Indie Book Marketing & Publishing Blogs

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With so much going on in social media and promotion, we’ve pulled together some great book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include getting the most out of Twitter’s recent changes, learning how to keep your Facebook engagement up, promoting your content on Google+, and [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Penny C. Sansevieri
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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
beth
Which social media sties have the most user profiles worldwide?1. Facebook 1.4 billion2. Youtube 1.0 billion3. Qzone [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Book Marketing Buzz Blog
De Saint-Exupery on Work
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry You have to teach people to long for the thing you want [...]
Wed, Apr 16, 2014
John Kremer
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The book industry was rocked to its foundations last month when Tim Waterstone, founder of UK bookstore chain Waterstones, predicted the end of the eBook revolution in the UK.  According to ‘The Telegraph’ he insists that the eBook is a declining fad, and that traditional printed paper books are not only as [...]
Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Jonathan Gunson
WritingExcuses
Podcasts are one of the best ways to redeem otherwise wasted time (I’m looking at you, daily commute). Turn an otherwise dull commute into an amazing educational opportunity by listening to podcasts on the road. Want to level up your publishing career? Here are the top marketing writing podcasts that can help [...]
Mon, Apr 07, 2014
Author Media
telling stories
I once thought it might be fun to say to everyone I met, “Tell me the most interesting thing that ever happened to you or your family,” then gather all the stories into a book. I still think it’s a good idea. Maybe I should delete that paragraph so that no [...]
Mon, Mar 31, 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
The 4th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 7-9, 2014. This event is completely virtual; attendees participate via phone or Skype, with 15 speakers over three days. I’ve worked with many of the speakers, including Dan Poynter, and know your book project will greatly benefit from their experience and insight. [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Judy Cullins