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.
I added support for it ;) I actually recently stumbled on thunderclap myself but haven't managed to come up with a compelling tweet to share... I tend to be too no nonsense and straight to the point which never catches people's attention *sigh*
Oh dear, well I will have problems, too then lol. Thank you so much for the support. If u need a RT or a vote, please let me know
This is great. I would do that. :)
I love the idea of authors helping authors. My first book was just published and I can use all the help that I can get. i'm also a voracious reader. My goal for my book now is to increase the number of reviews. Currently I have eleven. All are 4 and 5 star so it's a good start. I have been attempting to read more independent author's works and adding reviews to Amazon and Goodreads. Any ideas for me.
That's a good start, Wayne. Now start building relationships with other authors. Let them know when you do a review of their works on Amazon or GoodReads.
Also, start commenting on their blog posts, sharing their Facebook Posts, retweeting their tweets, repinning their pins. They will start to notice and want to connect with you in a bigger way.
That's my short response. Read more about my recommendations at http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com
Thanks John. I appreciate the thoughts. I have started down that road and will continue and go farther.
You;re doing good with 11 reviews ;) I'm a bit piled under right now, but after the new year starts I;d be happy to do a review exchange if you're interested. I write vampires (which I know is not everyone;s cup of tea) - here's the link so you can see if it's anything you'd be interested in. - http://www.amazon.com/Shades-Gray-Joleene-Naylor/dp/1449511813
Hi Joleene. It's good to hear from you. I have done a couple of swap reviews and have read some good books as a result. I would love to read your book. I have read a couple of vampire books and have enjoyed them. I will give you an honest review and let you know before I add anything less than a four star before I add it. The new year is great but you can send your book in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
So I have resurfaced - consider it sent!
I have started a review writing business. I do charge a fee, but Its a VERY low rate fee. I am an indie author and I know how it can get costly. They get their review posted on my blog plus on my other social media. PLUS they get posted on a twitter author exchange where their review will reach even MORE viewers! If anyone is interested send me a message I will give you link to my website.
If you also posted to amazon or B&N and goodreads you would probably draw more attention ;) Just a random thought because I know when I was looking for reviewers that was one of my criteria before I contacted them.