Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Joanna Penn: How To Get Reviews For Your Book

This is a great video from Joanna Penn of the Creative Penn podcast and blog on how to get reviews.  

It's very important to get reviews for your book, especially for indie authors.  

Not all book reviews need to come in during the first week of publication.  It can be useful to have a long-term book review strategy.  

See also:  How to Get Book Reviews.  

The members of your street team are some of the best people to review your books.  Go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius, for more about how to build your street team and get them to review your book.  

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Monday, 16 September 2019

How to Get Book Reviews



Who are the best people to review your book?  Which members of your audience are most likely to be willing to read and review your book?  Check out this film to find out. 

What strategies do you use to get book reviews?  

The members of your street team are some of the best people to review your books.  Go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius, for more about how to build your street team and get them to review your book.  

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Double Your Book Sales

Here's another great blog post from John Kremer:  Double Your Book Sales.  

One thing I particularly enjoy about John Kremer's work is that his suggestions are always practical - practical methods we can implement TODAY to market our books.  Practical steps we can take TODAY.  

For my interview with book marketing genius John Kremer, go here to download my FREE ebook Book Marketing Genius nowBook Marketing Genius gives step-by-step instructions on how to build your author street team.  

For lots more great book marketing resources, go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing.


Subscribe to this blog for more great tips and information.  Plus go here for my Facebook page, Writers' SecretsYou can promote your books there. 

What's your best strategy for attracting more readers and increasing your book sales?  Please share in the comments section below.  

Here's to your success!  

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Review of The Big Short


You may have seen The Big Short, the movie with Brad Pitt. The movie is great, but, I promise you, the book is even better.

The Big Short charts the months leading up to the 2008 financial crash – from the point of view of people who predicted the crash, and profited from it. 

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If you ever wondered what, exactly, caused the crash, this book makes it very clear in a way that's both easily understandable and, in fact, funny. It will put a smile on your face and may even make you laugh out loud.

The author, Michael Lewis, manages to make what you may see as a dry subject engaging and entertaining.  He achieves this largely through drawing short but very effective portraits of each character.  
 
The Big Short describes a handful of people in the world of high finance who could see what was coming. They (probably) weren't psychic, they just paid attention. Their colleagues and wives (these experts were all male) thought they were crazy. Nobody wanted to get on board with their predictions, but, somehow, they managed to find each other, and to come up with different ways to profit from the situation.

For example, Michael Burry auto-enrolled his finance clients in his vehicle. He had created this vehicle specifically in order to bet against the market. He was paying huge insurance fees every month but, when he hit, he hit big. He, and all of his clients, made enough money to keep them and their families for generations to come.

Have you ever read a book that's so good you never want it to finish? That's how I feel about The Big Short. I keep putting it down and picking it back up again a few months later. As a result, I have read – and enjoyed - some parts over and over again.

Thus, I have come to understand, in a certain amount of detail, exactly how and why the 2008 crash happened.

It was a combination of greed, stupidity and hubris – the belief on the part of those who manipulated the financial markets that they were right, no matter what.

As I said, I never wanted this book to end. But we all know how it ended. People lost their jobs, people lost their homes, and people – like you and me – had to endure years of austerity. For example, government cuts, reductions in services for the elderly and the disabled and, certainly in the UK, cuts to the health service. And some financial services had to accept that they were not “too big to fail”. Meanwhile, the rich continue to get richer.

If you want to understand how, read this book.

And bear in mind, this can all happen again. 

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Facebook Tips: 31 Ways to Promote Your Facebook Page

Another highly informative book marketing blog post from book marketing genius John Kremer: Facebook Tips: 31 Ways to Promote Your Facebook Page.



To read my interview with John Kremer, go here to download Book Marketing Genius now. He gives lots more great tips about how to market your books.  
 

My FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius, gives step-by-step instructions on how to build your street team.  
 
For lots more great book marketing resources, go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing.


Subscribe to this blog for more great tips and information.  Plus go here for my Facebook page, Writers' Secrets. You can promote your book there.  

What is your best strategy to promote your Facebook page?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  



Thursday, 24 January 2019

Essential Book Marketing Task: Build Your Launch Team

Building your launch team is an essential task, or rather, series of tasks.  This post gives you details of how you can do it.


My FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius, gives step-by-step instructions on how to build your street team.  Plus my interview with book marketing genius John Kremer.  Go here to download Book Marketing Genius now.

For lots more great book marketing resources, go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing.

Subscribe to this blog for more great tips and information.  Plus go here for my Facebook page, Writers' Secrets.
Here's to your success!  

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

How Blogging Helps Authors

This blog post explores the ways that many successful authors strategically use the world of blogging to advance their brand and promote a book. 

Actually, I did not find this article particularly useful.  Having said that, befriending bloggers is often recommended, and I'm sure this is excellent advice.  


I would love to know your experiences with blogging as an author.  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks. 

Your street team is part launch team, part focus group, part fan club for your books.  Your street team can help you by providing blog posts, reviews and testimonials. Go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius.  It gives step-by-step instructions on how to build your street team.  

For lots more great book marketing resources, go here for my online group, Book Marketing and Financing.


Subscribe to this blog for more great tips and information.  Plus go here for my Facebook page, Writers' Secrets.
Here's to your success!  

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