Articles About Book Marketing

Despite Covid, Print Books Still Outsold Ebooks in 2020

In 2020, with the early Covid fears that packages delivered by mail could spread the virus, many people who preferred ...
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Five Simple Actions To Create a Domino Effect of Book Sales – by Chris Norbury

Authors must do two things well to sell books: Write great content. Promote that content. The best marketing and promotions ...
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Do NOT Pay Someone to Showcase Your Book at a “Virtual Book Fair!”

Q - Angela, I received an unsolicited phone call from a senior marketing consultant at a company that displays books ...
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BOOK PROFIT PRICING: How To Price Your Books For Maximum Profitability – by Jennifer Brown Banks

Some time ago, I got an “S.O.S.” from a client in distress. Her email to me stated that she was ...
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Staging Your Zoom Background to Sell More Books! – by Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg

We're the authors of three books - and we have been presenting our popular book talk to audiences for almost ...
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How I Sold a Million Books – by Darlene Franklin

This summer, my book sales reached the million-copies-sold mark. A grin forms on my face as I write the words ...
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A BALLSY Move! Using YOUR Picture as the Lead Character On YOUR Book’s Cover – by Khalil A. Barnett

To be clear, my book, The Cynosure of All Eyes, is FICTION. This disclaimer bears relevance in light of the ...
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“I want to write a new book. What’s trending now in the bookselling world?”

Q - Hello Angela, I can write anything (fiction, non-fiction, business reports, resumes...) but I really am in this business ...
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Writing the PERFECT Blurb – by Chris Saunders

Aside from the title and cover, the blurb (defined as “a short description of a book, film, or other product ...
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“My publisher says only three copies of my book have sold. I don’t believe them. What can I do?”

Q - Hi Angela, Is it possible for me to find out about how many of my books have been ...
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Two Reasons Why Some of Your Readers are NOT Allowed to Post Reviews on Amazon!

So, your book has been published and your readers are (virtually) lined up for their coveted copies! Yea!! And, you ...
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How to Use Content Marketing to Drive Traffic to Your Website, and Customers to YOU! – by Dina Sostarec

Job hunt, client research, pitches, and complex interviews… All in between actual writing gigs. Sound familiar? As a freelance writer, ...
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“How can I convince Amazon to make my book more ‘findable?'”

THE FALL, 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST WILL BE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020! Only 500 participants permitted so DON'T DELAY ...
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“An online book publicist won’t stop calling me! How can I REALLY make them stop?”

Q - I get calls from an online publicist wanting me to hire them -- and they now call every ...
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Publisher is selling interviews with a radio host previously convicted for two counts of felony theft

Q - Dear Angela, I took a call the other day from a company looking to publish/market my books. I ...
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“I think my book is good enough now to sell. My publisher says it’s not. What are my options?”

Q - I am tired of making changes to my book. I have read it hundreds of times over the ...
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How to Turn Your Customer Testimonials into Marketing Memes! – by Angela Hoy

Authors, are your potential readers tired of seeing the same old memes featuring your book cover and description? Writers, are ...
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Self-publishing with Booklocker.com Literally Saved My Bacon During COVID-19 – by Tom Douglas

I am a minority Canadian in this sense: I am one of the lucky ones not eligible for CERB – ...
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55 Dos and Don’ts of Book Selling Has Been Published! – Get Your FREE Copy TODAY!!

As promised two weeks ago, my new book, 55 Dos and Don’ts of Book Selling, has been published! And, current ...
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“Would you please put up a list of questions authors should ask publishers?”

Q -  Angela, Thanks for the warning about "Christian" publishers. Would you please put up a list of questions to ...
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