This week’s Book Marketing Update is packed with information and strategies to inform your book marketing.
I start the list with information about two posts on blogging. Yes, hosting a blog is still important as is being consistent in publishing new posts.
This past week Penny Sansevieri gave away a book marketing planner, which I suggest you download. I like it!
Finally, if you write short fiction, be sure to read the post about collaborating on an anthology with other authors.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy.
Blogs Still Matter
3 Tips from a Successful Blogger on How To Amplify Your Story from WordPress Discover: This is an inspirational story. Ben Phillips started a blog, Diary of an Uber Driver. That blog turned into a book and now a TV series. Be sure to read this.
How to Use YouTube to Grow Your Blog Traffic from Blogging Wizard and by Ann Smarty: Ann Smarty explains that YouTube isn’t a publishing platform. On the contrary, it is content platform that can bring traffic to your blog and website.
Book Marketing via Social Media
This Easy Copywriting Formula Wins on Social Media Every Time by Emily Vasquez and from Better Marketing: This post explains the idea formula for writing social media posts, including Instagram captions. You can use this formula when you blog, too.
15 Ways Authors Are Using Instagram to Overcome Physical Distancing Challenges from BookBubPartners: This post is filled with ideas you can implement now. Don’t worry if you’re not a techie. Most of these tasks are super easy.
Book Marketing Apps
It’s a Wide WIDE Virtual World! from TheBookDesigner.com and by Judith Briles: Judith shares a long list of apps for authors to use for live, online events. Use these apps to reach your readers as well as prospective readers.
Book Marketing Strategies
Book Marketing Tips & Author Success by Penny Sansevieri: Listen to Penny Sansevieri’s new podcast and this newest episode on book marketing as she interviews Amy Cornell.
How to Put Together an Indie Author Anthology from Jane Friedman’s blog and by Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Matty Dalrymple: Learn how to create an anthology with other authors and earn money from your short fiction.
How to Promote Your Books Right Now by Rachel Thompson: This post explains what not to do during this COVID-19 pandemic and what you should do.
10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Focus Right Now by Rachel Thompson: There are a lot of reasons why we can lose our focus, aside from the pandemic. So read and keep this post somewhere for future use. And put these tips to use now.
Penny Sansevieri is giving away a monthly book marketing planner. Just download it here.
Quote of the Week
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