Marketing Tips

Book Awards and Reviews: How to Promote a Self Published Book Through Accolades
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Today, Hannah Jacobson, Founder of Book Award Pro, sheds light on the immense power of book awards and reviews in supporting self-published authors. Sharing valuable insights from her unique vantage point in the industry, she illustrates how these accolades are pivotal in authenticating the quality of an author’s work, turbo-charging marketing efforts, and unearthing thrilling professional opportunities. read more
Author Street Teams: Building a Bookish Community
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Street teams. Don’t you just love that term? Picture it – people hitting the streets to deliver the news about your book! Learn how to find, connect, and nurture these teams to promote your work and deepen your connection with your audience. read more
Engaging with Book Bloggers and Influencers as an Indie Author
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As an independent author, or any author for that matter, it’s easy to get lost in the vast landscape of the literary world. The writing part of your job is only half the battle; the other half is getting your book into the hands of readers. But how? One effective way to increase your reach and impact is by building relationships with book bloggers and influencers. Let’s take a look. read more
Making the Most of Your Bio
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One of writing’s basic tenets is to use specifics to help create an image. Today Carolyn Howard Johnson shares tips on making the most of your bio. read more
Self-Publishing: Commit to the Long Game
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Before you crank out press releases or update your social media accounts, here’s why a commitment to the long game is the indie author’s best bet for reaching their target markets. read more
Tips for Shy Authors
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Are you a shy author? If so, you’re not alone. Many authors are introverted, preferring to write but not market their books. Nonetheless, if no effort is made to market the books, no one will read them, and even a bashful author will be the best salesperson for their book. The good news is meeting readers is not as difficult or frightening as you may fear. read more
Don’t Send Mixed Marketing Messages: Being Absolutely Clear on What Your Book is About
Don’t Send Mixed Marketing Messages: Being Absolutely Clear on What Your Book is About 1024 576 Reader Views
Authors put a great deal of time into the actual writing and publishing of their book. Of course—that’s the point! But it doesn’t end there, and unfortunately it’s all too easy to lose some of that verve when it comes to marketing that book. Mixed messages about the book can result in lost sales, especially if readers are not clear what the book is about. read more
Navigating Bookstagram for Indie Authors
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Bookstagram is an niche community for readers, authors, publishers – everyone in the literary world. Today award-winning author and poet, Rae Scott, shares some tips on navigating the #bookstagram world on the aesthetically pleasing Instagram social networking platform as an Indie Author. read more
Assertive Promotion: Going from Shy to Shameless
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I don’t know about all other authors, but my biggest challenge in marketing my book was myself. Although, those who know me well will disagree with me, I am socially impaired. Here are some tips which helped me in my journey from shy to shameless promoting. read more
Are You Making the Most of Your Promotional Opportunities?
Are You Making the Most of Your Promotional Opportunities? 1024 576 Reader Views
Independent bookstores, chains, and cultural outlets offer writers opportunities to show our books and generate sales. Whether they’re called author signings, author events, or store promotions, these exposures are excellent opportunities to boost book sales. read more