There are plenty of book marketing posts in this week’s Book Marketing Update.
Learn how to get reviews without begging for them, promote your books while watching TV, and sell short fiction from your website. (That’s right. You don’t need Amazon to do this.)
There’s also a post on Goodreads and a list of this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners. Do you read Pulitzer Prize books? I hope so because it’s some of the finest writing in the country.
Enjoy today’s roundup. Stay safe!
Getting Book Reviews
How to Get Free Book Reviews with No Blog, No List, and No Begging from Kindlepreneur: In this post, Kindlepreneur provides a guide on how to generate more book reviews along with Amazon’s rules regarding reviews.
Book Marketing News
6 Ideas for Promoting Your Book While Watching TV from TheBookDesigner.com and by Sandra Beckwith: In this post, Sandra Beckwith describes six easy tasks you can accomplish on social media while relaxing as you watch a favorite television show.
How to Boost your Readership with Guest Blogging from Rachel Thompson and by Belinda Griffin: Guest blogging will definitely help you create awareness around you books. Sales may not increase that much but if you submit guest posts for influential bloggers, your credibility will rise and eventually, so will your book sales.
The Ultimate Guide to Selling Books on Your Author Website from Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center: This is a comprehensive guide on how and why to sell your books on your website. Read it and bookmarked it for future reading. Yeah, it’s that good.
Marketing Short Fiction
Writing And Selling Short Fiction with Matty Dalrymple and from Joanna Penn: Writing short fiction can be useful for licensing and self-publishing income. Short fiction can also help you grow your list and connect with new readers. In this podcast and transcript Matty Dalrymple suggest ideas that you can use in your author business.
Book Marketing Through Branding
The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make Building Their Brand by Guest Kimberly Grabas: I know that a lot of authors detest the word branding. But this is one of the best posts I’ve seen in awhile on this topic. Be sure to read it.
Maximizing Goodreads (Podcast) by Penny Sansevieri: “Goodreads has over 80 million global members and is owned by Amazon – so despite the love-hate relationship many authors have with the Goodreads community, at the end of the day it will really serve you well to ensure you have a well-optimized, professional profile.” Be sure to check out my book on Goodreads, here.
What Pop Stars Can Teach Writers About Failure from Literary Hub: “If you’re interested in having a commercial hit as an author, you’re interested in being something akin to a pop star. Pop stars are artists who, by happenstance or design, make something lots of people like, then dedicate themselves to reproducing that success at the behest of their corporate benefactors.”
Moser, Whitehead, McDaniel, Grandin, Boyer, Brown Win 2020 Pulitzers: Looking for well-written and insightful books? Check out the books by these authors.
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