Marketing for Writers When Writing Just Isnt Enough

 
Many writers write for the experience. Others dream of having a number one best seller. Both are wonderful reasons for writing. What many fail to realize is that these two do not have to be mutually exclusive. With a little research, you can enjoy writing incredible stories and see to it that they generate a profit. The first thing that is needed is a business like attitude toward the process. From day one you must: 1) Know your niche. Research which books are popular in your genre. Go to bookstores and start reading popular authors in your field....
 

Top Ten Non-Techie Steps to Market your Book Online

 
Are you an author who is looking for new ways to promote your book or business? Does the traditional promotion you do take too long and not bring you top results? Are you willing to investigate easy non-techie ways to get more book buyers? Check out these ten steps within "Ten Non-Techie Ways to Market your Book Online:" Step1. Ten Steps Preparation and Foundation When marketing your book Online, you need to attract the right customers to your Web site. Online promotion is cheap, convenient, saves time, and beats traditional ways 10 times over....
 

Oh No! A Bad Book Review! Have No Fear...Advice For Dealing With The Blues Of A Bad Book Review

 
You've just been notified a review of your book has been posted. You're all excited and can't wait to see what has been written. You're clicking onto your book's page when...Oh no! They hated your book! This bad review is going to turn away customers from buying your book. Wait! This isn't the end of the world. Here's 3 tips to deal when you get a bad review. 1. You can't please everyone! Example: One of my favorite authors is a bestseller but the author didn't receive such hot customer reviews....
 

Online Book Marketing: How to Sell Your Book Even If You Are Not a Salesperson

 
What you do after you have written your book is as much, if not more, important than the actual writing of it. You can take a great book and poor marketing and have very poor results. Conversely, I believe you can take a mediocre book, market it well, and make very good sales from it. The only limiting factor is you. You probably think, "I'm a writer, not a salesperson." That's true, but there are some very simple things you can do to create a website that sells your book. 1. Create a direct-response sales page for your book....
 

Book Events - Make Yours Successful

 
A book event (a book signing) is a popular way for authorsto create awareness for their work. Most large publishinghouses require authors to participate in a 10-city booktour, at the minimum. For self-published authors, it's agood idea to arrange as many events as your time and budgetallows. But, no matter who's making the arrangements, thereare five key ingredients to making the event a success: 1. It is very important to plan your book event carefully. This means knowing exactly what you're going to say and howyou will say it....
 

How to Make Money With Your Short Stories, Poems, Essays, and Novels

 
Recently, someone rated my "Online Book Marketing" article a 2 out of 5. That person apparently didn't like the article. My guess is that he or she was turned off by the marketing angle. Writers write; they don't sell. Some writers even view the concept of selling or marketing their work as somehow inherently wrong. That's fine. But unless you get a lucky break from a huge publishing house you will probably not go far with book sales unless you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do some serious marketing....
 

Book Marketing 101 for the Self-Published Author -- Getting Started

 
No matter what any publisher or marketing company tells you (even the traditional publishing houses), you, the author, are almost 100% the reason your book will sell. It is your belief, excitement, enthusiasm, and energy that will get a reader excited about buying your book. Publishers are certainly a vehicle by which you can communicate your passion to the rest of the world, but, for ANYTHING to happen you'll need to know a few things about yourself and your book -- and be able to communicate them very clearly....
 

Ready, Set, Go Sell Your Book In The Real World!

 
We hear a lot these days about more books actually being sold 'outside' the traditional bookstore. Think about it. When was the last time you actually took time to linger and explore the bookshelves? When did you last impulsively grab a book, flip it over, read the blurbs, and finger through a few chapters? Let's face it, most of us are too hurried. So What's The Point? If you don't take the time to browse, why expect your potential customer to do so? Try This: Grab about five copies of your book, and head for the "Ma and Pa" stores in your hometown area....
 

How to Schedule a Book Signing

 
How would you like to sell more copies of your book? Would you like to read excerpts from your book to a captivated audience? Book signings are the cornerstone of an author's post-publication foundation. But how do you set them up? Organizing book signings, readings, and public appearances is one of the most important parts of a successful marketing campaign. A book signing or reading is a bookstore event that features you and your latest book. This is your opportunity to meet potential buyers face to face....
 

Three Powerful Tips on Selecting a Book Topic that Sells

 
The topic of your book or eBook counts-big time. Which would you buy-The Art of Kissing or The Art of Courtship? The kissing book sold over 60,500 while the other sold only 17,500 copies. Before you choose your topic pay attention to your audience. What do they want and need? What will they be willing to pay for your information? Try these three powerful tips: 1. Write a book your audience needs or wants. Think of a particular audience's challenge or problem then solve it with your book. People want how-tos and skills....
 
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