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Are you struggling to promote your self-published digital book? Thanks to the Kindle Boards , we discovered a long list of places where self-published authors can promote their eBook for free. We’ve collected more information about the sites in a simple directory below, linking to the submission pages for these eBook sites. If you are looking for more support, try our Self-Publishing Finishing School –an online course to help you with the final steps of the indie route.
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Last month I published an article called Author Platform: What Are You Waiting For? that attempted to communicate my enthusiasm for marketing through social media and online generally. Response was strong with people chiming in in the comments.
Whether you’re a new author or you’ve been around for years, looking for new ways to market your book is probably on your list of things to do this year. Here are some ways I market my books and the kind of results I’ve had with each approach. Please keep in mind that even if something has a low “sales generation ranking”, a huge part of marketing is getting the word out which will eventually lead to sales. Type: Blog Tour Goal: Get the word out
How can you introduce your fantastic new book to the world? . There are lots of possibilities to let everyone know about your book, here are just a few.
Yes this is very frustrating and I have experienced this many times. I have run into multiple different clients that actually don’t care about their site, product, service, or reputation. It drives me crazy when a company asks me to do work for them and I say, “Well I’ve never seen your site or patronized your business, but I have already heard that people dislike you and you have ripped people off”. So I can do all the work in the world and get you the best possible exposure, but you have to start taking time to actually care about producing a good product and what people think about you and making them happy, otherwise it is just like you say Rand, “They are going to find you #1, but they already know your brand is a poor product so they aren’t going to click”.
Tomorrow is #WW (Writer Wednesday) on Twitter, making it a perfect day to cover that crazy Twitter phenomenon called the hashtag. What is it? Why should you care? Twitter Hashtags are created by putting the # symbol in front of a word or words. They started as a way to organize conversations.
Google+ has opened the doors for business and brand pages. In this article I show you how to set up your Google+ page and provide examples. If you haven’t already created a personal Google+ profile for yourself, you’ll need to do that first (you cannot simply sign up a business page from the main Google+ signup screen). Check out the How to Get Started With Google+ for more on personal Google+ profiles. If you do have a personal profile, here’s how to create a page for your business . Visit Create a Page on Google+ to begin, and follow the steps below to get started with Google+ pages.
When publishing a book, the key to success is promotion and distribution. Both are meant to give books as much exposure as possible. In order to gain time, it is best to know where to find opportunities to gain exposure easily. This is why we are now creating a list of websites offering book promotion opportunities. In the coming weeks, each Tuesday will be devoted to 5 book promoting sites with a short profile of each site. In addition to the book promoting sites on the list, advertisement space is available on this blog.
Posted on Jan 10, 2012 | 7 comments Many brands, products, and artists eagerly anticipated the day when the newest social network opened its doors to non-human entities, and now Google+ now has over 40 million users; if you haven’t yet created your Page you might want to ask yourself why. I work for leading integrated PR, SEO and a social media agency , so I’d like to offer some tips on how to get started on G+ and get the most out of your Page. As authors, you are undoubtedly wondering why I’m talking about non-human entity ‘Pages’ rather than ‘Profiles’, after all, you’re people! Despite being a human, you’re also a brand so you should take advantage of the additional functions on offer.
Summary: Learn how to get your book publicity campaign moving despite the current economic recession by trying these practically economical methods of book marketing. Whether you are an upstart author or a self published author, an efficient book marketing plan in these times of economic recession need not be expensive if you just know your target market, find the most economical means to inform this market of your works, and establish a lasting, trustworthy relationship with your new-found markets. Study carefully your expected demographic market’s spending behavior and changing lifestyle habits, given these trying times, and then find effective ways and methods that they may be convinced and persuaded in buying your book.