Book Promotion

Ta Da! E-books are great tools for promotion

Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson There may be as many different kinds of electronic books as you’re likely to find of the more substantial kind in bookstores. There you see hardcover books, trade paperbacks, mass market paperbacks, books bound with twirly wires, pop-up books, large-print books, tactile books and more. E-books are…

Q&A: Using Twitter to Market Your Book

On 16th of Feb. we had an interesting and informative webinar about Using Twitter on Market Your Book. Our panel consisted of Carolyn-Howard Johnson (author of the HowToDoItFrugally series), Joel Friedlander (proprietor of Marin Bookworks), Laurel Marshfield (professional writer, ghostwriter and developmental editor), Phyllis Zimbler Miller (co-founder of Miller Mosaic…

5 Basic Facebook Fundamentals for Authors

Guest Expert: Teresa Morrow The statistics continue to rise regarding the importance of social media marketing, such as Facebook, for authors. The power of Facebook allows a more direct connection with the author creating a more personal experience for any avid reader. By implementing the following basic fundamentals, Facebook can showcase…

Readers Who “Like” You, or Readers Who “Friend” You — Which Is Better?

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield This year, Facebook topped 550 million members. If it were a country, Facebook would be the third largest in the world (ahead of the United States, in fourth place with a mere 309 million). Impressive numbers, but why should that interest authors – interest you as…

Five Ways Authors Can Promote Books on Facebook

Expert: Dana Lynn Smith Facebook is the second most popular website in the U.S. (after Google), accounting for about 10 percent of all online usage. Bottom line: if your potential customers are on Facebook, you should be there too. Here are some suggestions for getting the most from this powerful…

Getting Social Without Getting Out from Behind Your Computer

Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson This article is for writers. It is especially for shy writers but anyone who has been putting off joining Facebook will benefit. I’ll tell you right up front. I’m a Facebook fan. And I hate the idea of being a fan of anybody or anything. I’m a…

How Authors Can Use Facebook Pages for Their Book Marketing

Expert: Phyllis Zimbler Miller With over 500 million members worldwide Facebook is a social media giant. And, as such, this is one online place that book authors should definitely be hanging out. First, though, let’s clarify a couple of things because Facebook is very sensitive to misuse of its site.…

“GET ME ON OPRAH!”: When and How To Create Your Official Publicity and Marketing Plan

“GET ME ON OPRAH!”: When and How To Create Your Official Publicity and Marketing Plan

by Arielle Ecksut & David Henry Sterry, authors of “The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully” We’ve been to almost 50 states talking to thousands of authors—amateurs and professionals—and we’re still shocked that one particular fantasy…

TGIF Book Marketing Tips: The Importance of LinkedIn Profiles for Book Authors

Guest Expert: Phyllis Zimbler Miller The professional social networking site LinkedIn.com is currently considered by many, including me, as one of the big three of social media sites (the other two being Twitter and Facebook). Yes, there are other sites appropriate for various social networking connections, and particularly YouTube can…

Book Marketing Mondays: Building Your Author Platform

Guest Expert: Dana Lynn Smith As a book author, you’ve probably seen the term author platform used a lot, but you may be wondering: what is a platform, how do I get one, and when should I begin? Your author platform determines your reach in the marketplace and it’s important…

TGIF Book Marketing Tips: Publicity is FREE: 15 Commandments for Getting In on the Ride

Guest Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson An Excerpt from THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON’T A huge retailer once said that advertising works, we just don’t know how, why, or where it works best. What we do know is that advertising’s less mysterious cousin, publicity, works even…

Mid-Week Book Marketing Tips: Personality Promotion: An Author’s Best Friend

Mid-Week Book Marketing Tips: Personality Promotion: An Author’s Best Friend

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield You’ve heard the numbers. Over a million new books were published last year, in this country alone. The numbers for 2010, when tallied, will be even more daunting. And that’s not including eBooks. So what do these numbers mean for authors? One thing they mean is…

Book Marketing Mondays: Authors & Marketers: The 5 Most Asked Questions Answered

Guest Expert: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen Throughout the year, I have had many opportunities to submit and host interviews. Some have been author focused…others have been market focused…and yet, my favorite is a blend. Perhaps it’s time not to consider both as separate. Wouldn’t your life be a lot easier if you…

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