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Where to go for marketing your book

December 14, 2013

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If you’re like a lot of writers you’re likely frustrated at trying to get your work out there before readers, and ultimately, sold to the masses.

Where do you go for the best push for your book or books? Facebook? Twitter? Maybe you’ve considered hiring a publicity person to market your work for you? I have no definitive answers, but I’ve done my share of reading and perusing the latest books on marketing.
What’s the best book out there? Hard to say. I will say a few in the bunch are a little more entertaining than others. Pamela Fagan Hutchins’s What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, for example, was one of the more delightful reads. She’s funny and brassy at the same time – a real down-home Texan gal.

The different books I list cover a realm of topics, from finding the right keywords on Amazon for your books, to choosing the right covers. No guys and girls, you can’t judge a book by its cover, but an attractive cover can indeed lure more readers.

I found little nuggets of valuable gold in each of the books here. I have them all on my Kindle, and I can refer back to them from time to time when I’m stuck on a marketing question.
Marketing your book can be an utterly frustrating experience, but a learning one at the same time. Of course, writing the best book you possibly can write goes a long way toward success.
Keep your writing dreams alive.

And here’s my list, in no particular order:
What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes – Pamela Fagan Hutchins
How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle – Martin Crosbie
61 Ways to Sell More Nonfiction Kindle Books – Steve Scott
The Kindle Sales Booster System …. The Hidden Secrets from the Amazon Ecosystem Exposed – B. Stijn
Sell More Books! Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut Authors – J. Steve Miller and Cherie K. Miller
The Indie Journey: Secrets to Writing Success – Scott Nicholson
Money Making Machine … How to Publish, Market and Make Money Using Kindle Books – Anbu Rayappan
Titles & Covers That Sell – Anbu Rayappan
The Kindle Publishing Bible … How to Sell More Kindle Ebooks on Amazon – Tom Corson-Knowles
Crush It With Kindle – John Tighe
Secrets of the Six-Figure Author: Mastering the Inner Game of Writing, Publishing and Marketing Books – Tom Corson-Knowles
Amazon Kindle Sales Secrets Exposed – Michael Thomas
Marketing Your Book on Amazon – Shelley Hitz

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2 Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Book World Marketing and commented:
    Thanks for sharing this list, Mike. True, the 80/20 rule of being a successful author can be pretty overwhelming but making a plan and trying not to look at the whole picture at once helps. Keep in mind too that there’s some fun to be had while promoting your book…if you’re not enjoying yourself, take a break, rethink your plan and look around for the nearest puppy and toddler.

    • Making sure the marketing doesn’t take up all you time, including those precious hours you need to write, can be a challenge.
      Thanks for writing.

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