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Authors Working Together to Sell More Books

"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.

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Hi. As a new author with one book out and a second on the way, I have found marketing to be much more difficult than writing. As that was what I had been told to expect I am not surprised, but I am still somewhat disappointed. My book is on several book listing sites and I now have 21 reviews. The book went out in October of last year so I think I'm doing okay, but not great.

I have been doing a number of review swaps that help me as well as other authors. I know that some people are against the idea, but so far it has worked as I have read some interesting books and have given honest reviews. As a forum for authors helping authors what I would like to see is any ideas on how to move forward. This could mean websites that have worked or marketing ideas that have sold books. I'm not against spending some money to add my book to a site if there is a good chance that it will work, but there are so many out there that seem to want my money, but there is no guarantee of success. If other authors have had that success I would love to hear about it.

Thanks

Wayne

Head on over to What I Am Reading and post your comment on my review of Scribbler Tales by Mary Ann Bernal.

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading-24

I am working with you so you can sell more books. Post your book trailer on Blurbsurfer.com for FREE!

 
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
 
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What I Am Reading
April 17, 2015

Stop by this week's edition of What I Am Reading and post your comment on my review of Sick Bastards by Matt Shaw.

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading-28

Please join me in congratulating a fellow indie and member of The Book Marketing Network on having his novella, The Carnarvon Creeper, featured on the Saturday Showcase of Indies Unlimited.

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading-19

Help me sell more books for a fellow indie. Check out my review of Dark Tidings by Ken Magee.

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading-29

Wow! So sorry you have had that experience - I would be at wits end by now. Thanks for sharing it with us so other authors can avoid the same mess.

Can't we all just work together to sell more books?

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading-30

Hello everyone,

I hope you can work with me to help Baibin Nighthawk sell more books. Here's the link to this week's edition of What I Am Reading :

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading...

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