Category Archives: Marketing

Nicholas Rossis/The Passive Guy: Amazon Turbocharges Book Marketing – but at what Price

The Passive Guy alerted me to a big change in the way Amazon does book marketing. As Amy Collins of The Book Designer reports, starting today, Amazon is expanding its Amazon Marketing Services (AMS…

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Well-Paying Markets To Write For | Savvy Book Writers

2016 Writer’s Market, “Yellow Pages” for Writers . Do you like to travel to foreign countries, or other states / provinces?  Enjoy weekend trips to new places

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Chris The Story Reading Ape: YOUR #Free Independent #Author #Promotions Platform #Blog in 2015…

Our Fearless Leader promoting authors and important subjects throughout the jungle of book publishing…

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THIS IS YOUR AUTHOR PROMOTIONS BLOG

Be justifiably proud of what YOU have achieved.

As all of you know, the purpose of this blog is to be an Free Independent Author Promotions Platform to help authors (published and not yet published), introducing and promoting them, their writing talents and their books FREE, plus, providing information resources FREE, splashed liberally with light relief (humour) throughout (also Free), then spreading their fame throughout the Media.

To all the Blog Contributors, direct (great articles & series’ sent to me by email) and indirect (reblogs of great articles), Visitors, Followers and Friends who have Liked, Reblogged and shared the blog posts all over the Online Media Networks:

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

Don’t forget in 2016

Keep yourselves in the public mind and eye by continuing to send in those great articles to me 

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Creating Your Custom Audible 30-Day Free Trial Link

How to customize your Audible Book with a free trial link!

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Few words are more enticing than “free.” Now you can offer fans a free Audible 30-day trial membership featuring your title—a great way to promote your audiobook—and potentially earn more money while doing so. Create a custom 30-Day Free Trial link featuring one of your audiobooks, and you could earn a $50  Bounty for every new Audible member who signs up. It’s just five easy steps:

1) Visit your title’s product page on Audible.com, making sure that you are not signed into the site.

2) Find the URL at the top of the page and copy the Audible ASIN, which is the series of numbers and letters displayed after your book’s title but before the “ref” tag.

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3) Next, open a new browser tab. In the URL bar at the top, enter the following  text (making sure to keep the word “asin” lowercase letters): http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=

4) Add…

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Free Checklist for “Passive” Book Marketing | Savvy Book Writers

. . No author wants (and needs) to spend hours and hours every day to promote their books via social media.  There are lots of small and (often) quick

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#PRESS RELEASE #WEBINAR REPORT by #Author Annette Rochelle Aben…

Great information from Annette Rochelle Aben shared by Chris The Story Reading Ape!

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I don’t know about you but as a writer and a published author, I always wonder if I am doing the best I could to market my books. Sure, I blog and yes I utilize my social media outlets, however, the webinar I tuned into on Wednesday, September 9th, reminded me of another option.

All hail the press release!

Whatever you needed to know about How to Write Press Releases That Get Publicity, Build Your Brand and Sell More Books was presented as a FREE webinar offered by Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer and Joan Stewart, The PublicityHound, on Wednesday, September 9th. And what was not to love?

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First, it was presented by trusted industry professionals, who filled every minute with loads of great information and second, it was FREE!

For those of you who may have missed this golden opportunity…

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#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work (Final) Part FIVE

Part Five of the Authors Marketing Yourselves by Susan Toy featured by Chris The Story Reading Ape.

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

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Another area of promotion you should consider developing – and only do this if you are comfortable with it – is speaking engagements. Speaking engagements are something your publisher will not arrange for you, unless they are approached directly by a group inviting you to speak. Make sure you are either allowed to sell books or that a bookseller has been asked to look after sales wherever you appear.

Here’s another important statistic I gleaned from reading Get Known Before the Book Deal: Authors who speak at events sell three times as many books. (This book is listed in the bibliography at the end of this post.)

You can give a straight reading from your book, but my preference is to hear an author talk about how…

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#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work Part FOUR

Part Four of the Authors Marketing Yourself Series by Susan Toy featured by Chris The Story Reading Ape.

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

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Okay, now you’ve completed the further editing, the proofs have been approved, and it’s just a matter of waiting for the printer to produce and ship your book. So, what’s been happening at the publishing house all this time? The main thing they’ve been up to is preparing for, and holding, sales conferences for their sales reps. A catalogue page for your book should have been completed and posted online. Be sure to link to this page on your own blogsite, and direct anyone to it who asks about your book. The reps have been told about you, and they have discussed how they can best sell your book to booksellers, libraries, wholesalers and specialty markets. Some of them may have even read the manuscript. If at all…

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