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What Can We Learn From Charles Dickens About Book Marketing?  - Part 2 New!

Tease Your Work Think about anything that makes your work unique, what is likely to resonate with the reader and what you can tell them that will pique their interest without giving too much away. Take The Lego Movie from 2014; one of their trailers was...

What Can We Learn From Charles Dickens About Book Marketing?  - Part 1 New!

In 1841, the works of Charles Dickens were so popular that fan obsession was almost responsible for causing a riot. The final installment of his novel, The Old Curiosity Shop, had just arrived in New York by ship and, as it docked, thousands of readers...

From Submission to Manuscript: How Your Book is Edited New!

What’s going on with your book, once it goes to the publisher? What happens when it gets to editing? Since that time, oh so long ago, that your book proposal was sold to a publisher and your contract was agreed and signed, there has been...

How to Tell a Good Contract From a Bad One New!

You’ve written your book and you want to get it published so you go and get yourself signed up for a publishing house. Great stuff; the reward for all your hard work, especially when that contract lands on your desk. But wait a minute; at...

From Author to Reader: How a Book Gets Published New!

Do you ever stop to think about the process involved in getting a book from the author to the reader? It’s quite surprising how many different stages there are; if you self-publish you will already know but if your book is with a publishing house...

Building Your LGBTQ Genre Marketing Platform New!

Simply put, a platform is a writer’s capacity to help promote and market his/her own work to potential readers. It’s a writer’s ability to attract a fan base of their own. It’s the writer’s ability to get the book’s message out to the world. Ideally a platform has...

Using Keyword Tools for Your Book New!

There’s no doubt that SEO techniques are important for marketing books. Not only does it help you narrow your focus on your audience, but it also helps save you time by ensuring you can write your book without the hassles of going through other inefficient...

Marketing a Children’s Picture Book

I remember in elementary school when I first had to write and illustrate a children’s book. I took a concept from one of my older brother’s video games, put it into picture book format, and then subsequently got in trouble for using the word “kill” in the book....

How Blogging Can Help You Market Your Book

Nowadays, many indie publishers expect authors to market their own books. This can present a unique challenge to authors, giving them the opportunity to fine tune their business skills, make connections, foster their self-esteem, and even provide different career opportunities for themselves. Other times, however, marketing...

Why Images Should Be Part Of Your Book Marketing Strategy

We all know that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Well, that’s true in theory, but practice is another thing entirely. Great images grab attention – you only have to look at social media sites like Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. If we see...