Articles About Book Marketing

10 Secret Reasons Why That Publisher Rejected Your Book (That He/She Will Never Tell You About)

You may think you have the next best seller sitting on your laptop. However, if your behavior gets in the ...
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“My book is on Amazon so it MUST be selling, right?”

I often hear from authors who want to alert me that their publisher is ripping them off. The emails usually ...
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“If I have a book series, do you advise publishing all the books at once?”

Q - I already finished my book series. Should I publish them all at once, or one at a time? ...
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10 Ways to Plan a Successful Book Launch – by BJ Bassett

Celebrate your book and yourself by planning a successful book launch! Dream and Vision: Daydream what you want your book ...
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SELL MORE BOOKS! Virtual Book Tours Are Now More Accepted Than Ever – by Jennifer Brown Banks

It looks like Covid is going to be around for awhile. Living in the age of a Pandemic has been ...
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ON MY SOAPBOX AGAIN! – Trigger Warnings ON BOOKS?!?!

As many of you may have realized over the past few months, I am done with the cancel culture crap ...
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6 Things You Must AVOID When Marketing Your Book – by Amanda Steel

There is so much advice available on how to market your book. However, here are some things you should definitely ...
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AN OPEN LETTER TO AMAZON: Please stop putting garbage books on the market!

Dear Amazon, It's been awhile since we last spoke. Remember when we sued you for anti-trust violations? Wasn't it fun meeting ...
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Keeping Certain Books Out of the Hands of Children is NOT Censorship! – by Angela Hoy

When I was nine years old, I managed to get my hands on Forever by  Judy Bloom. What a coup ...
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Reach More People, and Earn More Money, from Your EXISTING Books – by Amanda Steel

If you’ve already published a book, it makes good business sense to reach as many people as possible, regardless when ...
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Should You Update Your Old Book, Or Write a New One?

An author wrote in this week, asking if I thought updating her book would give a boost to her sales ...
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“Can I use the name of a real building / mall / hospital / etc. in my novel?”

Q - Angela, In my book, I am using the name of an actual hospital. Strange goings-on happen at this ...
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Using Short Videos to Sell Books! – by Kristy-Leigh Avery

As authors, we are always looking for new ways to promote our releases, and to keep the excitement going until ...
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A Former “Hollywood” Reporter Shares How to REALLY Land a Movie Deal – by Anne Taylor

I’m writing today to add to Angela’s advice about scams offering to sell film rights for writers. In my career ...
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“Should Amazon be notified about my upcoming author event?”

Q -  Angela, Could you notify Amazon that they may be getting some orders because my book is being showcased ...
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“How Can I Get on TV Shows?”

Q - My book is the perfect book for promotion on some radio/TV talk shows. Do you have any suggestions ...
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RANT! You Better Darned Well THINK Before You DEMAND I Work for YOU for FREE!

Today, I need to step up on my soapbox once again. I do not offer consulting services - fee-based or ...
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Author Events 101: How to Profit from Promotion – by Sharon Woodhouse

What is an author event? Any situation in which you’re using your status as an author to increase visibility for ...
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“Can you publish my book, and get me copies by Christmas, which is NEXT WEEK?”

The short and sweet answer to this questions is, "NOPE!" I can't tell you how many authors literally wait until ...
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Five Friendly Podcasts for Book Promotion – by Amanda Steel

Guesting on a podcast can be daunting if you’re a writer who is introverted, or just a little nervous about ...
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