Articles About Common Author Marketing Pitfalls

“Online/Virtual Book Fair?” Don’t Bother….

I was spammed this week by an organization that hosts book fairs. Of course, it's all online again this year ...
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Another Reason Authors Must Own and Control Their Own Websites? CANCEL CULTURE!

Q -  Hi Angela, Your book tells authors they must have their own website, and lists a variety of reasons ...
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Email From “Major Movie Studio” Didn’t Fool THIS Author!

Q -  Dear Angela, Thought you might like to see an email I received yesterday regarding my book. They even ...
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NEVER, EVER Buy THESE Book Promotion Products/Services. PERIOD.

Today, I'm going to save you more than $100,000! Seriously!! The combined total of the services below would cost you ...
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Social Media May Be Killing Your Writing Income! – by TM Jacobs

THE SUMMER, 2021 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS ONLY 9 DAYS AWAY! SIGN UP TODAY IF YOU WANT TO PLAY!  ...
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“Should I post my business videos to YouTube or to my own website?”

THE SUMMER, 2021 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS ONLY 9 DAYS AWAY! SIGN UP TODAY IF YOU WANT TO PLAY! Q ...
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“Is my book being trolled on Amazon by someone I know?”

Q - Amazon removed an abusive review that accused me of racism (it was obvious that person didn't even read ...
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“Should I pay my publisher almost $3,000 to make my book returnable?”

Q - Dear Ang, My new publisher highlights their services for me to be MARKETING my novel. I have not ...
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“Should my website’s URL be my name or my book’s title?”

Q - Angela, What do you recommend for authors when they are creating a marketing website-their name or the name ...
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“Should I get rid of the paperback edition of my book since the hardcover makes more money?”

Q - Angela, I'm thinking about getting rid of the paperback version of my book and only offering the hardcover ...
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Should You Pay to Appear on a Podcast?

I received the following email last week: Hi Angela, I have recently been told about a website that matches people ...
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Are Authors REALLY This Desperate for Eyeballs?!

I received the following email from an author: Ang, I don’t know if you want me wasting your time with ...
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Should Writers/Journalists Let Facebook Host Their Websites and Newsletters? No. Here’s Why.

For YEARS, I have been warning authors to NOT let their publishers "host" their websites. The reason being is that, ...
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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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World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For December, 2020!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query ...
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Should You Use Booksniffer to Promote Your Book?

I recently received the following email: Hi Angela, Attached is a screen shot of an e-mail I received from "Booksniffer." ...
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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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Amazon is Screwing Over Authors and Publishers ONCE AGAIN!

The latest action by Amazon that hurts authors and publishers is explained in Publisher's Weekly. To summarize: People can buy ...
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Submittable – Good for Writers…or Not?

Many online publishers and even magazines are using Submittable (previously called Submishmash) to collect queries and manuscripts from freelance writers ...
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