A guest post on Renee Pawlish’s blog provides tips on using the free promotional features of Amazon’s KDP Select program: I wanted to share some of the information I have gathered from two 2-day free events with Amazon. It took a while just to get to the point where I could understand some of the complexities of the industry. I … Read More
Free Copies of Guy Kawasaki’s APE
Writer.ly is giving away free copies of Guy Kawasaki’s new book, “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book”, to people who register. A nice deal!
Hot Stuff for Writers: Study of Hundreds of Authors Yields 50 Marketing Tips
Bo Bennett has built a ebook company over the last two years that manages 2,000 titles. He’s just released a free book of promotion and marketing tips. Readers who think marketing advice is necessarily complicated, esoteric, and expensive will applaud Bo Bennett’s decision to release his new ebook ’50 Tips for Promoting and Marketing Your eBook’ at no charge through … Read More
Mark Coker: Free Ebooks = Reviews = Future Sales
via Mark Coker: 5 Steps to Boost eBook Sales – Listening to Readers. What if you don’t have reviews? – This is as big of a problem as poor reviews. If your book has been out for more than three months and it’s not selling and you don’t have reviews, consider setting the price to free, at least for a limited … Read More
Ebook Prices Have Stabilized (at Least for the Moment)
via Digital Book World – After a Roller-Coaster Ride, Ebook Prices Have Stabilized Somewhat in 2013: Prices have since stabilized at a low level as retailers and publishers jockey for position among consumers who generally like and want lower ebook prices. We are now seeing some of the largest publishers experiment with discounting even newer titles. This past week, the average … Read More
Top 10 Twitter Hashtags for Writers
Novel Publicity provides a list of top hashtags for writers to use on Twitter: 2. #amediting – …and this is for when you’re editing your work. 3. #askagent – Some agents will answer questions that are tagged with this. You are following agents, right? 4. #fridayreads – So you can tell people what you’re reading. Happens every Friday. This is a great … Read More
Etiquette for Contacting Superstar Amazon Book Reviewers
To me, this is whole new approach to getting your book reviewed on Amazon. Evidently there are superstar Amazon reviewers, and some of them don’t mind being contacted and asked to review your book. Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer Dr. Bojan Tunguz tells you all about it: As a top 50 Amazon reviewer (currently #17) and a Hall of Fame … Read More
Jeff Bullas offers some excellent rules of Tweeting. I found the following two particularly useful: Rule #2 Please, please don’t use more than 3 hashtags in a tweet. If you do use three hashtags, do it sparingly. It’s just annoying. Rule #3 This rule is going to go against what most “tweeps” believe! Don’t strive for followers. Strive for engagement. … Read More
The Kill Zone: But I Want Success Now!
I find this encouraging: Everyone knows mega-selling author Dean Koontz. He’s been producing work for so long that it’s hard to remember a time when he wasn’t on the bestseller lists, but many don’t realize the dues he paid to get there. Before he published Whispers, his big breakout hit, he wrote thirty-eight novels in twelve years. During that time … Read More
Rachel Thompson: 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Book Promotion
Rachel Thompson generously shares what she has learned.