apps gather…

Announcing the New Landing Page Widget Technology from BookBuzzr

At BookBuzzr, we’ve been working for over 2 years with thousands of authors with just one goal in mind – get them to find more readers and sell more books through the use of innovative technologies. Our research showed that one of the major challenges an author faces is in…

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.…

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