I truly love the posts in today’s Book Marketing Update.
If you only have time to read one or two posts, you must read Jane Friedman’s article on Amazon’s importance to book sales and online book events.
I hope you enjoy your weekend and stay safe and healthy.
Audiobook Narration, Production and Marketing Tips with Derek Doeker and by Joanna Penn: “Derek Doepker gives some tips on why audiobooks are so important as a format, self-narration, working with a narrator, plus, production and marketing ideas.”
Amazon’s Importance to Book Sales Keeps Increasing—for Better or Worse by Jane Friedman: This is a phenomenal post about Amazon and publishing. There is no way I can paraphrase the content of this article so please just read it.
Pinterest Launches New Holiday Hub and Marketing Guide to Assist with Holiday Campaigns from Social Media Today: Boost the sales of your books this holiday by taking advantage of Pinterest’s holiday hub. Are you new to Pinterest or want to get more out of this platform? Be sure to buy my ebook, “Pinterest Just for Writers.”
Online Book Events (Book Marketing)
Online Book Events: A Necessary Pivot in 2020, But How Do You Compete? by Jane Friedman: Jane Friedman’s knowledge of the publishing and book marketing industries is so extensive. She continues to surprise me with the depth and breadth of her knowledge. This is another must-read!
The new Facebook features every author should know about from SproutSocial: There are quite a few new features at Facebook so be sure to check out this blog post.
Why Goodreads is bad for books from New Statesman: This is the subtitle to this headline: “After years of complaints from users, Goodreads’ reign over the world of book talk might be coming to an end.” Definitely take time to read this article.
The Best Times to Post on Social Media in 2020 [Infographic] from Social Media Today: Take a look at this chart but also look at your analytics to determine the best posting times for you and your readers.
The Ultimate Guide to NaNoWriMo Planning by Savannah Gilbo: This post includes ten tips on preparing for NaNoWriMo.
Introducing the 2020 National Book Award Longlists from BookRiot: Looking for a great read? Check out this post.