Category Archives: Book Marketing & PR

Why I’m Totally Okay with Giving My Book Away Free

Today’s guest post comes from the lovely Dana Sitar of DIY Writing. Dana recently moved to Seattle, and so we met for coffee a few weeks back at my favorite neighborhood writing spot. Now she’s contributing to the first issue of The Write Life Magazine and guest posting here. I don’t remember how we connected in the first place, but I’m guessing it was
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Six Powerful Ways to Market Children’s Books

Today’s guest post is a great one, and courtesy of Gail and Penny from To Press & Beyond – a full-service book shepherding company that specializes in children’s and juvenile titles. I invited them onto the blog to give us some actionable tips on how to market a children’s book. And boy did they deliver! I think you’ll love these 6 powerful ways to spread the
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Six Ways Authors Can Promote Their Books on Pinterest [Blog post replay]

Confession: I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest these days. One glance at Pinterest and you’ll likely want to try eight recipes for Quinoa, find an irresistible way to decorate your front door, and try a new work out in order to look good in that new outfit Keira Knightley is wearing. And yes, you’ll probably leave feeling hungry. But Pinterest is
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Take a Book & eBook marketing online class with me! (discount included)

I’m happy to announce I’ll be teaching a short but info-packed class on eBook & Book marketing. And for you lovely readers, there is of course a sweet discount. Read on, and I hope to see you there! Class Name: Craft Your Book Marketing Plan with 21 Fun and Effective Ways to Promote Your Book About the Class: A 2-week, online class including 2 lectures
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Shelf Unbound: What to read next in independent publishing

Ever wonder what to read next? In the crowded world of books, I think we all wonder this a lot! It’s not so much a question of not having enough to read, it’s that there’s too much! Shelf Unbound, a digital magazine edited by Margaret Brown, helps to solve this problem by curating new and interesting books in a beautifully designed bi-monthly publication.  
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What the heck do I blog about? Blogging ideas for fiction authors who feel stuck in a rut

You’re a writer who wants to keep a blog. You know it’s great for your readership; it expands your reach and keeps readers and fans engaged in between books. You also kind of enjoy it, when you know what to write about. But that’s the problem, ain’t it? What the heck do we write about?   I’m asked this question all.the.time. This comment from
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Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Self-Publishing: Indie Authors Share their Insights

If there’s one thing I love about the indie author community, it’s the sense of community and camaraderie. Thanks to a handful of supportive and generous indie authors, I’ve got some great insights to share with you – straight from them, for your benefit. This post is a must-bookmark as this information is invaluable, especially if you are a novice indie author about to
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Indie Authors Share 10 Golden Nuggets of Info: The ONE Thing That I’ve Done to Get More Readers

Today we’re tapping into the great minds (and successes) of independent authors with this post 10 Golden Nuggets of Info : The ONE Thing That I’ve Done to Get More Readers. You’re gonna want to bookmark this! Without further adieu…  1. “Take advantage of KDP Select Free Days” – Kathy Lynn Harris, Blue Straggler and Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, The Girl in the Tapestry, His Wife
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Marketing Idea: Developing a Song Playlist for Your Novel

Warning! By the end of this post you’re gonna be YouTubing it up and dancing around your office (or wherever you’re reading this). Such is the power of music! Today’s blog post is by our always-welcome-around-here guest Kathy Lynn Harris. Being the Texas country bumpkin that she is (love ya Kathy!) she includes a lot of musical references in her latest novel A Good
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January Blog Post Replay: Book marketing for shy authors

Are you shy? Consider yourself introverted? What a great book! I loved this whole series as a kid. This topic is particularly important to me because of my own story and experience. I’m a little hesitant (embarrassed) to share this with you, but hopefully it will resonate with some of you and my advice will be of use. While I don’t exactly fall into
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