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How to Sell More Signed Copies of Your Book(s)

I recently happened upon an interesting marketing idea that I wanted to share with readers of my blog. For a limited time the print version of one of my books was for sale on Amazon at a significant discount over the normal list price, so a good friend of mine, who is also a huge fan of my books, sent out an email to about 30 of her friends encouraging them to buy it. She also copied me on the email.One of the recipients (I'll call her Annie) replied directly to me and told me that she'd…See More
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Karen Wilton liked Maria Murnane's blog post Feeling Discouraged? Read This!
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Patricia Robertson commented on the blog post 'Feeling Discouraged? Read This!'
"lol Maria! So true!"
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Feeling Discouraged? Read This!

I receive a lot of emails from authors who read this blog, and by far their biggest reason for getting in touch is to express how discouraged they feel about their book sales. To let all you know that you're not alone, I thought I'd share a personal story.A couple weeks ago I received a text message from one of my best girlfriends. I won't quote it directly, but in it she said that she was embarrassed to tell me that she'd finally read my sixth novel, which came out…See More
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Alonna Shaw liked Maria Murnane's blog post Feeling Discouraged? Read This!
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Maria Murnane posted a blog post

Marketing Tip: Tap Your Network for Contacts

The other day I received a call from my friend Kristen, who recently opened her own business in the wedding-planning industry. She remembered that close friends of mine had recently been featured in the Vows section of the New York Times, and she wanted to know if an introduction to the reporter who wrote the piece would be possible.While I'm still working on getting that contact for Kristen, I was impressed by her willingness to reach out to her network in order to help promote her business.…See More
Jun 20
Maria Murnane posted a blog post

Book Marketing: Can I Ask You a Question?

For some reason that I have yet to uncover, over the past week I've received several emails that all say more or less the same thing. Here are snippets of three of them:Dear Maria Murnane, I have recently come across your book, Wait for the Rain, available on Audible and on Amazon, and due to both its quality and plot, it qualifies to be promoted in our community of readers.Hi Maria, I hope you don't mind me reaching out, but I wanted to say that I think your book would be well received with…See More
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Pam McGaffin commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: Save Deleted Scenes and Language'
"You can also use those book outtakes on your website or blog. "
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Laurie Buchanan liked Maria Murnane's blog post Writing Tip: Save Deleted Scenes and Language
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Avril Somerville commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: Save Deleted Scenes and Language'
"Great advice! Just posted on my Twitter account the other day, to Slash and Not Burn, when #amediting. Save the other stuff for somewhere else or another use. (Happy to see other authors offering similar, PROVEN and USEFUL advice.) Happy writing,…"
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Who I am:
I'm a best-selling author and keynote speaker, and I also provide consulting services to aspiring and/or published authors.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.mariamurnane.com
@mariamurnane.com
www.mariamurnane.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm the author of the Waverly books (Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two), as well as Cassidy Lane and Katwalk.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I'm a paid blogger for CreateSpace -- I began as a self-published author but got picked up by a traditional publisher after a year of doing a lot of creative marketing for my first novel, so I share what I've learned about book marketing and about writing in general.
My writing is:
Fiction
Services I offer to other writers:
On my website I have two on-demand webinars for sale:

1) How to get published: learn the secrets to getting your book into print...and mistakes to avoid along the way

2) How to market a book: smart, creative advice for getting the word to the right ears

Both are available at www.mariamurnane.com
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy Wicoff

Maria Murnane's Blog

How to Sell More Signed Copies of Your Book(s)

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

I recently happened upon an interesting marketing idea that I wanted to share with readers of my blog. For a limited time the print version of one of my books was for sale on Amazon at a significant discount over the normal list price, so a good friend of mine, who is also a huge fan of my books, sent out an email to about 30 of her friends encouraging them to buy it. She also copied me on the email.

One of the recipients (I'll call her Annie) replied directly to me and told me that…

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Marketing Tip: Tap Your Network for Contacts

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 11:01am 0 Comments

The other day I received a call from my friend Kristen, who recently opened her own business in the wedding-planning industry. She remembered that close friends of mine had recently been featured in the Vows section of the New York Times, and she wanted to know if an introduction to the reporter who wrote the piece would be possible.

While I'm still working on getting that contact for Kristen, I was impressed by her willingness to reach out to her network in order to help…

Continue

Book Marketing: Can I Ask You a Question?

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

For some reason that I have yet to uncover, over the past week I've received several emails that all say more or less the same thing. Here are snippets of three of them:

Dear Maria Murnane, I have recently come across your book, Wait for the Rain, available on Audible and on Amazon, and due to both its quality and plot, it qualifies to be promoted in our community of readers.

Hi Maria, I hope you don't mind me reaching out, but I wanted to say that I think…

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Writing Tip: Save Deleted Scenes and Language

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 8:00am 3 Comments

It goes without saying that when it comes time to revise the first draft of your manuscript, much of it is going to end up on the cutting room floor. Whether it's due to shifting plotlines, characters that no longer work, or scenes that are too long, removal is part of the process. (And of course, some of what we all write the first time around is simply...awful.)

The delete key doesn't have to mean the end,…

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At 8:50am on February 10, 2012, Diane O'Connell said…

Great to be your friend here, as well in in the "real" world!

At 11:41am on June 21, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Maria,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

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At 7:00am on June 21, 2011, Margaret Traylor said…

Hi Maria, welcome to She Writes! We're glad to have you here. You can use the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. Let us know if you have any questions!

 

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