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Tue, 13 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500There are many online booksellers out there that will allow you to sell used books online. Some of the most popular of these bookstores are Amazon, Barnes and Noble and eBay. If you've ever looked at your bookself and thought "I wonder how much money I could get for selling these books", then this guide will help point you in the right direction.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Not since "The Night before Christmas" has such a classic been offered to the world. The First Christmas will be enjoyed for generations to come. Twenty five years in the making and countless years of enjoyment for the reader, Alastair Macdonalds book will delight all ages.
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400It really is important when you come to the end of writing your manuscript, as you will be excited about talking through all the different points that are important to you in your writing. However, you should take some care in your evaluation and proofreading of your manuscript to make sure your marketing efforts will be realised by having a perfect manuscript to send to publishers.
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400As a literary publicist I often am asked about publicity tips, tricks, and the magic behind my work. It's not magic. All you need to know are the basics and from there you will be able to create an effective book promotion. Below I've listed the most vital and basic tips to a successful book publicity campaign.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500For beginning authors, book promotion is the key to success. Whether an author self-publishes or is published by a major house, most often that author needs to market her book herself if she wants there to be any chance at all of it being successful. Large publishing houses are too concerned with promoting the next blockbuster to focus even on mid-list titles, and smaller publishing houses usually dont have the resources to commit to marketing their titles. Even worse off are those who self-publish, because when they receive their books, they are on their own.
Mon, 12 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500Write a book to promote a book. How's that for irony? It is a well known and widely accepted fact, that ebooks... FREE ebooks... are one of the best weapons in a viral marketing campaign arsenal. Learn how to convert your short stories, sample chapters, and articles into viral ebooks that can boost your book sales and fan base!
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Information marketing is the number one way to make huge profits from your book. Raise your expert profile and become a best selling author. Writing and publishing your own book has never been easier.
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400There are many tools that you can use to market your book both online and offline. To offer benefit to all self published authors and those that are looking to self publish, this article will address both.
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Without book promotion, no one will know that you've written a book that can change their lives. Without proper book promotion you won't sell your book. However, sometimes proper book promotion can be well... dull. Here are 3 out of the box tools to promote your book.
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Looking for internet book marketing tools that are practically hands free? Add these three tools to your arsenal and you'll be certain to sell your book. Possibly the most critical tool for a self published author is your website.
Fri, 19 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Why do some books make it to the top of the bestsellers list while others fall far behind? The secret lies in a few tips that the experts use every day. Here are three expert marketing tips for you to use to launch your book to the top of the bestseller's list.
Fri, 05 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Sun Tzu once said, "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." The sample strategy presented here is a bridge between the author's goals and the tactics she will use to achieve those goals. Authors are fiercely independent people and when an author is armed with a strategy he or she "invented," the author has a better chance to succeed than by simply "plugging" into a system that worked for someone else.
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400You are missing thousands of sales if you ignore the internet as a means to market your book. If you want to sell a book whether you publish traditionally or self publish you will need a web site to help promote it. Because the world is becoming dependent on the internet and it is the first place we look when we hunt information you are missing out if you do not have a web presence.
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400Your first step to position your self for big profits is to establish yourself as an expert. Choose a specific field where there is a demand for your expert knowledge, if there is you will profit. It does not matter if you are expert in lawn mowing or commercial real estate. And also it does not matter if you write the book, hire someone or you used a public domain book what's important is to establish presence and position your self an expert to market your work.
Sat, 14 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400Have you written a book? Is this book part of your Internet business? Are you going to sell this book online through retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com? If so then one of your main goals is to have a successful book launch. A successful book launch is one that promotes your book well before and during publication thus garnering amazing sales.
Sat, 14 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400Selling your book through Amazon.com is a great way to not only earn money, but to increase your visibility and credibility in the business world. For example, if your book achieves Amazon.com bestseller status then your sales could increase exponentially. Otherwise, your book listing may fall into the deep sea of books on Amazon. Therefore, earning best seller status is the top goal of many Internet businesses.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400A clever title is great if it is clear, but a clear title is always preferable. The best? A clear and clever title. A shorter title is better than a longer one. Your reader will spend only four-eight seconds on the cover. While some long titles have succeeded, usually the shorter, the better.
Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400A clever title is great if it is clear, but a clear title is always preferable. The best? A clear and clever title. A shorter title is better than a longer one. Your reader will spend only four-eight seconds on the cover. While some long titles have succeeded, usually the shorter, the better.
Sat, 28 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400When you set out to write your "How To..." book or any book selling information, do not make the mistake of leaving your readers with more questions after reading your book than they had before starting it. They will punish you for misleading them and the Internet will get their opinion out to anyone with an interest in researching your book before buying it.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400The topic of your book or eBook counts-big time. Which would you buy - The Art of Kissing or The Art of Courtship? The kissing book sold over 60,500 while the other sold only 17,500 copies. Before you choose your topic pay attention to your audience. What do they want and need? What will they be willing to pay for your information?
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Authors all over the world have seen the wisdom in launching a website to sell more books. With varying degrees of success, many wonder what the next step is. To make sure your marketing goes the extra mile of success, write a sales letter and post it on your web site.
Sat, 14 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Over the past few years, attending the pre-sale event at library book sales has become increasingly unpleasant owing to the behavior of a few online booksellers. Library book sales are getting more competitive, particularly the pre-sale events, but that is not an excuse for leaving your manners at home when you attend.
Mon, 19 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Self Publishing is a challenging task for many authors. All the hard work put in by the author to bring her book to shape is just the tip of the iceberg. She has to then find a trusted printer to print her books. This can go haywire if the right procedures are not followed. The hardest part will be to get the books into the limelight. For this a carefully structured marketing plan is an absolute must for the commercial viability and success of the author's book project. Terence explains the salient features of developing a marketing plan for your book.
Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Media events and public appearances can fall into any number of categories and include any number of venues (book stores, radio interviews, television interviews, writing group speeches, presentations, chat room interviews, online book tours, public forums, and more).
Sun, 26 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500The dilemma facing most online booksellers is to find a sweet spot where the marketplace reimbursements completely cover the costs of packaging and shipping the books they sell. For penny booksellers, the postage margins are really a part of their business model and they rely on making a quarter to fifty cents per book from the postage paid, so packaging is even more important to them.