- 1.John Kremer on Marketing Books
- 3.Brown Eyed Girl
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'm a Paramedic so my target audience is people in EMS. I found thousands of EMS related Facebook pages and was able to find several that posted the link to my book. That worked very well for the first 6 weeks of the release of my book, but now sales have slowed down. I'm looking for other marketing avenues. I hope this helps.
Since I'm new at this, being my first book, is 305 books sold in the first five weeks good ?
Yes I think so. Hopefully it continues at that rate or even more sell. I checked it out and it sounds like you have good ratings! Good Luck!
Thank you Kelly. The people that have read my book have loved it. Now I just have to figure out how to gain exposure for it so more people will have a chance to read it. If my reviews weren't good, I wouldn't be pushing it as hard as I want to. With all of the positive responses I've gotten by my readers, I feel like I have a product that has a chance to be successful. Figuring out how to do that.....that's the hard part.
Have you built a twitter page or Facebook page just for your book? FB lets you run cheap ad campaigns that bring people to the page and get you exposure.
I'd say 305 books during the first 5 weeks is great. That would probably propel you well up the ranks on Amazon/Kindle.
I so agree, John! I work with Morgan James Publishing and we are very much into helping our authors take an entrepreneurial stance to marketing -- particularly in guerrilla format so they spend little to no money! Our founder even co-authored a book, Guerrilla Marketing for Writers, that will surely be great help to your followers and other authors alike.
I love how engaged you are with helping others succeed!
Since this is your area of expertise and interest would you be interested in reviewing my newest book? You'll find it and info about it at http://www.clewbook.com/. I would love to have you leave a comment (and your link) on the blog too.
Let me know and I'll make sure you get a copy.
My PDF version should be in your inbox shortly. Thanks ever so much. I would be happy to reciprocate.
Christine . . .
Your book needs and deserves a much better book cover. Especially given the visual nature of Pinterest. This cover fades into the background.
I can create a much better book cover for you if you like. I'd charge $200.
I'm not giving you the feedback in order to drum up business. I don't need it. I just think your book deserves a much more graphic cover that sells.
I'm sure you can see the dramatic difference between your book cover and Ginger Mark's.
John, Thank you for the accolades on my cover. As a designer/publisher I got a really good deal. LOL. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback on my cover and can only begin to tell Christine the importance of not selling her cover short.
This is not where you skimp, Christine, and John charges a whole lot less than I do. $200 is a very small investment to ensure your buyer will be attracted enough to pick your book out of the gazillions 'on the shelf'.