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How to Market a Nonfiction Book: 5 Steps to Selling More Books

So, you’ve written a nonfiction book? Nice one! Give yourself a well-earned pat on the back, but don’t rest on your laurels just yet. Because there’s still a long road to achieving sales ahead, and the first step is to knuckle down and learn… how to market a nonfiction book.

In this post, we’ll draw from the wisdom and experience of countless nonfiction authors who have succeeded in publishing (and self-publishing) a book in this exciting digital age. By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to get your book in the hands of readers.

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6 Steps to Get Your Self-Published Book Into Libraries

Today’s post is by debut children’s author Ilham Alam (@IlhamAl50397575), whose rhyming picture book, Wonder Walk, is available now.

I’ve long dreamed of getting my book into the public libraries at home, in Canada. But because I published with a hybrid press for my debut children’s picture book, I had to do the work of getting the book into libraries myself.

With trial and error, I’ve identified six steps that have helped my book enter library circulation, even though I did not have the might of a traditional publisher’s marketing team, agent, or PR team.

While this worked for library systems in Ontario, Canada, the same steps should work for any local library system. I’m also sharing the template I used to approach libraries.

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how to automatically send an ebook to your email subscribers

Do you want to know how to send your free ebook to new subscribers?

Creating an ebook is one thing. But most bloggers struggle when it comes to delivering their ebook automatically.

So, in this guide, you’ll discover how to send your ebook to new subscribers on auto-pilot.

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How to Promote Your Blog: 26 Proven Tactics for 2019

There are many ways to promote your blog, but not all of them will be relevant or as dynamic as others, depending on your niche.

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What Can You Blog About When All the Good Ideas Are Already Taken?

The post appeared first on ProBlogger.

When you’re trying to come up with a great idea for a blog post, does it seem like every topic has already been done to death?

You might want to write about your ten favourite WordPress plugins. But a quick Google search shows there are dozens of similar posts.

Maybe you want to share your experience of raising children, but you know loads of blogs already covering similar ground.

Whatever your idea is, there’s a good chance there’s already something similar out there.

Here are five ways you can make the most of your idea, regardless of what’s been done before.

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How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress [Step-by-Step]

Maybe they have a general question, or perhaps they want to make inquiries about your products or services. Either way, a contact form lets them do that.

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What Is the Best Time to Publish a Blog Post? [UPDATED]

Is there a best time to post a blog? In this post, we examine the data so you’ll know the best time to publish a blog post for maximum traffic and shares.

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Protected: Blogging & Social Media For Authors – How to Rock Your Online World Without Losing Your Cool Workshop Notes 12/14/19 with @SylviaHubbard1

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Commenting on Blogs: The Easy Way for New Writers to Build Platform

  by Anne R. Allen.  I’ve seen a steep decline in the number of people commenting on blogs over the past few years. I’m not sure why that is. But commenting on blogs is still an easy, painless way to get your name into search engines and build an “author platform.”

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Self #Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter… The Bible for Self Publishers! #MustHave. Also @MarkCoker #Smashwords Resource

Just as promised from my last Periscope where we talked about paperback printing of a book, here is the Self Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter (RIP).

Click here:

Also someone mentioned they were having problems with their ebook formatting. I didn’t want to get off topic, but just check out the formatting guide from Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords and the most awesome guy I know. (Not just because he gives me nice royalty checks every 3 months either) LOL

Smashwords Style Guide – How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 1) Kindle Edition

(if you download it ON SMASHWORDS as a epub on your Android the Google store will open it right in your GoogleBooks Secton after the download is complete. Really cool)

Subscribe to my youtube channel if you missed the broadcast live or didn’t catch the replay.

Here’s more products that I offer as well

Author Starters Guide 

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Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback

Price: $20.00 USD



In this book you’ll find:

  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
    • Book Review Listings
    • African American Book Clubs
    • Book Blogger Listings
    • U.S. Public Library Listings




mini-guide-toselfpublishingw-freeresourceMini-Guide to Self Publishing – download

a guide to assist the writer in getting a touch of what it will take to publish their books…image091

Price: 0.00 USD




How2eBook&Market/BookBlog101/EngagingReaders Presentations

Three presentations to help authors publish and market their content on the Internet.
Files include a video 3 PDF Resources and 3 PowerPoint presentations.
Once you download the zip file, open and look for the file titled “Start Here.”
Happy Learning!

Price: 10.00 USD


21st Century Marketing For Authors Bundle w/Resource & Bonus!


21st Century Marketing for Authors gives beginning engagement tips and thorough knowledge of how to present yourself and your website in today’s world. Learn how to take the old and make it new, but what not to do anymore or what doesn’t work.

After The Book Marketing in the 21st Century – This is a basic resource sheet with links that are mentioned in the pdf and video.

The 21st Century Marketing video can be seen on YouTube for FREE at





This is a paperback ONLY with valuable resources for $5. 

Blogging 101 for Authors w/Resource Sheets



A beginner’s guide for Authors to learn how to blog. Grab the video from our YouTube channel and then follow along with the powerpoint. Also, includes 5 pages for resources sheets with links.

Price: $8.00 USD



Literary Empowerment Coaching Service

Are you frustrated and just need quick questions to all your eBook needs without breaking your bank?
Sylvia Hubbard has been in the eBook industry since 2000 and can become your eBook whisperer. Called an author’s best friend, she has spoken in the United States and Canada on Ebook Writing Publishing and Marketing. Let her spend a little time helping you get to your eBook Literary goals! For $75 dollars you will receive ONE HOUR of coaching and answers to your questions.

Price: $75.00 USD


The Deluxe Social Media Package will help readers and authors conquer the World Wide Web one day at a time. With Links, Resources and Powerpoint Presentations, participants can learn how to find ways to share their passion on the Internet and make money at the same time.

– Social Media for Authors & Readers Notes
– Blogging for Authors-Readers 101 Resource Sheet
– How to Grab Interviews using podcasts and Internet online Shows to increase sales

– Links to videos to help Readers and Authors master promotion, writing & marketing

Price: 9.00 USD 











Resources for Writing Publishing & Marketing Volume One 2018

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Resources for the writer and author needing quick links to their pressing questions.

1. Finding Publishers for Traditional Publishing

2. Spreading the word that my book is published

3. 1st Book, Not sure what to do Initially

4. Where should I end the book & how to prepare my manuscript for publishing?

5. Establishing an Author’s Platform and getting started

6. Strategies for increasing my eBook and online book sales

7. How to make time to write my book

8. Best marketing plan for my book

9. How to get book marketing plan to maximize the book’s sales and message



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