What if I told you there was an easy and effective way to network with big blogs and big industry names without ever having to leave your house? Maybe you’re thinking “oh, I’ll just follow them on Twitter” and while that’s a good book promotion idea, it’s also passive. Good book marketing requires a more active approach. So, let’s explore how you can do that.
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Book club marketing can yield lots of new readers for your book. All authors should consider the benefit of including questions within their book or on their website. Beyond that, various strategies can be employed to connect with book clubs.
To help with that process, I’ve written a free 22-page booklet, An Author’s Guide to Book Clubs, that contains hundreds of questions an author, book club leader, or teacher can use to spur literature discussion. Use them as is or tailor as desired. Tips are also included for contacting and visiting book clubs as well. This sign-up incentive is truly one of a kind. Enjoy!
We have a phrase that we say quite a bit around our house: progress, not perfection. It’s something that I have to say to myself daily. It’s the things that we work on consistently and strive for that make us better and how we see results.
One of the best things an author can do to implement that progress and see real results from their work is to have a plan. Many times when authors are just starting out or if they are looking to take things to the next level, it’s difficult to know what changes they need to make.
So I thought I would share 10 applicable and doable tasks that you can put into practice to grow your online presence and make a big impact.
Book Marketing Pro Tip! How to Market Your Book to Indie Bookstores
With chain bookstores ever-dwindling, it’s a great time to consider marketing your book to an independent bookstore. Haven’t considered it yet? Maybe it’s time that you did. Bookstores, whether just for stocking or for events, can be a great book marketing goal. They are also a great way to get in front of more readers as well as build your local tribe.
Not sure where to start? Let’s have a look at some things you’ll want to know, before you start pitching.
By Frances Caballo
On March 1st, Pew Research Center released its newest report on social media use.
As everyone would expect, YouTube and Facebook lead the pack, capturing a good portion of Internet users.
But not far behind, with an estimated 800 million users as of September 2017 (Statista), Instagram proves that it’s continuing to flourish.
If you’ve never used Instagram, I recommend that you read an earlier post I wrote for Joel Friedlander titled Instagram Primer for Indie Authors. Since that time there have been a few changes: Instagram is more nimble on desktop computers, and you can now schedule posts without reminder notifications with most scheduling applications if you have a business account.
But today we’re going to be more concerned with growing your Instagram account.
The 13 Pre-Order Strategies That Increase Book Sales
f your first question is: What is a pre-order campaign? then you’re in the right place. If you’ve done a pre-order campaign in the past but it wasn’t successful, then you’re also in the right place. Below are the 13 strategies that will ensure success when it comes to selling your books.
Including pre-order campaigns in your author marketing plan is a great way to build buzz. Additionally, it’s an excellent excuse to engage fans and draw in new ones. And perhaps most importantly, pre-orders can prove very lucrative for sales, when done right.
It’s important to note that a lot of these strategies include a request that people email you a copy of their Amazon receipt in exchange for an offer or prize. Not only is this a simple way to verify who’s really buying, you get the added bonus of building your mailing list with their email addresses. A mailing list (and subsequently, your newsletter) is an author marketing goldmine when it comes to opening doors to sell more books.
When you’re just starting out as a public speaker, it can be a challenge to find actual speaking gigs. In the past, speakers had to rely on sending out cold emails or reaching out to former colleagues to get invites to industry events and conferences.
But social media has made finding speaking gigs far simpler.
Here are some ways you can begin leveraging social media to land speaking gigs:
read more http://www.jeffbullas.com/get-more-speaking-gigs/