Build Buzz ! Cover Reveal ! Book Launch

Excellent advice to promote your books from Chris McMullen

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Curse of the Dark Wind by Charles E. Yallowitz

BOOK BUZZ TIPS

A successful book launch can really make a difference:

  • Early sales help a book start out with a good sales rank.
  • This gives the book better visibility, especially if the book lands on any of the bestseller lists (even in a subcategory).
  • The customers-also-bought list also builds faster.
  • If sales taper off, those early sales prevent the rank from sliding as quickly.
  • Early sales improve the chances for early reviews.

In this article, I will present a variety of ideas to assist with book promotion before, during, and shortly after the book launch.

To help illustrate some of my points, I will feature strategies used by fantasy author Charles E. Yallowitz, who is presently promoting his own book launch for Curse of the Dark Wind, the sixth book in his Legends of Windemere series.

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10 Effective Tools for Writers | Savvy Book Writers

. . Everyone thinks that talent and creativity are the first determinants of a writer’s success, but people who have actually made an attempt in writing,

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Irish and Udmurts Share “Redheadedness”

Fascinating information on the frequency and history of redheadedness

Ed Mooney Photography

Today is a first for this blog, So I am delighted to introduce you to my first ever guest blogger; Steve Hague from Life in Russia. Steve is a keen Traveller, Photographer, Business Coach and Writer. We have known each other from the early days when we both begun blogging and have been following each other ever since. After moving to Russia to be with his wife and family a couple of years ago, Steve embarked on a new adventure and begun learning a new language and exploring the depths of the Russian culture.  Some time ago I wrote a two part article on the Heritage and history of my town, for Steve’s blog which you can read HERE and HERE. So now it is Steve’s turn, I have to admit, I was delighted to read this interesting and well researched article, as both my wife and daughter are…

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9 Habits of Successful Writers on Twitter

Great suggestions from Doris-Maria Heilmann!

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It’s all about easy ways to optimize your Twitter profile and your Tweets and using Twitter for social networking, marketing your book and your website / blog.
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1. Perfecting your Twitter name
Your bio, along with your name and @name, is searchable on Twitter. This means people can type into Twitter’s search engine and find you, without even having to type the account name. With your @name, try to get the actual name of your small publishing business. Keep it short to give tweeps more space to re-tweet your content or send a DM.
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2. Use 160 characters for your bio wisely
You have only 160 characters for your bio, so make sure your description is clear and concise. Your bio should read like an elevator pitch. The first third of your profile should contain keywords related to your books. Include specific keywords that define your…

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…Lockie Young… a superb lesson in coming to terms with losing a limb… the man keeps on smiling…

An incredible story from Lockie Young!

Seumas Gallacher

…one of my great scribbling pals is Lockie Young… not only does he pen extremely well, but he also has a lesson for me, and I suspect for more than a few of the rest of we Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… an indomitable spirit, and a deadpan sense of humour to match… read on…Lockie-Head-Shotfix

LOCKIE YOUNG

As I look at the blinking cursor on the screen of my monitor, I adjust my new to me office chair so it is just so. My right leg, with the prosthetic on it, is stretched out in front of me under the desk because I still can’t sit with it at right angles to the seat. My thigh is too fat to allow this once normal and seldom thought of position, due to the extra fifty pounds of weight I put on while I was flat on my back in…

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