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secrets of getting into bookstores
We’ve got a roundup of some of the top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others that offer plenty of ideas and inspiration. The topics include secrets to getting into bookstores, increasing G+ engagement, getting more shares for your blog posts, and more. Happy marketing! ************** * 10 Things [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014
Penny C. Sansevieri
kolbury press books logo
March is Small Press Month, so I’m celebrating.  Why? Because my publishing company, Kolbury Press, now has several titles up and running with a young adult biblical adventure, The Finger of God, to debut this month! Now that CreateSpace and others make self-publishing so easy, many people are finding it simple [...]
Sun, Mar 02, 2014
Book publishers have long been criticized for the following:· Being elitist gatekeepers as to what gets published· Failing to put publicity or marketing muscle behind most of their titles· [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014
Book Marketing Buzz Blog
Jeff Davidson on Authors
Guest Post by Jeff Davidson 1. The success of a book is 10% content and 90% marketing. Unless the publishing house is behind your book, forget it. 2. The book publishing industry is agent driven. Agents sell the best books for the most money, with some few exceptions. Authors representing themselves hardly ever match [...]
Sat, Jul 26, 2014
John Kremer
Jane Eyre 2011 Movie
Want to know how to captivate readers so completely they’ll be buying your next book on Amazon within thirty seconds? The answer to this question is the subject of today’s guest post by IPPY and NIEA Award-winning writer Katie Weiland. Weiland writes historical and speculative fiction from her home in western [...]
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Jonathan Gunson
Ultimate Crowdfunding Course for Authors
We’ve spent quite a bit of time at Author Media talking about crowdfunding– what it is, how awesome it is, and how to make it happen. A few months ago, we turned that talk into action, and put our own “Crowdfunding Is Awesome” theory to the test in just about the most meta way [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Author Media
A Chorus Line features a great song for writers, “The Music and the Mirror.” Like all the songs in that musical, it was originally written for dancers but it speaks to everyone. You don’t need to be a dancer to get the song–we’ve all felt a bit useless at times: Give me somebody [...]
Sun, Jun 15, 2014
Vickey Kall
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Ten years ago I was approached to write a family memoir. When all was said and done, the family would have had to shell out about fifteen grand to publish a book that had a potential audience of less than twenty. I advised them against it. A lot has changed in [...]
Wed, Jan 15, 2014
Stephen Smoke - IBMG