Book Marketing

Dawn Ireland: Postcard Marketing for Books

The Puppy Baby Book was published in 2000. In late 2000 I entered it into a competition and in early 2001 it was a finalist in the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition. I thought that would launch the book, but it didn’t. The book languished in cartons on pallets in storage because I didn’t know […]

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Ellen L Hughes: Ask for Help

Guest post by Ellen L. Hughes, author of Be a Smart Client Ask for Help; Get More Help Working as a paralegal for over 20 years, I noticed many clients were intimidated by lawyers and the legal system.

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Kickstarter Has Funded 100,000 Projects

Late on February 7, 2016, Kickstarter celebrated it’s 100,000th project being funded. To celebrate, Kickstarter shared 100 facts about crowdfunding. Below are a few of them.

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Website Essentials for Books and Authors

About a year ago I did some work for an author (Robert Medley) to build a website and generate traffic to his site. Because I was an expensive option, he eventually decided to let me go. He has since hired someone new to revamp his website at http://www.successforyourchildren.com. It’s not a bad looking redesign, except […]

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Freebie Sites: Give Away Ebooks, Reports, Coupons, and More

Here are a few websites that feature free stuff, freebies, giveaways, free books, free ebooks, sweepstakes, contests, and more. You can submit your books, ebooks, free reports, and other freebies to these websites. Most will link to your free offers on your website.

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How to Create a Bestselling Novel (and Movie)!

Here’s a short story about Andy Weir, author of The Martian. Great book. Great read. Great movie.

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Never Let Failure Go to Your Heart

Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart. — Natural Life Don’t let success go to your head. It can tear it apart. And don’t let failure go to your heart. It can break it. Keep a little balance as you market your books. Stay focused. And have […]

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Ernie Zelinski: Creative Book Marketing Strategies

Below are a few of self-publisher Ernie Zelinski’s favorite ways to sell his books. Ernie is the author of Career Success Without a Real Job: The Career Book for People Too Smart to Work

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