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The Single Best Marketing Tool for an Author?

By C. Patrick Schulze, August 23rd, 2010 If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of a blog, the term comes from the contraction of the phrase, “web log.” A blog is simply a way to post whatever you wish to the Internet. Many think of it as a free, simple, easy-to-maintain website and others consider it an open journal. A blog, as with every part of your marketing, has but one main purpose. It’s to raise awareness of you and your books and novels. However, it also serves a number of other purposes. Your blog: helps establish your credibility as an author allows others to learn of your books and novels sells and pre-sell your books, 24/7 allows you to have a two-way conversation with your potential customers serves to promote your existing and upcoming books and novels allows you to communicate about things that are of importance to you can put you in touch with other authors for collaborate, not competitive, efforts can even help you develop the habit of writing on a regular

Post war-time account. A candid & positive feedback by Ken Newton

No Cousin of Mine . 9th August 2010 " I too was at RAF Ahlhorn in 1954. The book is an excellent read - I couldn't put it down - read it the first day I purchased it. I liked the visit to the Hamburg cemetary and his meeting with a German woman - quite spooky. This was a great read and I only wish that I'd had the ability to write such an entertaining book. "   Find out more: No Cousin of Mine

Tips for Your Online Book Promotion by Marsha Friedman

It’s Not About the Technology, It’s About the Customers Date: 18/8/10 When I started working with authors on their publicity campaigns, the landscape was reasonably simple. Arranging phone interviews on talk radio shows, appearances on TV and getting reviews in major newspapers and magazines drove consumer interest. Everyone bought their books in bookstores and the only people interested in the Internet were some computer geeks. Boy, have things changed. Today 44 percent of ALL books sold in North America are sold online at Amazon.com. What’s more, e-books now account for nearly 30 percent of all of Amazon’s sales. I want to underscore the importance of this information, because one of the most difficult things to do in the mass consumer marketplace is to figure out where your customers might be. For the book market, it’s no mystery – nearly half of your customers are researching and buying online. They live there, so that’s where you need to be. Moreover, the e-book is growing i

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