Monday, 14 January 2019

Building a Better Novel, Part 1: The Foundation

I tend to be a pantser rather than a plotter.  Pantsers fly by the seats of our pants.  There are inherent drawbacks as well as rewards for using this method.  Rewards include the joy of discovery and the freedom to change things.  

However, I am starting to explore plotting.  Plotting feels like a straitjacket to me, but Plotters tend to write a lot more books, and this definitely interests me!  

Go here for this great blog post on Building a Better Novel.  She breaks it down into logical steps.  And remember, you can always change the narrative if it's not working for you.  

Your street team can help you to write your book, and to market it afterwards.  For more about how to build your street team, go here to download Book Marketing Genius.  

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Testimonials: Why We Need Them and How to Get Them

As authors, we need testimonials.  They are an important way to attract readers. 

So how can we get testimonials?  One way is to ask your street team to give you testimonials and/or reviews.  Go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius.  It gives step-by-step details as how to grow and develop your street team. 


Plus go here to read this post, How and Why Authors Should Get Testimonials.  

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It contains loads of resources for you.  

 Here's to your success!   

 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Thinking Big as an Author - Book Marketing Strategies from Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul
He has launched 47 New York Times bestsellers and sold over 500 million books worldwide.   

Go here for this great video - Chicken Soup for Soul's Jack Canfield on book marketing and publicity strategies. 

Go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius.  


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Go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing
It contains loads of resources for you. 

Here's to your success! 

 

Monday, 10 December 2018

51 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love


John Kremer
John Kremer is a book marketing genius.  To read my interview with him, download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius.  

He talks about his list of 51 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love.  Make sure you send this to your friends and loved ones, as suggestions of how they can help you. 


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Go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing
It contains loads of resources for you. 

Here's to your success!  


 

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Start Your Grassroots Campaign with 10 People

Another term for "grassroots campaign" is "street team". 

For step-by-step instructions on how to build your author street team, go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius.  


Go here to read "Start Your Grassroots Campaign with 10 People".  It contains some great suggestions. 
It begins with the first 10 people.  They need to be informed incentivized, and purposeful in the people they reach out to ... passionate or truly knowledgeable about your blog or book ....


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Book Marketing Advice Roundup: Best of the Last Year

Jane Friedman
Go here to read this blog post from Jane Friedman

She includes topics such as, for example,

How to Sell Books (for Indie Authors);

Why and How to Reach the Right Readers; and

5 Quick Things on What Goes Viral on YouTube vs. Facebook. 

And loads more! 

Plus check out my recent blog post:  How to Reach Your Readers How One Author Sold 20,000 Books in One Month.
 
Stay up to date with this blog for more great tips and information.  Plus go here for my Facebook page, Writers' Secrets.

Go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing. It contains loads of resources for you. 

Here's to your success! 


Monday, 5 November 2018

Building Your Author Street Team

John Kremer

Your author street team can be both your focus group, while you are writing your book, and your loyal fan base that helps you to attract more readers.

Go here to listen to a wonderful podcast with book marketing genius John Kremer.  He explains how crucial it is to build relationships (i.e. your street team), and gives guidance on how to do it.  Inspiration and wisdom! 

For more on how to build your street team, download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius.  It contains an interview with book marketing genius John Kremer.

See also, Should You Create a Street Team for Your Book?


 
Stay up to date with this blog for more great tips and information.  Plus go here for my Facebook page, Writers' Secrets.

Go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing. It contains loads of resources for you. 

Here's to your success!