Yes, I have another Book Marketing Update for you. But I debated whether to do this one or not.
With righteous anger spilling over in our cities’ streets in the U.S., a book marketing update seemed superfluous.
But life goes on, eh? I hope you observed Blackout Tuesday, assuming your politics are aligned with people protesting the unnecessary death of George Floyd.
I hope you enjoy the posts included in today’s weekly update as well as the quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Book Marketing News
Keywords in Your Book Description: Do They Help? from Kindlepreneur and Dave Chesson: Will putting your target keywords in the book description actually helps with visibility? Many believe it’s a waste or that Amazon doesn’t pay attention to them. Find out what’s true.
Marketing is a Relationship: A Roadmap for Novelists: I really liked this post. Find out what marketing really is. And learn how to do it better.
How To Take Your Author Career To The Next Level with Mark Dawson and from Joanna Penn: Mark Dawson gives tips on how to level up your books, your email list, and your advertising.
Social Media News
Twitter Rolls Out Native Scheduling Within the Tweet Composer Window on Desktop from Social Media Today: Twitter brings its native tweet scheduling feature to its desktop app. Try it out.
Books We Need to Read
An Anti-Racist Reading List: 20 Highly Rated Nonfiction Books by Black Authors from Goodreads: Be sure to check out these books.
A Nonfiction Anti-Racist Reading List from Publishers Weekly: We owe it to ourselves and our communities to read these books.
5 Books About Black Movements and Systemic Racism in America from Book Riot: Gain a better understanding of this moment in time through these nonfiction and fiction books about Black movements and racism in America.
45 Upcoming Books By #BlackAuthors You Can Preorder Right Now from Book Riot: “Getting educated about the history of race and racism in the U.S., providing financial or other support/solidarity to protestors and anti-racist organizations, and dismantling white supremacy in our lives, jobs, and relationships are all crucial. This is a “yes, and” situation. If buying books is in your budget, now is a good time to give those dollars to Black writers.”
A Writer’s Guide to Patience, Practice, and Persistence by Ruth Harris: “We can do it all, except, as everyone of us knows, none of it is easy, none of it is quick and in a world of Instant Everything, writing and marketing books is slow, often frustrating and loaded with obstacles.”
Hawaii boy, 6, creates book to help kids deal with coronavirus from Star Advertiser: Some may struggle with the obstacles produced by the stay-at-home order. But 6-year-old Sebastien Gonzalez found the bright side through his four-legged friend.
Quote of the Week
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