All Blog Posts Tagged '#marketing' (105)

Where Else Should You be Online?? Using Cyberland to Your Advantage...

So, you have a facebook and twitter account, but where else should you be online to increase your name recognition and promote youself and your book??  Here are some great sites I have found: (Remember, the more places you are in cyberworld, the greater your marketability!  (Note:  These are all FREE!!)

 

General Sites - not geared specifically towards writing or books:…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on December 6, 2011 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

99 Tweeps Writers Should Follow! Twitter Anyone?

Today I have a list of twitter users who post great info for writers from Robert Brewer!! Please visit Robert Brewer's blog for more great stuff!!! (see link, below).

  1. @glecharles
  2. @JaneFriedman
  3. @BrianKlems
  4. @ChuckSambuchino
  5. @…
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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on December 2, 2011 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Start Your Own Online Newspaper! So Easy and FREE!!!

Hey everyone! I've been busy with NANOWRIMO, so my posts have not been on schedule, sorry about that, but I am back with a quick one about starting your own online newspaper, and it is soooo easy, FREE - and kind of fun too!!!  The site I am talking about is http://www.paper.li.com. I just started an online newspaper about, of course, book marketing and promotion!  You can find it at:…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on November 15, 2011 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

7 Weekly Book Marketing Goals You Can Adopt Today

The following post is by Tony Eldridge, creator of Marketing Tips For Authors and can be found at:  http://blog.marketingtipsforauthors.com/2011/05/7-weekly-book-marke...

Please visit his site for more awesome info!!!  Take it away Tony!!!

When you're an author, it can become overwhelming when you realize you are responsible for…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on November 4, 2011 at 7:50am — 10 Comments

QR Codes: Get Yours Now to Market Yourself and Your Work!!!

Quick Response Codes! I think they are also called 'Semapedia Tags'.  They are those two-dimensional, square bar codes, with lots of tiny boxes, that can be read by most smart phones.  You put them on physical things, like business cards, posters, t-shirts, books, stickers (to stick on things!), billboards, etc. 

 

The smart phone user scans the code and POOF!!! There are a number of things that can…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on October 18, 2011 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Authors: List of Popular Book Review Blogs!

Hi Authors!  Today I am listing book review blogs (some geared towards YA and fantasy), and each has between 1,000 and 2,500 followers.  I researched about 500 book blogs and these were the ones with many followers and current activity.  Try to contact some of these sites to review your new or upcoming release for some widespread exposure!  View my July 29th post for a list of 14 blogs that have collectively over 50,000 followers!  Good Luck!  Jan…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on October 7, 2011 at 6:00am — 30 Comments

Authors: Ideas to Promote Each Other - Reciprocity is Golden!

One of the best and cheapest ways to get your name and book out there is to trade with other authors.  Yup, it is "I'll post your stuff on mine and you post my stuff on yours."  First find authors who share a common genre or theme with you - targeting the right audience is key!  Play nice and make friends with them!  : )

 

If you want to add your genre and blog info, release date (if…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on September 23, 2011 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Cover Art Contests & Awards

Another way to market your book is to enter cover art contests!  Wouldn't a cover art award be great to promote on your website?  After you enter, make sure to spread the word everywhere so that you get lots of voters to the site(s)!!

Here are some I have found:



http://www.booksinsync.com/bookcovercontest.html…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on September 20, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Blurb is a Verb: Author Daphne Uviller's "To Ask for a Blurb is to Feel Like a... Turd"

Daphne Uviller’s novels (SUPER IN THE CITY and HOTEL NO TELL) manage to be at once both smart and hilarious.  If you haven't read them, you should do so.  Right now.  Not…

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Added by Sarah Pinneo on September 19, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Drive By Book Signings!

Your book is out there, on bookstore shelves.  Now what?  Feel like taking a road trip?  A great idea to sell books off of shelves is to go around to bookstores that stock your book and sign them.  Books that are autographed sell better - an autograph adds value to your printed book - customers are drawn to them.  The best time to do drive by signings is soon after your book is released. 

 

Here's how to go about doing your own drive by book signings:

1) Order stickers…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on September 13, 2011 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

Social Communities: How to be Social!

Okay, so my last post was on where to go if you want to become involved with social communities geared towards authors and books.  Maybe you join a few.  So now what??

