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Interview with Indie Author Linda Kuhlmann

Except for halftime at the Superbowl, mass media advertising is pretty much dead. If you don't have a few hundred million to throw at your book promotion, you might have better luck targeting a…Continue

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Started Aug 11, 2011

Market Your Book in Your Pajamas with a Book Blog Tour

Many writers think that live book signings are the beginning and end of their book promotion efforts. A live book signing can be very effective, but it's also time and energy consuming, and you can…Continue

Started Aug 4, 2011

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Do You Make These 4 Mistakes in Your Writer's Website?

Writers have the opportunity to rule the age of information.  But too often their websites fall flat. Do you make these four mistakes with your website? Not having a plan.Not connecting with your target audience.Ignoring engine optimization.Not making the most of your About page. These are common errors on writers' websites, and fixing them can make your site work for you, selling your book 24/7. Learn how to fix these errors so that you can -- Reach an audience of readers hungry for your…See More
Oct 10, 2011
Jan Bear replied to T. Robert Yani's discussion Book Sales Book Sales Book Sales??????
"In general, if the book is good and marketing is a problem, it's because the book is being promoted to the wrong people.   Can't say if that's your book on any point, but it's a good place to start.   1. Who is your…"
Aug 11, 2011
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Interview with Indie Author Linda Kuhlmann

Except for halftime at the Superbowl, mass media advertising is pretty much dead. If you don't have a few hundred million to throw at your book promotion, you might have better luck targeting a series of niche markets.Listen to a podcast interview with independent author author of two,…See More
Aug 11, 2011
Jan Bear replied to Michael Parker's discussion What now?
"I know it's discouraging, but you have to find a way to be heard above the noise. The fact that your book isn't selling could mean one of two things: It's a bad book, in which case you just need to take what you've learned…"
Aug 6, 2011
Jan Bear replied to Bill Frank's discussion What's Your Biggest Challenge with Your Book?
"Yeah, 200 books x $15 is a lot of money.  Can you send out ebooks? Can you find where your target audience gathers, do that you only have to send out one or two? Can you find the influential people in your niche and get it into their…"
Aug 6, 2011
Jan Bear posted a discussion

Market Your Book in Your Pajamas with a Book Blog Tour

Many writers think that live book signings are the beginning and end of their book promotion efforts. A live book signing can be very effective, but it's also time and energy consuming, and you can only do a limited number of them. Think about a book blog tour, a sort of virtual book tour, where you find blogs and other websites related to your book and provide a guest post, FAQ or interview that presents your book to new audiences. There's a time commitment involved, but it can be at your own…See More
Aug 4, 2011
Jan Bear replied to Michael Parker's discussion What now?
"It's fine to pitch your book to a bunch of fellow writers trying to pitch their books. But what you're really looking for at a Book Marketing Forum is a way to get your books into the hands of _readers_ who really want to read…"
Aug 4, 2011
Jan Bear replied to Jeff Horton's discussion Organizing a Book Blog Tour
"The key to a successful blog book tour is to find your target audience and meet them. One place you might look is at AllTop.com and search for the topic that your audience would be interested in. Another is to search for your keyword on Google and…"
Jul 31, 2011
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Jul 31, 2011
Jan Bear replied to LM Preston's discussion Great Blog Post on Book Promotion! Things that Work!
"That is a good post. It's good to see someone with a mathematical bent producing specific testable results about how the different marketing strategies work. He says he hopes newbie authors will find it useful, and I'm sure it will be…"
Nov 15, 2010
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Nov 1, 2010
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Sep 22, 2010
Jan Bear replied to anita c spaulding's discussion HOW DO YOU GET YOUR BOOK NOTICED BY A NATIONAL BOOK PUBLISHER?
"There used to be a stigma among the big publishers against self-published books, but that's not the case anymore. All it takes to move your book from small press or self-published into the big leagues is to prove that it has an audience. So…"
Sep 22, 2010
Jan Bear is now a member of The Book Marketing Network
Sep 22, 2010

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In the new world of digital publishing, writers have more power to claim their own destiny than at any time in history. It's an exciting time, full of opportunities. On my site, Market Your Book Blog.com, I explore ways that writers can establish themselves and their work in this new world.
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Do You Make These 4 Mistakes in Your Writer's Website?

Writers have the opportunity to rule the age of information.  But too often their websites fall flat.

 

Do you make these four mistakes with your website?

 

  1. Not having a plan.
  2. Not connecting with your target audience.
  3. Ignoring engine optimization.
  4. Not making the most of your About page.

 

These are common errors on writers' websites, and fixing them can make your site work for you, selling your book…

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