Apr 172013
How to Hire a Social Media Marketer

Your hands are full doing what you love (writing, creating products, running your business) – you have no time to market your books and brand online! It’s time to hire a social media marketer. Here’s what an author says: “I’ve read a million ‘how to’s’ about social media, and have spent a ton of time creating the array of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Linkedin pages. Plus, of course, my

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Jul 192011
Overwhelmed by the Thought of Selling Your Writing? Help is Here

If you’re a writer who gets overwhelmed when you think of marketing and selling your writing, you’re not alone! Not wanting to promote my writing is why I hesitate to pursue a literary agent and get my books published. Here’s how a fellow writer describes it: “The thought of all the details I must be sure to cover in this hypertechno age of social media in order to sell my

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May 062011
Example of a Query Letter to Literary Agents for a Nonfiction Book

Here’s the query letter for my “Quips and Tips” nonfiction book series, which I sent to a couple dozen literary agents five days ago. So far, I’ve received six positive responses and many rejections. I’ll post some of the agents’ responses soon — some of them are really interesting! Fellow scribes, how’s your writing coming along? Are you stuck or full of pluck? “Always dream and shoot higher than you

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Apr 122011
Selling Poetry? 5 Ways to Market Your Book of Poems

You’ll find selling poetry much easier if you know how to spread the word! These five tips for marketing your book of poems are from author Cherie Burbach. Let her help you sell your poetry in low-key, fun, easy ways… Before the tips, a quip: “Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree.  He doesn’t eat much and doesn’t read much, but

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Mar 172011
6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online

These tips for promoting your book are free – but they still require effort! The right marketing tips will help you avoid paying money to PR companies and publicists – and these tips are for authors who have more time than money. Before the tips, a quip: “Success isn’t always an immediate change.” ~ Dirk Matson. None of these services guarantee that your book will be an overnight success, but

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Mar 122011
Promoting a Book - Should You Hire a Book Promotion Company?

Even before you get published, you need to start promoting your book! Should you hire a book promotion company? These five tips will help you answer these questions: What is the best book marketing service for me? Which promotion companies should I contact? How much will it cost to market and advertise my book? How can I trust the book promoters to do their job effectively? Before the tips, a quip:

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Dec 242010
How to Sell eBooks – 7 Tips That Make Selling eBooks Easy

Knowing how to sell ebooks is crucial to earning a living as a writer. Here are seven tips that make selling ebooks seem easy — but it still takes time and effort. These marketing tips aren’t just about selling more books – they’re about figuring out who you are as a writer (your brand) and sharing the news! Before the tips, a quip: “Let advertisers spend the same amount of money

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May 062010
How to Write a Google Adsense Ad to Sell Your eBook

Writing an ebook is a great way to earn passive income…if you can sell it! Google Adsense advertising can be an effective way to promote and sell your book, especially if you’re armed with tips. Here’s what I learned from writing my Google Adsense ad for 73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire) the Muse… Before the tips, a quip: “Never write an advertisement you wouldn’t want your family to read. You

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Apr 152010
After Writing an E-Book – Pricing, Marketing, and Landing Pages

What do writers do after writing an eBook? After all, writing eBooks isn’t just about researching, editing, and making money! Successful authors also need to know about pricing, creating landing pages, marketing, and selling their eBooks. Here’s what one successful writer says about his line of eBooks: “Since writing my first eBook, I’ve learned better formatting tricks,” says UK-based freelancer Andy Hayes. “Out with the clipart, in with the whitespace. I’ve started

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Mar 232010
Writing and the Law of Attraction – 8 Steps to Getting Published Via Visualization

Can visualization and vision boards help writers get published? Yes, say the authors of The Smart Cookies’ Guide to…Getting Out of Debt. They credit the success of their two books to the law of attraction and their vision boards. Here, writer Viccy Adams describes eight specific steps to visualizing writing goals and getting published… But first, a word from one of the teachers in The Secret: “The law of attraction is really obedient,” says Lisa Nichols.

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