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GREAT book promotion lists from The Creative Penn!

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Authors have to do their own marketing, that is the reality of the publishing industry whether you get a publishing deal or you self-publish. These days anyone can market globally using just a computer and their time. It may take effort, but it doesn’t need to cost you anything – and you might even enjoy it! Many thanks to the 'The Creative Penn' for compiling these comprehensive lists of articles, audios and inspiration for marketing your books. Topic covered include. * The Basics: Author Branding and the Author Platform * Social Networking * Podcasting * Video * Speaking * Other Book Marketing Strategies Access all these and more by clicking on this link: Be sure to come back and share some feedback. . .

Born 2 Rule: Memoirs of Frederick III. By Kevin Konomanyi

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15-year old author releases an intriguing novel where history comes to life! An inspiring story of political intrigue, courage and determination that will inform and intrigue in equal measure. An enthralling historical fiction taut with vivid characterisation. The past blends with the present in this novel with a cast of unforgettable historical characters in an inspiring story of political intrigue, courage and determination, love and loss. It is easy to forget that this book is a work of fiction. Find out more ..an inspiring story where history comes to life... publishedbestsellers.com . .

Want to improve your own writing? Reflections from novelist Sheyna Galyan on writing.......

Monday, July 12, 2010 Tips For Writing   Write the story within you. Most writers will tell you to write the book that's in you right now, the book you think about every waking minute, the book you have no choice about writing. Don't write the book your publisher wants, or the book your mother wants, or the book that's guaranteed to make the New York Times bestsellers list. If it's not the book that is kicking and screaming to get out of your head and onto paper, you'll only wind up being disappointed in it, and it probably won't please your publisher, your mother, or anyone at the New York Times. Hand in hand with that goes... Believe in yourself. This is crucial to not only writing well, but selling the book you do write. If it's too elusive, too overwhelming, or causes you to snort derisively, please consult with a good therapist. Keep a journal of ideas. You can keep an actual journal or book and write down story ideas, character names, plot tw

Book Marketing Information by Christian Author Promotions & Book Marketing

Thursday, July 15, 2010 Here are some great sites that you might find valuable to you with regards to marketing your books, from Christian Author Promotions & Book Marketing Vis ta Print - Offers free products, free designing and lots of additional products from post cards, to letterhead, to business cards and other great advertising and marketing tools. www.visitaprint.com PhotoBucket - A great place to host pictures, videos and create photo albums. It's free and lots of fun. www.photobucket.com Go Daddy - Go Daddy is the premier hosting company for web sites, From domains to hosting to you name it and they have it. www.godaddy.com The Blog Catalog - If you have a authors blog this is a great community to join and share your authors blog. They have some intense traffic. www.blogcatalog.com Christian Top 1000 - Join the Christian Top 1000 and add your authors web site or blog. www.christiantop1000.com The Authors Club - Don't forget to join the Authors C

PR with Passion: Successful book promotion in a challenging era | SeacoastOnline.com

By Stefanie Guzikowski July 01, 2010 2:00 AM " Many people think that when they're finished writing their book, the hard work is over, but the truth is, marketing is critical to an author's success. Marketing campaigns do more than drive sales. They generate awareness and excitement about a book, create a sense of urgency, demonstrate the author's expertise and build a community of fans and supporters, who can also serve as "ambassadors" for the book and the author. While marketing does take time, energy and money, today's authors can't afford not to implement a marketing campaign. Authors work hard to stand out as creative, talented writers, and they must tap into that creativity once again to develop an engaging, powerful marketing campaign. It takes considerable effort and time to successfully promote and market a book prior to, during, and after a book launch. In fact, promotion should begin three to six months prior to printing and continue

TGIF Book Marketing Tips: How to communicate online to get better book sales | The Official BookBuzzr Blog

July 2nd, 2010 Guest Expert: Teresa Morrow You have taking on the endeavor of writing a book. In order to sell your book, you will need to tell people about it. You will need to communicate the message about your book so those readers who resonate with your book will want to know more about you and the book. And how you communicate this message can either bring in more sales or possibly drive people away from wishing to know more about your book. 1. Communication is give and take – Any meaningful conversation consists of listening and speaking. You are excited to share the message of your book with people, but don’t allow this enthusiasm hinder you listening to the questions, comments and suggestions others may communicate with you during a conversation. You do not want to dominate the conversation by talking about you and your book and not allowing others to share their part of the conversation. By listening to others in a conversation, you will open yourself up to meeting new p

The Wordsmith Award

Publishedbestsellers.com Presents: The Wordsmith Award First Prize: £200 (Or equivalent currency of winner's choice) Second Prize: Julius Falconer Novel Series Competition Genre: Fiction (Novels) Closing: Bi-annual* Rules: 1. Entry to consist of maximum 500 words synopsis of the work plus the first 5,000 words. 2. A front sheet containing all contact details and the title of the work. 3. Announcement of results shall be electronically via email to the email address used for entry except where otherwise advised. Only successful entrants will be notified. 4. The finished manuscript must not exceed 80,000 words. Manuscripts will not be returned. 5. Entry £5.00 per manuscript: Cheques to be made payable to PSL or via PAYPAL email link. Post all entries electronically c/o Competitions@publishedbestsellers.co.uk If Authors do not have email access or prefer postal entry, send to: Published Bestsellers c/o 7 Groveherst Road, Kent DA1 5JD. All postal entries to have an A5