Welcome to another edition of the Book Marketing Update.
Authors Guild wrote a post on how you can use book clubs to reach readers. Yes, book clubs in your hometown (well, assuming you wear masks and practice social distancing).
Writer’s Digest released its list of websites that it considers worthy of being on its top 101 websites list. Of course, Joel Friedlander and Jane Friedman are on it. I’d be upset if they weren’t.
If you want to sell books on social media, check out Facebook’s Shops feature. You’ll find it on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Read all the stories here and stay safe!
Book Marketing Strategies
Book Club Strategies for Authors with author Amy Stewart and from the Authors Guild: Amy is the author of six nonfiction books and six novels. Also, and she has held more than 250 book club chats over Skype. In this webinar, she shares outreach strategies. In addition, she discusses working with publishers on book club promotion and to manage book club requests.
Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers: Be sure to check out these websites. The list is categorized by subject.
Richard Charkin on Publishing’s Challenges: Open Up New Channels Now from Publishing Perspectives: “Coronavirus Worklife: ‘Forget all the failed attempts at finding synergies with multimedia corporations,’ says Richard Charkin to publishing’s leadership. ‘Try again.’”
Social Media News
Instagram and Facebook Launch Shops to Encourage Online Sales from Later: Use this feature on Facebook’s apps like Instagram, Messenger, and Whatsapp. “
Book Marketing Success with the 10X Rule
What Writers Have to Learn from The 10X Rule from Jane Friedman’s blog and by Carmen Amato: Author Carmen Amato explains how she applies the tenets of a business book to attain success in her writing career. Learn more about Amato in my interview with her.
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard earns a good living online – here is her advice for aspiring vloggers from the Guardian: “The deaf influencer, who posts upbeat videos about disability, LGBTQ+ issues, vintage fashion and other subjects, started her channel three-and-a-half years ago after she left a job as a presenter for a local TV station. Because she suffers from nerve disorder HNPP (hereditary neuropathy with pressure palsies), which results in extreme palsy in her arms and weak limbs, as well as a rare autoimmune disease called MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), she was often unable to meet the demands of the job, and there were days when she couldn’t leave her bed.”
This Is What It’s Like As A Self-Published Author by Rachel Thompson: “I self-published my first two books, went with a hybrid for my third and fourth, had an agent and small boutique publisher for my fifth, and went back to self-publishing for my sixth. In my business … I work with authors who are all three as well.”
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