Writing Tips

 

 

Writing a novel is not for the feint of heart.  It is a huge undertaking that can take months or even years to complete, depending on the amount of research and detail you need to you put into your work of fiction or non-fiction.  Even knowing this, it can feel like it's taking too long to complete your novel, or that you'll never finish.  If you feel that way, it may benefit you to read a few tips and tricks on writing and promoting your fiction in order to speed up the process without diminishing your book's quality or value to your readers.

One of the ways you can speed up the process is by creating an outline or a breif synopsis of the plot as well as short character descriptions. This can help you get your ideas down so that you do not have to continuously stop and think, What happens next? 

Of course, utilizing a good novel planning and writing book, like Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook: Worksheets for the Writer, Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook, Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (Helping Writers Become Authors 2) and Ready, Set, Write: Level 1, may help keep you focused and on the productive writing path.

For more writer tips and tricks, keep reading.  You're sure to find some ideas to help keep you on the path to publication.

 

 

 

Best Social Media Sites for Indie Authors

Promoting products and services, including books, means spreading the word. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this, but the first step should always be social media. Millions of people use social media, but it’s important to optimize your use of social media so that you do not waste your time.

Twitter

If you’re an author, Twitter is where it’s at. There is a massive #writingcommunity on Twitter, and they are available 24-hours a day to chat and answer your questions. If you are a new author or new to Twitter, your first step should be to use that hashtag, introduce yourself and tell us what you write. If you’re established in the community, it’s equally important to pay attention to that thread so that you can answer questions, provide advice and be on the lookout for book calls. Lots of readers and writers use that community to find new books to read.

You’re second favorite hashtag should be #amwriting. This hashtag is used by writers who are working on novels. If you want to shoutout your progress, make a comment on the writing process or providing a writing tip that you think might be useful for other writers, use the #amwriting hashtag. There are also other hashtags you can use, depending on where you are at in the writing process. A few other good ones include #ampublishing, #amquerying and #indieauthor.

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If you're tired of using web and app based social media schedulers, you might be tempted to use one that is custom designed for Joomla.  Thaankfully, there are quite a few available that are written for the content managment system.  Unfortunately, none of them are free.  However, the pricing varies quite a bit.  These are listed from least expensive to most expensive.

 

1. CMSocialPost

CMSocialPost is another peice of software that was designed to help Joomla webdesigners schedule social media posts.  It works with Facebook and Twitter.  However, the last update for this application was April 28, 2016.  I know Joomla has undergone numerous upgrades since 2016, and I know Facebook recently upgraded their API.  This peice of software may be out-of-date to the point that it may not function.

What CMSocialPost Does

It allows for the immediate or scheduled posting of Facebook and Twitter posts.  However, the user of this application must have the APIs for Facebook and Twitter in order to post, and in order to schedule posts, your hosting company must have ChronJobs available.  What this means is that it is going to be a tedious install.  That's not to say the rest of these applications don't need these items.  This application just happens to list what you need in order to make this software work as expected.

CMSocialPost Pricing

CMSocialPost requires the purchase of a $10 subscription to the site in order to see and download the file for installation.  The good news is that the subscription is good for as long as the site exists, and this may be the cheapest way to get an autoscheduler on the backend of your Joomla site.

 

2. JVPostMaster

JVPostMaster allows scheduled posts to Facebook and Twitter.  It also lists LinkedIn.  However, LinkedIn just updated their API as of March 1, 2019, so there are no automated scheduling services that work with LinkedIn as of this moment.  Some schedulers are working on updates.  Others have abandonned LinkedIn support.  It remains to be seen if JVPostMaster will upgrade their software.

What JV PostMaster Does

JV Postmaster allows for the immediate or delayed social media posting to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest.

JV PostMaster Pricing

JV PostMaster is a one time $35 fee to purchase the software, which may make it the most affordable social media posting solution for Joomla.  It's certainly the second least expensive option.

 

3. OBSocial Submit

OBSocialSubmit was designed by Foobla.  They've been developing Joomla software for many years, and they are considered reliable by many Joomla webmasters.  This particular social media scheduler was recommended to me by another Joomla user.  However, I could not determine if the software only allowed for Twitter posts or if it included Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media networks.  When I contacted the help desk, they did not respond.  I would say exercise caution if you choose to buy and download this software.  There may not be any customer support.

