Tag Archives: book promotion

51 books on book marketing that will grow your author platform 800%

Below are some of the books I read in 2014 and found useful. [ReviewAZON name=”1″ id=”6″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”B004XR57PE,B00IS884QS,0984655123,B007SYTLVA,B007IJLGUY,0615796796,B00PXHHPWQ,0981875637,159963421X,0615909205″ trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″]   [ReviewAZON name=”2″ id=”7″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”1935953281,B00O3597M0,B00HSUWMDI,0992379636,0996076174,0990318109,B009SGXWM0,1631619969,B00PCKIJ4C,1482014092″ trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″] [ReviewAZON name=”3″ id=”8″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”0814432867,1591847389,0071762345,B005EPR5MM,B00JFHKNRO,1608323668,0618785914,0071819894,1599185059,1595554653″ trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″]   [ReviewAZON name=”4″ id=”9″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”0452297729,B00IQY2QV8,B00J1KPB9U,1493697595,B00CJ0USL0,B00LMGLYRE,B00DJUK7HE,B008IGESCE,B00CSTBZ2S” trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″] [ReviewAZON …

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Some awesome quotes for authors (that will make people like you more).

You need to share interesting, valuable content on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media sites. Pictures get liked, shared and retweeted more than any other content. But where can you find awesome pictures that are relevant to authors that you can share to gain more followers? Right here! I’m going through my book, Write, Format, Publish, Promote and using …

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Everything you think you know about your author website is wrong

I was listening to a session of the Non-Fiction Writers Conference today and the question came up: “How do people find your website?” The answer involved using Google keywords to find out what people are searching for, and then rewrite your content to use more of those search terms. For example, if my book is about is about book marketing, …

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How to make a “sell-sheet” for your book (with free templates!)

I’ll admit I’ve never used a sell sheet for book promotion. Instead, I like to get wicked awesome postcards printed on high quality stock. These I can hand out, put up or leave around indiscriminately. In fact after browsing through Google for sell sheet design examples, I’m pretty convinced they’re worthless. Your book cover is your sell sheet You should …

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Cheating to win won’t help your book sales: Judging the Author’s Database 2013 Book Cover Design Contest

This month I was asked to be a guest judge on the Author’s Database 2013 indie book cover design contest. It was an interesting experience, both in seeing the quality of what’s out there, and becoming more familiar with my own guidelines for quality cover design. There was a wide variety, and I was supposed to choose a first, second …

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The confusing double standard between indie and “normal” publishing (as it pertains to book cover design)

DIY book cover design template in MS Word

Something interesting I thought I would bring up, because I encounter it often in my work with indie and self-publishing authors. If you do a search for “best cover designs”, you’ll routinely see covers that designers love – like on this page. And they are very clever, very clean and simple, usually “flat” or “retro” styled, because it’s cool to be …

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Book marketing secrets you need to know before you publish

I’m writing a book on book marketing. It’s not exactly revolutionary, but after reading everything else available, I’ve realized a lot of advice for indie authors is outdated, disorganized or just plain wrong. Which is why most indie authors are terrible at promoting their own books. Since I’ve worked with hundreds of authors, often suggesting simple, small changes that double …

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Can introverts be successful authors? How do you build a platform around your writing when you like to be alone

I have a suspicion, or maybe more like a prejudice, that all the best writers and artists are introverts. We are proud and independent, we like to spend time on our own with our own ideas, we excel at keeping ourselves entertained with the creative production of our own worlds. I distrust extroverted writers and artists, because they probably spend …

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