One of the Best Book Marketing Tools, Ever

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When it comes to book marketing, getting media attention can be the key to gaining considerable exposure for your book.

But if you’ve been trying to get blogger or media attention for while, you probably already know how tough it can be.

Just remember that everyone is busy so the easier you can make the media person or blogger’s job, the better your chances are of getting noticed.

Tip sheets, if you’ve never used them, can be a great way to get more attention and get better and quicker placement for your book and message.

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What’s a Tip Sheet?

These are short, single-page tips about your expertise.

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Selling More Books In Print Through Ingram With Andy Bromley

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As global, mobile and digital book sales continue to expand into new markets, there is a continued desire for print in established markets. Many indies focus on using Amazon’s own Createspace, but you can access thousands more bookstores, universities, retailers, libraries and booksellers through Ingram Spark for extended distribution.

Selling with IngramIn this interview, I talk to Andrew Bromley about IngramSpark and Ruth Jones about Aerio, which intends to make all of us booksellers.

In the introduction, I mention Amazon’s expansion into Australia for physical product including books – cue the disrup…

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One of Us Is Lying: Karen M. McManus on Her Gripping Bestseller

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by J.D. Myall

Karen McManus has taken the YA fiction world by storm with One of Us Is Lying. The novel, inspired by The Breakfast Club, is No. 4 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. It opens with a similar scene to its inspirational source: five teenagers indetention. But in this novel, only four come out alive. One of Us Is Lying is told from the perspectives of four teenagers who become suspects, with motives and secrets. In this riveting debut, McManus expertly twists a story about kids in detention into a must-read mystery.

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How To Format Your Book Using Microsoft Word on a Mac

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By BookBaby author BookBaby

Here are instructions on how to format your book using Microsoft Word on a Mac. Interior templates are also available on bookbaby.com/templates, where you can download a template for your book’s specific measurements.

US Trade

For a 6″x9″ book, start by changing the paper size and the margins to match the dimensions of a US Trade, 6″ x 9″ book (these instructions are applicable to whatever book trim size you choose).

Start by double-clicking on the ruler at the top of your document and bring up the document formatting window. Click on the “Margins” tab, then the “Page Setup” button. Click on “Paper Size,” then “Manage Custom…

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5 Characteristics of a Bestseller Every Indie Author Must Nail

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In over 16 years in this book marketing business and as an indie author myself, I’ll admit I still get surprised. Almost weekly.

Some books that you’d swear are a sure thing, never take off. Others that publish on a wing and a prayer, end of being cult favorites.

But I can tell you that there are 5 characteristics of a bestseller that every indie author should take note of in prep for publication.

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Already published? That’s okay. The beauty of being an indie author is that you get another chance. It’s like the movie Groundhog Day. You learn from your mistakes (or lack of success) and you get to do it better with the next book.

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Why Writing For Therapy Can Change Your Life

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I wrote my first book, Career Change, because I was so miserable in my day job that I would weep in the toilets at lunch-time, wondering what the hell I was doing with my life. 

Writing for therapyExcerpts from my journals appear in most of my non-fiction books, and I still write for therapy when I am going through tough times. Because writing can heal you, and it can help others. 

In today’s article, A.L.Michael shares how writing for therapy can change your life. 

When people ask you why you write, you can probably answer immediately, can’t you? Because you love it, because it’s fun, becau…

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Should You Pay Writing Contest Entry Fees?

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By BookBaby author C. Hope Clark

If you are considering entering a writing contest and wondering why it is charging an entry fee, consider the operating costs of the contest provider.

I recently received this email from a reader of my newsletter:

“I’ll sometimes find a contest that might work for me, but then the publication requests $10, $20, and sometimes more to enter. Most times I just pass. Why should I pay to present my work? I have paid a few, but generally I balk at anything over $10.”

My first question is, “Would you fund a contest out of your own pocket and work for free?”

Contests can present remarkable opportunities for authors, particularly unpublished authors. They can expose your work to audiences and jumpstart you…

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Irresistible Bonus Content & Giveaway Ideas for Indie Authors

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One of the greatest things afforded to indie authors is the creativity involved in their own book marketing.

Yes, it can be tiresome and too often it seems like a chore, and if you resonate with this I want to encourage you to kick off 2018 with a new book marketing approach.

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Create a calendar for giveaways and bonus content

This is separate from the regular promotion you do for your book releases, and separate from the day-to-day engagement you try to create with fans via email or social media.

If you’re asking why bother with giveaways and bonus content, I’ll tell you: it sets you apart.

All indie authors do book marketing (…

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Goodreads e-book giveaway program now open to self-published authors

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Goodreads e-book Giveaway

While visiting with one of my favorite millennials recently, we discovered that we both listen to a lot of audiobooks.

“My absolute favorite this year was A Man Called Ove,” she declared.

“Me, too!” I replied with surprise.

We started to compare notes on other books when she said, “Are you on Goodreads? I’m going to connect with you there!”

It was yet another reminder of how book lovers use the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Studying reader b…

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Getting Holiday Book Sales as the Big Day Approaches: Steps 7-9

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By BookBaby author Steven Spatz

It’s time to really get your book marketing and holiday book sales going. Steps 7-9 in our holiday book sales guide are all about getting the word out during the prime gift-shopping season.

You’re competing with so much holiday marketing – TV ads, radio blitzes, triple the amount of emails landing in your in-box – but there are still plenty of opportunities to have your voice heard and your message received. As a self-published author you just have to think a little differently and take advantage of a few tried-and-true book selling tactics.

#7: Use social media

On the seventh day of selling, it’s time to utilize social media. Just so we’re on the same page, let’s review: Social media is the use of web-based…

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