What OBSocial Submit Does

OBSocial Submit allows you to publish social media posts from the backend of Joomla instead of using a social media scheduling website or application, like WoopSocial and HootSuite.  It has feature that handle new content as well as past content so that you can keep your social media feeds active.

OBSocial Submit Pricing

The OBSocial Submit pricing is extremely weird.  Prices range from $25 to $110, but it isn't clear what you get at each price point.  It looks like you may simple be purchasing the ability to download it and support for a certain number of months.  The only content add-on listed for each plan is Twitter.  There's also another $35 extension that adds all social media connections, but it doesn't specifically say which connections, and obviously contacting support doesn't provide any clarity as they do not answer.

 

4. AutoTweetNG

AUtoTweetNG has a free and pro version.  I cannot recommend the AutoTweetNG free version at all.  It is so limited that it is useless.  If you'd like my ful experience when I downloaded the free version, you can read it here, but the bottom line is that it's like installing an RSS feeder that automatically posts new posts to your social media accounts.  Unless you plan on writing 10 to 20 new posts every day, you'll never get your social media feeds active with the free version.

What AutoTweetNG Is Supposed to Do

In theory, AutoTweetNG allows you to automatically post new content and schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn (nothing works with LinkedIn right now).  LinkedIn just updated their API.  

AutoTweetNG Pricing

AutoTweetNG pro is a subscription service.  The pricing is $39 for six months or $72 for one year.  This means that once you pay, you will have to pay again and again if you wnat to keep using this peice of software.  In other words, the longer you have it, the most expensive it gets.  This is one of the most expensive options for getting a social media scheduler on the back end of Joomla.

 

The downside to all of these is that they are paid.  This means you will be unable to install the software prior to paying to see if it works as you expect it to once you get it installed in your Joomla website.  And judging by what I've done so far for social media integration, you can expect a lengthy install process, even if it says that it works right out of the box.

 

If you know of another social media scheduling software solution for Joomla, feel free to post about it in the comments, and if you have personally used any of these, feel free to tell us about it in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Social Media Schedulers

If you’re having trouble keeping up with your social media posts, a social media scheduler can make the task easier. Here’s a list of completely free social media schedules: IE: Not a free option. Just free.

woopsocial1. WoopSocial

WoopSocial is the most comprehensive of this list. They allow you to schedule Twitter and Facebook posts as well as Instagram posts if you can get your Instagram account to link to the site. I have yet to be able to successfully get my Instagram account to link, and I’ve probably tried 50 times over the last several months.

 

 

Pros of WoopSocial

  • No limit to scheduled Tweets

  • Scheduler is reasonably easy to use

  • They offer detailed analytics in their paid plan

Cons of WoopSocial

  • Their scheduler has a tendency to go down, so it’s good to have a backup plan.

  • No bulk upload feature

 

 

tweetdeck

2. TweetDeck

TweetDeck is actually owned by Twitter. They purchased it in 2011, so it’s fully integrated into the Twitter platform, which makes it more stable than other social media schedulers. The downside is that it only works for Twitter. To get posts to other social media platforms, you’ll have to use something like IFFIT.

 

 

Pros of TweetDeck

  • Completely Free

  • Schedule Unlimited Tweets

  • Schedule Tweets for Multiple Twitter Accounts

  • See other Twitter things, like Notifications and Activity

 

Cons of TweetDeck

  • Scheduler is Clunky. Time and Date Don’t Hold, so it’s a lot of clicking to schedule a post.

  • You’ll need to do something else if you want to schedule to Facebook, Instagram and Pininterest

  • No Bulk Uploader – Scheduling for the entire month is probably not feasible due to the time it would take to schedule hundreds of tweets.

 

Unfortunately, these are the only two completely free, unlimited social media scheduling options that I have been able to find. I recommend WoodSocial over TweetDeck just because it’s more versatile, and the scheduling platform is much easier to use (when it works). As of this post, WoopSocial’s scheduler has been down for five days. The exact problem is that the “schedule” button lags between posts, so you have to refresh the entire page for every social media post. Hopefully, they will fix this in the coming week.

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As an independent author, figuring out the best way to promote your book can be difficult.  Thankfully, there are new mediums being invented all the times, and one of the easiest ways to spread the word about your new book may be videos.

Ways to Promote Your Book via Video

All you need to create your book promotion video is a cell phone or a webcam.  In most instances, you do not need the services of a professional videographer.  Though, you may choose to hire a company to make your videos for you if that makes you more comfortable.

