If you are a current subscriber, shoot an email to me at: email@example.com
If you aren’t yet a subscriber, go RIGHT HERE to subscribe and our system will instantly send you the download link.
HERE’S A FREE EXCERPT 🙂
Steps 13 – 15:
→The Friend Selling Trend
→Pictures (Memes) Sell More Than Words
→Building Your Subscriber List with Contests
13. DO Ask Friends to Help Promote Your Book, AND Ask Your Out-of-Town Friends to Post Your Business Cards and Flyers (see a sample in step 12) in Their Towns!
Don’t be shy about asking your friends to help promote your book(s)! On my personal Facebook page, I openly ask my friends to “PLEASE SHARE” when posting promotional items. And, they do! Friends are usually very happy to carry a few business cards and flyers in their vehicles for posting in coffee shops and other stores in their own towns. Don’t be shy! Ask!!
14. DO Create Memes to Promote Your Books
You can use the Paint program that is free and pre-installed on most PCs to create square memes to promote not only your books, but also your website, your newsletter, your free ebooks, and anything you sell. You can get free, high-quality graphics from Pixabay.com to feature in your memes. Be sure that the items on Pixabay say:
Free for commercial use
No attribution required
If you need assistance creating memes, CLICK HERE.
15. DO Host Contests on Your Site
What better way to drive people to your website, and have them subsequently sign up for your newsletter, than by having a contest?!
People LOVE to participate in contests and the sky’s the limit if you put on your creative hat for contest ideas. At WritersWeekly, we host a quarterly 24-Hour Short Story Contest that is very popular. We charge a nominal fee ($5) to help pay for the judging process and the cash prizes but that doesn’t stop people from participating because it’s loads of fun!
We also run the following contests that have no entry fees:
Find the Typo Contest – We find typos in major news stories and even sometimes on signs around town. The first person to find the typo wins a free book of their choice from BookLocker.com.
Trivia Contest – We ask readers to answer a question about something appearing in the previous issue of WritersWeekly. The person who correctly answers the question first also wins a free book from BookLocker.com. Occasionally, we also give away a free book publishing package from BookLocker!
This is the meme we run on social media each week when we post a new trivia contest:
Our friend and well-known horror author Doug Clegg once ran a contest where the winner would get killed in his next book. Fiction authors can offer to do the same, or to name a character in their next book after the contest winner. People LOVE that stuff!
Remember that the purpose of these contests is to generate buzz, which will drive people to your website who will then sign up for your newsletter (“Subscribe to be notified about future fun contests!”). The more loyal subscribers you have, the more books you’ll sell in the future!
To add your name to the list, shoot an email to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t already subscribe to WritersWeekly, do so RIGHT HERE. Once you confirm your subscription via email (check your spam folder if you don’t get it instantly), you’ll be taken to the download page.
Got questions about Print On Demand and Self-publishing? Ask Angela Hoy.
About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!
Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)
See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.
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BOOKLOCKER ON FACEBOOK - Provides links to free excerpts!
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Angela is the creator of the Original 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
Read More Of Angela's Articles HERE
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts - by Angela Hoy
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful, published authors to see how they landed publishing contracts worth $10,000 to $100,000! An enticing yet professional book proposal is the key!
BONUS! Successful ghostwriter, Anton Marco, shares his secret for landing ghostwriting clients. Don’t miss Anton’s real ghostwriting contract at the end of this book! It provides an example of what he charges and the payment terms he requires from each client.
QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful freelance writers to see how they earn thousands per article! The query letter is the key!
In these pages, you'll find real query letters that landed real assignments for national magazines, websites, and corporations.
- Abbi Perrets' form letter that brings in $30,000-$45,000 annually
- Sample phone query from Christine Greeley
- The Six Golden Rules of Queries and Submissions...and How I Broke Them! by Bob Freiday
- Your Rights As a "Freelancer"
- and ANGELA HOY'S SECRET for finding ongoing freelance work from companies that have a stable of freelancers, yet never run ads for them!
HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
Angela Hoy's popular online class is now available in book format!
Remember Your Past
Write It and Publish It
in as little as 12 weeks!
Angela Hoy's book will get you started!
- Using Angela's MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years
- Record those memories in chronological order in your memory notebook
- Using the memory notebook as your outline, write your autobiography!
- Also works for biographies and memoirs!
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