Category Archives: Author Tools & Resources

HOW can I use Twitter to market my book? Twitter for authors who “don’t get it.”

Because I continue to meet authors who are unconvinced of the value of Twitter, or unsure of how best to use it, I am deciding to write this post. I hope my own examples of building a Twitter network will help you understand how to use Twitter effectively as part of your book marketing plan. ~ I know that in the beginning of your
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Book Marketing & Promotions Links from around the Web 5/04/2012

Here we are again, the best book marketing and promotion links for this week. That means TGIF! – Laura p.s. 30 Day Books is an official sponsor of PromoDay 2012 on Saturday May 19th. Have you signed up for this (free) event yet? p.p.s. We finally got a Facebook page. I’ve been resisting since we have one for each of books already, but this
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7 reasons Why eBook authors should have a paperback (hint – it’s not for the $$$!)

There is little doubt that eBooks are going to stick around for a long while yet, but there is a LOT to be said for authors still willing to print in paperback. Love this. Want one?  cargocollective.com Publishing Print On Demand (POD) paperback books is inexpensive with companies like CreateSpace and Lightning Source. If you already have an ebook, all you’ll need is the back
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How a Free Promotion via KDP Select Can Produce BIG Results. (With Numbers!)

Thanks to Kindle Direct Publishing’s ‘Select’ program, authors can promote their book more affordably through a program that allows them to give away their book for free for five days out of every 90.   This bodes well for authors because it can potentially broaden their reach, help them garner reviews, and improve their Amazon ranking too.   ~ Learn more about why KDP
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Tips on Maximizing Your Kindle Sales Potential Through Categories.

We’re at the third part of our 3-part series on how authors can increase the profitability of their books on Kindle via smart uses of keywords, tags and categories. Categories Currently, when an author uploads his/her book onto Amazon it can be listed in two categories. Choosing the right categories is RIDICULOUSLY important as you are essentially choosing a what path a reader is
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Book Marketing & Promotions Links from Around the Web, April 22-26

If you read nothing else, be sure to read number 1! Invaluable advice from the sassy ladies at Chick Lit is Not Dead. And here’s a little visual that you might enjoy as a writer ;) Image courtesy of someecards.com Have a great weekend! – Laura 1.       The Dos and Don’ts of pitching to book bloggers – Chick Lit is Not Dead Marketing through blogs is
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Kindle Tags: What are they and how do they differ to keywords?

  As we discussed on Monday, getting the most of your book via searchable keywords, tags and categories can make a huge difference in the visibility of your book on Amazon. Today, we’ll give you the low-down on tags:   Tags Tags are the words you see further down each book’s Amazon page. These are tags that customers can submit (up to 15) in
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Keywords, Tags and Categories: Three Simple Ways to Increase the Profitability of Your Book on Kindle.

Getting the most of your book via searchable keywords, tags and categories can make a huge difference in the profitability of your book. Think of it this way – even if you write the best book in the world, if no one can find it, no one will get to experience your talent. Today, we’ll begin the first of a three-part series on how
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Book Marketing / Promotions Links, April 9th-13th 2012

  Greetings from Zagreb, Croatia! Here is the best of the web for this week. Have a great weekend, Laura. 1. Instead of “Doing More”, Do Only What Matters, and Do it Really Well – We Grow Media Be a sharpshooter and Learn to strategize. 2. Choosing the Right Pen Name – The Writer’s Guide to ePublishing Choose your pen name wisely. Make sure it goes well
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Book marketing & promotions, best of the web 4/2-4/6

What Key Elements Make an Effective Book Trailer? – 30 Day Books Stop being just active and focus on productivity. Some key rules to creating a video campaign for your book that gives results.  Author Blogging 101: Widgets, Sidebars and You – The Savvy Book Marketer Sidebars and widgets are lots of fun. However, they can be confusing for newbies to blog-o-sphere. Also, what
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