Traditional Publishing?

After writing my first book, I spent many hours learning about publishing. The new world of e-publishing offers so many options. Since I enjoy visual arts, putting together a cover was a fun exercise. Learning how to format my manuscript for the many available options wasn't too difficult. Before too long, my book was available …

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Book Marketing Tools #1

Build Your Author Platform with the Easy Hub and Spoke System via http://bookmarketingtools.com Confused about your author platform, why you need it, and how to build it? Lucky for you, author Carmen Amato makes it easy for you in this guest post. She shows you exactly what you need to do to build your platform. …

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Self-Published/Indie Friendly Book Reviewers

Book Marketing Tools Self-Published/Indie Friendly Book Reviewers via http://bookmarketingtools.com Authors need book reviews… the hard part is getting them. When you first start looking for book reviews, you may see the top sites in Google, and then you will quickly learn that they don’t love indie or self-published authors. Luckily, in this guest post, author …

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BRANDING BASICS: logo or graphic element

To build a brand you need to start with a visual identifier -- something that if not now, someday will be readily associated with you or your business. If you haven't already, start now -- choose an image, a graphic, an icon, and start building your brand. If you're already using WordPress, this article by …

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Increasing Your Readership

From the Leeland Artra interview on bookmarketingtools.com Intro He’s a software engineer by day and a science fiction and fantasy writer by night. His most notable works include Thread Slivers and Thread Strands from the Golden Threads trilogy. Both books have been a consistent feature in various top 100 Amazon lists. However, it’s his marketing …

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Does it Work Better Hard?

Soft vs Hard Marketing by Nicholas Rossis via http://bookmarketingtools.com A few authors love marketing. Most don’t like it, but know they need to market their books. Then, there are some authors who absolutely hate anything at all to do with marketing. The problem is, there is a misconception as to what marketing really is. In this …

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7 Tips for Amazon Keywords and Best Selling Books

Selecting the best keywords for your book can be crucial. Here are 7 Tips for Amazon Keywords and Best Selling Books by Jason Matthews Best selling books are more likely to happen when authors use smart Amazon keywords. When used wisely, keywords help strangers from all over the world find your books. Most authors are …

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6 Ways to Promote Your Ebook

(1) First things first Rivka Kawano The most important thing is that you have an overall plan. Any one of the strategies will likely not give you the results you want. And trying to do all of them will only exhaust you and still yield few results is you are just shooting everywhere without a …

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7 Essential Online Book Marketing Tips from the Front Lines

The weeks before a book comes out, an author can feel like they’ve been tossed up into a whirling tornado. There’s so much to do, and you can never do it all. Or at least that’s how I feel as I dive into the launch week for my second print book out July 9, The Pocket …

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