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To Sell More Books, Show Don’t Tell

They told me I’d like it, but they didn’t show me. The response rate goes up multifold if you show people rather than tell people. Learn the difference.

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Patricia Cornwall: On Life

Patricia Cornwell, author of the Kay Scarpetta crime novels, offers some great book marketing advice here: 1. Keep your eye on the ball. That means you need to stay focused not only when you are writing your book but also when you are marketing it. 2. Live life as if you mean it. If you […]

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Seth Godin on The Bestseller Effect

There are two markets for books (and music). The first market consists of grazers, collectors, or omnivores. They make the market happen. They read a lot of books. They visit the library often. They have 2,000 LPs in their collection. They listen and read around the edges. The second market consumes in response to the […]

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101 Ebook Listing and Book Review Websites

Here are over 101 ebook listing sites, Kindle freebie sites, book review sites, author listing sites, and Facebook ebook groups (which I will try to keep updated with your help). Some of these sites offer free listings. Others charge a minimal fee for listing. Good hunting!

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Sheldon Newton: Book Marketing Counts

I believe it is important for authors to build a list. And, if they are engaged in the speaking industry, to share with their audiences why they should invest in their book (to further their understanding of the subject discussed). The more aware people become of your books, and how much value the books can […]

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Two Key Book Marketing Tips

Here are two key book promotion tips for any book, any author, any ebook . . . The best time to start promoting your book is when you have the idea for your book. Right at that time of inception, start talking about your book. Start sharing your thoughts via your social networks and blog. […]

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John Kremer’€™s Book Marketing Tip of the Week: January 8, 2014

John Kremer’s Book Marketing Tip of the Week In this issue . . . – Condé Nast Style Society – Author 101 University – Blog Posts and Articles on Marketing Books – Indies Unlimited – Ebook and Kindle Freebie websites

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Book Marketing: The Rules Are Made Up

Too many book authors get stuck on following every rule in the book rather than simply doing the one thing that really matters: Creating relationships. Why are you afraid to actually make a friend? Make lots of friends? If you want to sell more books, create friends. Create fans. Create advocates. But do it because […]

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