 

JOIN GROUPS, JOIN GROUPS!!!  Yes, I said that twice!  There are some wonderful groups out there!  Search for relevance, interests, and ongoing activity.  Join as many as you want!

 

START YOUR OWN GROUP:  If you don't see a group related to your strong interest, start your…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on September 9, 2011 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Social Communities: Build your name and brand through networking

I have met so many wonderful people through SheWrites and other communities I am a member of.  These types of sites are great to meet authors, readers, reviewers, and others in the industry. 

 

So, first, what are some of these sites???  (Note:  These are all FREE and generally have a blog feature)

The obvious catch-all sites include Facebook and MySpace.  LinkedIn and Twitter can be included as well as other poplular sites.  However, I want to focus on writing-related…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on September 6, 2011 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

The Skinny on Book Launch Parties!

I am back with my next topic - Book Launch Parties!!! 

1) First, decide how BIG you want it.  A small gathering of close friends?  A big 'ol party?  (I'd go for both!) 

 

2) Once you have decided that, move on to WHERE to have it! Of course, a bookstore is an obvious place. But if you want something different, think about places where you don't have to pay rent for.  Or, is there a place that fits the theme or genre of your book?  This could also help create a theme for…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on September 2, 2011 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Local Live In Person Publicity! Plan Your Own Book Signings, Author Appearances and Meet and Greets!

If you don't have someone else managing your publicity, its up to you to get out there - make it happen!!!

 

Of course, local bookstores should be your starting point.  Visit them in person, act professional, and be prepared.  Take your book and collateral materials to provide to the manager or person in charge of events.  Collateral materials can include:

     Business Cards

     Postcards (see my earlier post about swag and bling for your book)

     Short…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 30, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Your Website: Essentials to Include on it!!!

Most of us know what basic information we should have on our author or book website, but there are some other items that can be helpful - for journalists, reviewers, organizations, readers and others.

 

~Contact information for:

  1) yourself - some way to get ahold of you, email is probably best

  2) your literary agent

  3) your publisher, especially an email address

  4) your publicist (for media requests only); definitely email address

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 26, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Building a Platform - Tips from an agent by Guest C.K. VOLNEK!!!!

I am very excited to have as our guest blogger today, C.K. Volnek!  Her book GHOST DOG OF ROANOKE ISLAND is coming out at the end of September by MuseItUp Publishing!  Congrats!

 

She is sharing some terrific insights she got exclusively from Literary Agent Mike Larsen on promoting yourself and your work!!  Take it away…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 23, 2011 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

FREE Press Release sites and How to Write One!! Grab 'em by their....

BRAS!!!! (That seemed appropriate for SheWrites!)

 

The first thing you need to before you can send out a release is to write it!!  eHow had the best information:

 

1) All press releases should begin with contact information for you, your agent, publisher or public relations firm. Be sure to include all snail mail and email addresses as well as firm, personal and cell…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 16, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Buying Online ADVERTISING for Your Book: Ad Resources and Costs

Well, we all know the saying, you gotta spend money to make money.  So there comes a point in develping a marketing plan for your book that you need to decide if you will pay for advertising.  If so, how much??  And where??

 

One place to order advertisements to appear on other sites is BLOGADS - an ad broker of sorts - one account for as many blogs that you want to advertise on (versus dealing with…

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Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 12, 2011 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Countdown to Publication: Rip Van Winkle Goes on Facebook

The pub date for my new memoir, What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, is September 1st.  So why am I in a state of high anxiety? It’s not as though I’m a first time author. I’ve been publishing books since 1980, and I’ve just turned seventy. Why do I feel as if I’m going on a…

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Added by Nancy K. Miller on August 11, 2011 at 7:00am — 15 Comments

Blurb is a Verb: What's It Worth To Have TV Exposure for your Book?

Television is a powerful promotional tool. If you’ve ever idly wondered what a little TV promotion would be worth to your writing, I give you this story by SheWriter Deborah Lee Luskin.  She was made to consider this very question last year, just after the publication of her award-winning novel Into the Wilderness.  This incident made my jaw drop, which probably only proves that I'm naïve.

Sarah  P.

 

Enticement & Integrity, By…

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Added by Sarah Pinneo on August 8, 2011 at 7:44am — 9 Comments

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