Articles About Book Marketing

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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Use Your Main Character’s “Journal” to Promote Your Ezine and Book! – By Christy Lindsay

Picture your favorite character. What would you ask him or her if you could? Is there something he or she ...
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Which Screenwriting Genres Sell…and Which Ones Don’t? – by Mark Heidelberger

Effective screenwriting features many challenges, not least of all the creation of compelling storylines, engaging characters, and relevant themes. But, ...
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5 Secrets for Getting QUALITY Clients on LinkedIn…with Minimal Time and Effort – by Haneef Davenport

It’s commonly suggested that writers should spend 20% of their time writing, and 80% of their time marketing their business ...
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“My poetry books aren’t selling. What should I be writing instead?”

Q - Angela, I've been writing and publishing poetry books for years and I hate to admit it but they ...
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Book Genres That Are Selling GREAT Right Now

According to a recent email we received from Ingram, the largest distributor, the following book genres are selling GREAT! Weeks ...
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Troubled Publisher’s Virus Excuse for “Being Closed” is BOGUS

I've been trying to keep WritersWeekly a virus-news-free zone (since we're all being inundated with it elsewhere) but this must ...
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“Where are these ‘book marketing’ companies finding my phone number?!”

Q -  Angela, I recently self-published my book and now my phone is ringing off the hook. It seems almost ...
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How to Get More Writing Jobs (or Sell More Books) With Podcasts – by Ian Chandler

What if there was a way you could expand your network, advertise your services, and increase your social proof (informational ...
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