Selling books can be hard. Luckily, there are proven steps you can take to start to generate sales, which leads to more sales, which leads to more exposure and more sales. We were joined by CJ Lyons, a bestselling author who has sold over a million books. We discussed marketing tips for new authors, why it is important to start writing the next book, and questions every author should be asking themselves.
This is a guest post from Carey Green, blogger, podcaster, and author of his first novel, Dragon Slayer: Beginnings. Here at Book Marketing Tools, we love anything that helps authors, and this guest post from Carey Green about the free novel writing software he uses is just another way we’re helping you to navigate this world of self-publishing.
We were joined by Carole Jelen, a book publicist and an author, and we talked about how to build your author platform. We discussed how to run your self-publishing business as a business, what an author platform is, the two different kinds of marketing, and how your author platform works together to promote your brand and your books!
We have talked about email marketing and building an email list in almost every episode, because it really is that important to successful, long-term book marketing. Now, we’ll devote an entire episode to helping you FINALLY learn how to set up an e-mail list and how to use it effectively. Learn about setting up a mailing list and how to use it to sell more books!
This is a guest post from Marcie Colleen. She is an education strategist, and wants to help authors learn how to tap into the thriving education market. She offers some great ideas and this type of thinking and marketing is exactly what can set your book apart! Fiction, nonfiction, it doesn’t matter!
Book marketing is tricky. Authors think that they should be on social media, but don’t really know what to do, how to engage with readers, etc. Luckily, in this episode, we are joined by Neal Schaffer, author of “Maximize Your Social”. He discussed creating that social media strategy, as well as specific tips and ideas for multiple social media platforms!
Many authors sell maybe only a few hundred copies of their books. Others sell far less than that. Tim Grahl from the Out:reach group and author of “Your First 1000 Copies” likes to help authors get over that initial hump. He believes in reaching out to readers and engaging with them to sell more books.
“Free” is a powerful marketing strategy, but you have to promote your book for it to be a success! Luckily, there are many sites that have readers who want to know about your free ebook, you just have to tell all of those sites. Our tool helps you to submit to 30+ free ebook sites in 5-10 minutes!
While authors sometimes struggle with marketing, they are masters at storytelling! Use this skill, this craft in your book marketing efforts! We will be joined by Kathy Meis, the owner of Bublish, and she will share about using your unique voice and storytelling techniques in order to market your book, reach more readers!