5 Ways Fiverr Can Help Your Market Your Blogged Book

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By Dina Eisenberg (@DinaEisenberg) You made the wise decision to blog your book. The next step is making your book and blog visible to your readers through marketing. But as a busy author you may not have the time (or interest) to devote to implementing the marketing plan you designed. That’s where Fiverr can be […]

How to Produce a Bestseller: Watch What Sells

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This is the first post in a three-part series. You can find many blog posts and articles, as well as course, that teach you how to produce a bestseller. Many of them focus upon promotional tactics, like one-day marketing campaigns, joint ventures, free days, and pre-sales. However, you can produce books—blogged books or books you […]

How Authors Can Use Listmania to Promote Their Books

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By Scott Lorenz (@aBookPublicist) Authors are always looking for low cost and easy ways to promote their books and I think you’ll appreciate this tip from Scott Lorenz. As a book publicist I am always on the lookout for effective inexpensive ways to reach book buyers. One way is to tap into the power of […]

The “Queen of Snark” on Booking Blogs and Promoting Books

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I met Rachel Thompson not long after the release of her second book. She was teaching classes on how to go blog-to-book on Triberr.com. Since then, she’s written and published a third successful book. Although she hasn’t blogged a book, she knows how to book a blog and how to successfully self-publish a book. As […]

5 Tools to Help You Manage Your Social Media Marketing Time

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An enormous part of making your blogged-book or blogging efforts successful revolves around tying your posts, as well as your blog, into your social media networks. As with any book, you have to market it. Blogging a book gets you involved in one of the most important and effective marketing activities: blogging. But blogging works […]

Every Virtual Book Tour Needs a Purpose

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Most authors plan virtual book tours because they have a book release approaching. Typically, they want to drive up book sales on the day their books hit Amazon. However, trying to produce a bestseller on one day or for one hour is not the only reason to go on a virtual book tour. Neither is […]

How to Organize Your Virtual Book Tour

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A virtual book tour provides you with a way to “travel” around the country or the world from the comfort of your home office. However, like any ‘round-the-world trip, which includes a variety of stops with many logistics, you must develop some way to manage all the details once your are one the move. Otherwise, […]

How to Prepare for Your Virtual Book Tour

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After completing four of my own virtual book tours, I can tell you from experience that preparation plays a key role in the success of your tour. A discussed previously, you need to choose your tour stops and invite invite hosts, but you also must plan the content you will provide. Additionally, you need to […]

How to Choose Hosts for Your Virtual Book Tour

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A virtual book tour revolves around the blogs that participate in this promotional tool. However, you may think you have no control over what blog stops you make. That’s not true. In fact, one of the most important decisions you can make prior to beginning your virtual book tour involves choosing the type of blogs […]

15 Reasons to Go on a Blog or Virtual Tour—Book or No Book

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Some people think blog tours and virtual book tours are dead. I disagree. They provide a powerful tool to promote the release of your book or your blog. Most often, authors use blog or virtual book tours to increase the visibility of their books. Indeed, this is a fabulous tool for getting the word out […]

Get Out From Behind Your Blog

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Most bloggers love to write posts and to publish them. Some even love to blog books, writing and promoting them post by post. And, most bloggers also like staying safely online, checking our stats, sharing and retweeting on Twitter, commenting on Facebook, replying to readers, and generally hanging out on the Internet. It’s a nice, […]

How to Build Platform and Promote Your Book with Articles

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All aspiring and published authors should consider themselves journalists. Whether you want to build author platform or you simply want to find ways to promote your book, articles provide an effective promotional element to add to your marketing toolbox. It’s easy enough to simply write articles about the topic of your book “off the top […]

How Writers and Bloggers Can Use the Rule of 5 To Become Discoverable

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Whether you are an aspiring author or published author or simply a blogger, discoverability remains the watchword. That means you have to find ways to make yourself and your work easily found on the Internet. How do you do that? Lot’s of exerts have written articles and blog posts about how to improve discoverability or […]

Point Readers to Your Blogged Book with an “About This Book” Page

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Blogging Basics for Aspiring Authors: Lesson 20 Most blogs commonly include an “About” page. Typically, this page describes the blog, the blogger or both. When you blog a book, however, consider including an “About This Book” page. The content you provide on this page alerts your readers to the fact you actually are blogging a […]

Keeping the Energy Going

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Last night, or rather this morning, at about 2 a.m., I was answering interview questions for a piece that would appear on someone’s blog. It was a very long interview–23 questions–that I should have completed about two weeks ago. I’d answered many of the questions many times before for other people. Then I came across […]