Articles About Book Marketing

SELF-PUBLISHING IN 2023? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?

EFFECTIVE 1/3/23: THIS PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED WITH CURRENT NUMBERS EDITOR'S NOTE: Please also see the ...
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ARE YOU A BARD, TOO? 10 Bits of Writing and Publishing Advice from the Famous Bard of the South, Rickey Pittman!

“A king is a king, but a bard is the heart and soul of the people; he is their life ...
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“How can I get my book up for sale under Amazon Prime?”

Q - How can I get my book, (title removed), to sell as a Prime product on Amazon? L.Z. A ...
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“Can you share your email list with me so I can promote my book/writing service/other?”

You'd be surprised how many people ask me to share my email lists with them...for free. I won't even do ...
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Marketing to Libraries – A Waste of Time?

I’m often asked how new authors, both self- and traditionally-published, can get their book into libraries. Traditional publishers often don’t ...
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“What are the top retail links that I should put on my website for book buyers?”

Angela, My webmaster is adding information about my book to my website. I know my book is available at lots ...
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How I Got a Quarter of a Million Views on My TikTok Video – in Just 3 Days!

QUICK UPDATE: I started writing this article last week. My TikTok video is now up to 462,000 views. I haven't ...
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Can Anyone Really Tell the Difference Between Self-Published and Traditionally Published Books Now?

Angela, There is, on Facebook, a popular group that does reviews of articles, books, etc. (and their focus is on ...
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7 Reasons Why TikTok is Your Best Platform for Book Promotion – by William Opar

As the world of book promotion continues to evolve, new ways of promoting your book are continually being explored. Digital ...
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Why is Amazon Raising the Prices of So Many PAPERBACK Books by $8 to $10…or More?

We are seeing lots of complaints online from authors (published by a variety of publishers - including Amazon!) who are ...
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The Old Amazon Best Seller Scam is Still Happening! Don’t Be Sucked In!!

Best Seller: "A book or other product that sells in very large numbers." - Oxford Languages "A popular product and ...
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Why It’s a Bad Idea to Delay Releasing Your Book

Q - Hi Angela, I will hopefully have my newest book finished in a couple of weeks. That being said, ...
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How to Get Your Audiobook Customers to Buy Your Other Books! – by Neil Plakcy

One of the most important ways we can gain readers or listeners, and then keep them consuming our books, is ...
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7 Simple Mistakes That Will Stagnate Your Book Sales (And How to Avoid Them)‍ – by William Opar

If you've been selling books online for some time now, then you must have noticed that things are changing rapidly ...
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How To Write a Killer Newsletter To Help You Sell More Books – by Verity Partington

Social media has become an essential tool when it comes to marketing what we write. After all, just over half ...
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Should authors send free books to school superintendents for future bulk sales?

Q - Hi Angela, I've just ordered 150 copies of (my book). My plan is to start sending out copies ...
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The Top 5 Best Selling Book Genres Every Author Should Know – by William Opar

Reading is an exciting pastime for adults and children alike. The book market continues to thrive, with book lovers buying ...
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4 Reasons to Hire a Publicist to Promote Your Book(s)! – by Jennifer Brown Banks

Millions of Americans undertake D.I.Y. projects each year in an effort to save money. And, they shouldn’t. I am one ...
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The Emerging Trend of Short Form Video to Promote Authors and Writers by Kristy-Leigh Avery

Recently, Meta (the parent company of both Facebook and Instagram) shifted the preference of posts from static images to video ...
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AUTHORS: When Signing Books, Creativity is the Key!

Q - You recently wrote that you didn't recommend book signings. So, what's can I do if I want to ...
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