Book marketing & PR links from around the web, 6/1

Off to Portland for the weekend! I’ll no doubt be hanging out at the the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world, Powell’s. See you next week, if I make it out alive!

– Laura

Why You Need To Be Active On LinkedIn – We Grow Media

Hey writer! Yes, you! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you got an opportunity to speak at an event about your newly published book? You should definitely not ignore LinkedIn.

Why Promoting Your Book Online is (a bit) Like Fight Club Catherine, Caffeinated

Social Media is for entertainment, information and connection. Hard-sell can actually hurt your marketing.

Keeping Momentum Moving with GoodReads – The Writers Guide to ePublishing 

Fifty Shades of Grey ebook by E.L. James went viral with the help of GoodReads, despite the absence of a major publisher and marketing machine. How can you use GoodReads as part of your marketing strategy?

The Author Website Dilemma – Balancing Effectiveness with Design –  Book Daily (Guest post by Laura Pepper Wu)

How do we create an author website that not only looks pretty pretty, but is effective too? Too many times either one or the other is achieved but not both.

11 Tips for a Great Book Signing – 30 Day Books

Book mark this one! Whether you have one coming up, or are planning on way into the future, these tips will help it go smoothly and effectively.

Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!

Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.


  • Lauren Clark

    Great advice & love the Shades of G article!

    Yes, you MUST come back from Powell’s and Portland …. Oh, are you going to bring Dixie with you??? You can walk around the store and show it off!!! :)

    xx, Lauren

  • 30 Day Books

    Haha, I’ll try to come back. Of course, I’ll stop people at the counter, shout NOOOOOOOOOO and then hand out fliers to Dixie :)