I hope you enjoy today’s Book Marketing Update.
I found a lot of great blog posts this past week that will help you to sell more books. However, if you only read one article, please read “Is It a Steal?” This article provides an important lesson for those authors pursuing a hybrid publishing deal.
Enjoy the blog posts and keep writing and publishing!
9 Ways Authors Use Crowdfunding Platforms to Reward Readers – from BookBub Partners: “… crowdfunding can be a powerful tool for authors. In addition to helping authors fund future works, crowdfunding and subscription platforms can provide new ways to build relationships with readers and reward avid fans.”
How to Run a Kickstarter Campaign for Your Book with Jonathan Shuerger – from Author Media: It can be expensive to be an indie author. Honing your craft, finding editors, and paying for book cover designs can all add up to a major expense. Check out this podcast/blog post to learn how to get started on Kickstarter.
Common BookMarketing Failures – from Alliance of Independent Authors: This blog post captures input from a Twitter chat that the Alliance of Independent Authors hosts every week.
Writing, Independence, And Selling Books Direct – from Joanna Penn and with Derek Sivers: “Why is writing so important? How can we pursue true independence as authors? How can we stay open to technological change while still focusing on the fundamentals of craft? Derek Sivers talks about these things and more.”
Is It a Steal? – from The Society of Authors: Please read this article if you are about to publish and are being enticed by a hybrid publisher.
How To Self-Publish Your Book On Amazon – from The Writing Cooperative and by Rick Govic: This post takes writers through all the steps to self-publish a book, including how to format a book and create a cover.
TikTok for Authors: The Ultimate Guide – by Jason Hamilton and from Dave Chesson’s blog: “TikTok has become all the rage among authors lately. Authors from all over are tapping into the culture of “BookTok” and making a lot of money doing it. But is TikTok really worth it?” (Heck yeah!)
BookTok’s Impact on U.S. Books | Adult Fiction Gets a BookTok Bump – from Now in Entertainment Podcast: Find out how BookTok is fueling US book sales.
Read These Too
Creativity: How to Unlock Your Hidden Creative Genius – by James Clear: How to Unlock Your Hidden Creative Genius: In this article, the author shows “how creativity works, how to find your hidden creative genius, and how to create meaningful work by learning how to make creative thinking a habit.”
Wanna Be a Paperback Writer? The Scoop on Writing Series Books! – by Melodie Campbell and from Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris: Interested in writing a series? Check out this post.
Quote of the Week
“Show me a writer who’s in control of their story 100% from beginning to end, and I’ll show you a boring book.” Stephen Monteith