Articles About Common Author Marketing Pitfalls

“Do you keep a list of scam PR sites?”

Q - I noticed you have a page of complaints about specific publishers but do you get involved with finding ...
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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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How Can I Tell Which Book Marketing Services are Legit and Which Ones are a Scam?

Q - Hello Angela - I have been receiving your newsletter for quite a while and I look forward to ...
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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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How to Establish RESPECTFUL Limits with Clients (and preserve your sanity) by Jennifer Brown Banks

Editor's Note: I've accepted and published several stories over the last few years that discuss how freelance writers can improve ...
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Why Aren’t My Social Media Posts Selling Books?

Q - Hi Angela, Thank you for going to bat for writers. I have a question and I hope you ...
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“I think my book would make a great movie. How can I pitch it to Netflix?”

Q - I've been reading that Netflix is the way to go with getting a movie made from a book ...
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What’s the #1 Hidden Trap Authors Fall Into When Self-Publishing? by Brian P. Whiddon, Managing Editor

Even if you don’t use BookLocker to publish your book, we want to share with you the worst business practice still ...
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Do Market Research BEFORE Marketing!! – By Amy Keeley

Self-publishing is a business. A successful business looks to see if there's a demand for what it's trying to sell...before ...
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“I’m willing to pay someone to promote my book…but who should I hire?”

Q - Angela— I have a question. I’m getting a lot emails from book promotion sites like (name removed), (name ...
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“Should I pay a book review site $1.50 for every copy of my ebook that they give away for free?”

Q -  Hello Angela, It appears that there are lots of book review sites online. One that caught my interest ...
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NICE TRY, FELLA! The FUNNIEST Fake Book Proposal We’ve Ever Seen!

Sometimes competitors and others test BookLocker.com to see if we really do screen manuscripts that we're considering for publication. Yes, ...
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“My publisher is delaying publishing my book, insisting I pay even more money to them for marketing services. What can I do?”

Q - Dear Angela Hoy, I'm in the process of publishing my book with (a large publisher). I did pay ...
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Using Facebook to Sell Books…but NOT in the way you think! by Richard Hoy, BoostABook.com

Long-time readers of WritersWeekly.com know me as the co-founder of BookLocker.com, as well as the expert that authors tap into ...
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SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP! How to Handle Bad Book Reviews (Hint: Do NOT Ask Amazon to remove them!)

⇒ Author is upset about legitimate bad book review ⇒ Amazon won't remove those ⇒ How to distinguish legitimate reviews ...
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“My publisher wants me to attend a Hollywood pitch festival but I have to pay them for it. Have you heard of this?”

Q - "My publisher is trying to get me to pay to attend a Hollywood pitch festival, saying my book ...
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Q – “i keep sending out queries but nobody responds what am i doing wrong” (sic, sic, sic…)

Q - angela i keep sending out queries to magazines but nobody response to me and i dont know why ...
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Well-known Book Publicity Firm Refuses to Provide Book Sales Numbers!

I was spammed by a well-known book publicity firm last week so I took that opportunity to ask them a ...
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