Monday, 15 November 2021

Publishers Currently Seeking Submissions


I have just discovered this list of publishers who are accepting submissions now. Check it out:  Authors Publish

Plus Camberwell Scribes are looking for short stories for a forthcoming anthology on the theme of "Summer". Please message us here if you would like to submit a story, or for more information.

What are your favourite places to submit short stories?  Please comment below and please share. 

Monday, 20 September 2021

21 Awesome Book Marketing Promotions and Predictions for 2021

As 2021 is coming to an end, it will be interesting to check out these marketing promotions and predictions. 

I want to know your thoughts:  How many of these predictions have come true?  And which of these methods have you used?  Have you held, or attended, more Meetup events?  More online events?  More school events?  What other changes have you seen? 

Are you seeing a lot more competition now?  

Please leave your comments below.  

Also, want to know how Alinka can help you to become a bestselling author on the U.S.A. Today bestseller list?  Go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius, and read my interview with Alinka.  Then contact me here

Alinka's books have made the U.S.A. Today bestseller list over and over again.  She has been featured in Forbes. 

See also:  10 Free Things You Can Do to Promote Your Books.  

For self-published authors,  getting book reviews is essential for success.  I have lots of material about how to get reviews for your books.  Book Marketing Genius can help you with this.  See also: 

How to Make the Most of Your Book Reviews, by Ingram Spark

How to Get 1,000+ Book Reviews

and more.  

Please leave your comments below and please share.  Thanks.  

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

10 Free Things You Can Do to Promote Your Books

John Kremer


Check out this great post from book marketing genius John Kremer, 10 Free Things You Can Do to Promote Your Books.  

What I like about all of John's tips is that they are practical and you can implement them immediately.   

Plus, want to become a U.S.A. Today bestselling author?  Alinka has done so over and over again, and can help you to do it too!  She has been featured in Forbes and shared some of her tips with me.  

For my interviews with John and Alinka, go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius

Want more information?  Go here to contact me for a FREE consultation.  


Thursday, 19 August 2021

How to Make the Most of Your Book Reviews, by Ingram Spark

Ingram Spark, who offer many self-publishing resources including printing and distribution, have raised some points about making the most of your book reviews, including:  

1. Add Excerpts from Rave Reviews to Your Book Cover

2. Include Book Reviews on Your Author Website

3. Use Book Reviews on Social Media

4. Include Book Reviews in Press Releases

5. Use Reviews on Marketing Materials

6. Use Book Reviews to Get More Reviews

7. Use Reviews to Approach Booksellers and Librarians

8. Include Book Reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

9. Add Reviews to Your Book Metadata

10. Use Reviews to Boost Your Confidence

11. Use Reviews to Improve Your Work.

They go through these in more detail at:  How to Get Book Reviews for Your Self-Published Book.  


See also:  

How to Sell Your First Book (Not Just for Newbies); 

How to Get 1,000+ Book Reviews.  

What is your best strategy for getting book reviews?  Please post below and please share this link.  Thanks.  



Tuesday, 10 August 2021

How I Get Tons of Amazon Reviews Without Breaking Amazon's Terms of Service


This video explains great, strategic ways to get reviews on Amazon, while staying within the Amazon terms of service.  He also talks about other ways to increase your sales. 

Have you used this method?  Or do you plan to use it?  Please comment below.  Thanks.  

Plus what's the fastest way to increase your sales?  


Wednesday, 14 July 2021

How to “Write to Market” (Plotting and Tropes) - Derek Murphy

In this blog post, Derek Murphy talks about the importance of being able to "write to market" in order to be sure you books will sell.  

He says:  "Writing to market is about satisfying readers, and making sure they read till the very end, so getting the conclusion right is critical". 

Meanwhile, Hilary Mantel talks about whether to write for your audience or for yourself.  

What do you think:  write for your audience or for yourself?  Please comment/share.  Thanks.  

On another note, we are looking for short stories for a forthcoming anthology..  Please message us on this site if you would like more information or to submit your story.  

Monday, 5 July 2021

Hilary Mantel on How to Learn to Trust Yourself as a Writer

Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, gives loads of great advice in this article.  

She reflects on: 

   - how to read or re-read your own work    
   - what to do if you can’t bear to;
   -  how to make the most of your time;  
   - whether to write for your audience or for yourself; 

and more.  

Go here to read this article.  

For more on how to develop, and market, your book, go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius.