Category Archives: book promotion

Take the self-publishing quiz: Is it for you?

No one cares about it as much as you do. You’ve got to love it, and nurture it, and raise it to outstanding adulthood. Continue reading

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Speaking tips for fiction writers

A few weeks ago, I posted about how nonfiction authors can boost their exposure by speaking. The article was very well received, but it inspired questions from several authors of fiction—mainly, should they speak? And if so, what should they … Continue reading

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13 easy tips for virtual author book tour hosts

Virtual  book tours continue to grow in popularity with authors. From the comfort of their own computers, authors can tour the world, saving time and money while reaching a potentially large audience. Bloggers benefit as well since tours can drive … Continue reading

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11 Questions for the Indie Publisher…Featuring Lillian Brummet

This is another installment from our series 11 Questions for the Indie Publisher. This time we are featuring indie author Lillian Brummet. Please let me know if you would like to be featured! Your name:  Lillian Brummet Your website/blog: www.brummet.ca; http://consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com … Continue reading

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23 ways to promote and sell books

This checklist, courtesy of association publishing expert Jack McHugh, is designed to help you quickly review your methods of marketing and promoting books. Says Jack: “In order to fully exploit each book’s full potential, you should be using each tool … Continue reading

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Speak to sell books—tips for authors and self-publishers

Now that I’ve got my own book out (The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, 5th Edition), I have big plans to hit the speaking circuit. Although I have taught classes on self-publishing, presenting myself as a “speaker” is new territory. I thought … Continue reading

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How does self-publishing hurt “real” writers?

I was reading a blog post yesterday on “Why Self-Publishing Hurts Real Writers” — I know, “real writers”? It was asterisked, but basically the post author’s explanation is that because he is Argentine he doesn’t need to be politically correct … Continue reading

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Author marketing via social media

Guest blogger: Fiona Ingram I live in South Africa and I am published in the USA. Distance has made it impossible for me to go the traditional marketing route. Online is all I have open to me. I have worked … Continue reading

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Building your author platform—Connections

Guest blogger: Dana Lynn Smith This post, the third of a three-part series on building an author platform, highlights the importance of connections. Part one of this author platform series covers branding, while part two discusses reputation. When selling your … Continue reading

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Promoting your book by using your natural talents

When I talk with most authors, I find that writing their book isn’t the biggest challenge; marketing is. Many authors tend to be more introverted, so blatant promotion of their work makes them very uncomfortable. It’s disappointing when I see … Continue reading

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