For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
"Your life changes when you meet people." - Sterling Valentine
I want to encourage the authors and publishers on this Book Marketing Network to work together to help each other to sell more books. That's the main reason I created this network in the first place.
There are so many ways that you can help each other. For example, I wrote an article on 30 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love - http://www.bookmarket.com/loveawriter.htm. Most of those ways apply not only to your friends but also to authors helping each other.
In addition, you can do joint ventures, Amazon Bestseller Campaigns, blog tours, and more.
Please use this forum right here to list your requests for partners as well as your responses or offers to help other authors.
You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish if you work together rather than alone.
For example, I'd love to see a fiction writers co-op promotion where each novelist promotes the other members in the co-op on their blog or website or social network. Tweet about each other. Like each others' Facebook page. Do joint blog tours.
Poets can do the same thing. So can business book authors. Spiritual authors. Christian authors. Cookbook authors. Etc.
Totally agree. Together Everyone Achieves More and all that.
I couldn't agree more. I released my first book, Racing the Reaper, on Amazon and the marketing aspect is killing me. I don't know how to do it. Does anyone have any pointers ?
Feel free to check out Guerrilla Marketing for Writers, published by us, Morgan James Publishing, and written by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rich Frishman, Michael, Laren, and David Hancock (the founder of Morgan James).
It's a fabulous book that offers not only ways to market your book but how to do so with little/no-cost!
One thing I do is find bloggers and offer them a free pdf of my book in exchange for a review. Another option is to find authors in your genre and offer to exchange books and reviews. Blog Hops are a way to get more exposure as well :0)
Aileen Have you received a respond from them? Has it actually lead to sale? I am asking because it seems like a time consuming process and I want to make sure if I follow it, I click some sales :)
Sorry I missed your question for so long. Yes, many people have responded favorable. I can't tell you how many or if any sales this has led to, but building a platform and name recognition is a slow process. It often takes years. I have achieved thirty-two ratings on Amazon most of them five star. Once you reach thirty, Amazon starts recommending your book when people search. It also gives people who stop to look an idea of what other reader's think about your book. Many people base purchases off of what other people think about the product. You have to look at it as building your reputation one brick, or one review, at a time :0)
how did you find out that once you have thirty reviews that Amazon starts recommending your book? This is great info, the first I've heard of it.
great idea Aileen! Thanks for all of your help, ideas, and advice!
I have opened up my publishing house book catalogue to self-published authors to help them put a professional look to their book sales. If you are interested you can download the current working copy and order your space at http://www.documeantpublishing.com/order.html.
The plan is to get it out for the holiday sales push. I will be putting it on CDs to hand out to book resellers as well as making it available online. I am suggesting that all authors do the same.
Imagine the opportunity!
Very true. The first step was to get the novel published, but because I'm with a smaller press, and a new author, I have to do a lot of the marketing myself, which is very time-consuming.
I've joined a lot of forums, and done a lot of promotional things, like interviews, on different blogs. As well as getting reviews.
So, if any author was to do a guest post or interview on my website, just fill out the requests for blog page on https://sharlenefreelancewriter.wordpress.com/
I'm happy to help, and hopefully people won't mind returning the favour. :)
I host fellow authors on my blog where I post about writing. Monday, 3/21, will be a new author J.A. Bove. In April, I'll host Deanna Proach and Grace Elliot is scheduled again in June. I still have slots open for May, July, August and September. Being a Christian, there are certain books I won't promote - paranormal, horror and erotica. I write fantasy, but classic like Tolkien and Lewis, not abnormal relationships.