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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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Creating Your Custom Audible 30-Day Free Trial Link

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

Audiobook Creation Exchange Blog (ACX)

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=

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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!

#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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