Articles About Common Author Marketing Pitfalls

“A radio talk show host saw my book and wants to interview me. Should I be leery?”

Q -  Hello Angela, I hope all is well with y'all in sunny and wet Florida! My wife received a ...
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“A publicist called me about ‘republishing’ my book. What’s up with that?!”

Q - I was called by a "publicist" about republishing my book that they saw on Amazon. (It's not supposed ...
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“A marketing company says my book was ‘endorsed’ by movie producers but they want $5K! Is this too good to be true?”

A smart author sent me a marketing email (spam) from a firm that implies (in their very tricky wording) that ...
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“Websites are offering my book at RIDICULOUS prices! How can I stop them?”

Q -  Miss Angela, I am sure you have heard about Amazon allowing anyone to sell any product. My interest ...
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“I rewrote my book but I want to re-use the title from the first edition. Will this create problems on Amazon?”

Q - Hello Angela, You may not know the answer to this. I rewrote my book. It's very different from ...
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“Should I pay a well-known company more than $400 to review my book?” NO!

Q - Hi Angela, (Company name removed) wants to review my book. The problem is they want more than $400 ...
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Considering Indie Writers Support/Paradon Books? You Might Want to Read These Posts First!

I received the following email this week: Angela, Do you know anything about the Indie Writers Support group? I signed ...
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My Secrets to Getting Steady Writing Work from Local Businesses! – By Jarvis Edwards

After I successfully pitched hundreds of ideas to publications and agencies, getting local businesses signed on as clients should’ve been ...
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Can You REALLY Trust Your Secretary, Webmaster, or Publishing Consultant to “Sign” Your Publishing Agreement?

Many authors want to write. Just write. They don't want to edit or format their book (nor assist in the ...
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AUTHOR ALERT! Can Your Book’s “REVIEWS” Get You Sued? Yep!

I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice. Please consult with an attorney concerning your specific needs ...
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Authors! Have you, too, been approached by Stonewall Press? READ THIS!

We have received the following inquiries about Stonewall Press: I got another call today about publishing my books. The name ...
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“Why won’t Amazon let my relatives post (fake!) reviews about my new book?”

Q. - Angela, My book was just published and I asked my family members and a few friends to post ...
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“Should I pay Xlibris $6,000-$17,000 to promote my book?”

Dear Angela, (A relative of mine) wrote and self-published a book with Xlibris. She is a first time author, and ...
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“My book hit the market and I’m now being bombarded with sales calls and spam…from another publisher!!”

Angela, I am not sure how this happened, but ever since my new book hit the market, a different publisher ...
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Hmmm… Should I Sign Up for “Amazon Giveaway” to Promote My Book?

Hi Angela, According to a website: "Creating a book giveaway function does nothing but increase you and your book's visibilities ...
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My Book Is Available As An Ebook Only. Why Isn’t It Selling?

Hi Angie,   I may have written to you before, but I have a degree in creative writing and about ...
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Should I Pay $500 For A “Class” That Teaches Me How To Sell My Book To Libraries?

Angela, I found a $500 online class that teaches authors how to market their books to libraries. Is this something ...
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Has Your Book Been Displayed At A Large Book Fair? How Many Copies Did You Sell?

At BookLocker, we don't upsell authors on worthless marketing products and services. Unfortunately, almost all of our competitors do. If ...
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How Can I Convince Bookstores To Host A Signing For My New Book?

Hello. I am currently in the process of self publishing and soon I want to have a book signing. I ...
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Should I Send Paperbacks or Hardcovers to Book Reviewers?

My self-published book is in paperback and hardcover formats. I know the hardcovers are more expensive but I think they ...
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