YouTube
YouTube has a reach if a person can use it correctly. Using it as a platform for questions and answers or book readings can be a powerful tool for people to know the author. A person could ask for questions on Reddit and answer them on YouTube. Going on with other video creators may also help, especially if they have an established author platform.

Facebook Live

Facebook Live is another way to do a question and answer video. This will give the chance to answer questions as they come in. This will give a strong sense of knowing the author. Instead of worrying about video edits, a person just needs a good background. like a blank wall.

A video is a powerful tool. While an author can be powerful with their words, a video does more for connecting with the readers. It is a powerful tool that anyone can use.

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So, You’ve Written a Book and Now You’re Hellbent on Submitting to Agents

 

Good luck. Let me just be extremely honest. I found this to be a spectacular waste of time. In fact, it ate up a year and a half of my life. If you’ve like to read my journey, before you embark on the “finding an agent” path, feel free. In fact, I encourage you to read it. I think it is an accurate representation of what you can expect.

​A Comprehensive List of Thriller Agents

They also accept other genres other than thriller, so take a look at their websites. This is the basic list of agents that I worked through between December 2016 and March 2018. When working through this list move quickly. I know there is some debate on how fast you should move through these lists. You should not do them all in one night or one week. My advice is to divide it up over 60 or 90 days and get it done. You will be waiting anywhere from six to 12 weeks for responses and/or timeouts. So, get it done and move on to your next book. You will need it completed by the time you get all your rejections back so you can start over. I worked this list three times in a year and a half.

  1. Aaron M. Priest lit agency
  2. JLDelbourgo
  3. 3 Seas
  4. Aevitas
  5. AKA Literary - New agent.  Take a look at where she's placing her books.
  6. Albert T Longdon
  7. Annie Bomke
  8. APL (panda)
  9. aponte literary
  10. Barbara Bova
  11. Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.
  12. Barbara Casey Agency
  13. BELCASTRO AGENCY
  14. Bent Agency
  15. Betsy Amster Lit enterprises
  16. BJ Robbins lit
  17. Bond Literary Agency
  18. BookEnds
  19. Books & Such
  20. Bradford Literary Agency
  21. Brandt & Hochman
  22. Brower Lit
  23. Carol Man
  24. Chalberg and sussman
  25. chase literary
  26. Cheney Associates, LLC
  27. Corvisiero Literary Agency
  28. Curtis Brown LTD
  29. D4EO
  30. Darhansoff & Verrill
  31. David Black Agency
  32. DEE MURA LITERARY
  33. DeFoire & Company
  34. Don Cogdon
  35. Donald Maass Literary Agency
  36. Doug Grad Literary
  37. Dunow, Carlson, and Lerner
  38. Einstein - Iffy....  feels like a children's agent to me to spite what it says.
  39. emma sweeny
  40. Empire Lit
  41. Ethan Ellenberg
  42. Eyebait Literary Agency
  43. fairbank Literary
  44. Fletcher & Company
  45. Folio Lit
  46. Foundry
  47. Fox Literary
  48. Fraser-Bub
  49. Fuse Literary
  50. G Agency, LLC
  51. Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management
  52. Gelfman Sneider
  53. Glass Literary
  54. Greenburger
  55. Harvey Klinger
  56. Helen Heller Agency
  57. Hershman Rights Management
  58. Hill Nadell
  59. Holloway
  60. HSG
  61. http://www.dystel.com/
  62. http://www.kimberleycameron.com/
  63. Inklings
  64. Inkwell
  65. Innisfree Literary
  66. Irene Goodman
  67. J&S
  68. Jaberwocky - Mostly sci-fy, like 99% to spite what it now says.
  69. Jane Rotrosen Agency
  70. Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
  71. JET Literary Associates, Inc.
  72. JNA
  73. John Hawkins
  74. Jud Laghi Agency
  75. Judith Riven
  76. JVNLA
  77. Kneerim & Williams
  78. Larkwords
  79. Launchbooks  - careful, says thriller, looks like sci-fy
  80. Laura Langlie Agency
  81. LDLA
  82. Leshne Agency
  83. Liza Dawson Associates
  84. Liza Royce
  85. Loretta Barrett Books, Inc
  86. LPA
  87. Lucinda Literary
  88. Margaret McBride
  89. Maria Carvainis Agency
  90. Mark Falkin - ehhhhhh, read this guy's website closely.
  91. Marsal Lyon
  92. Martel Agency
  93. Matthew Carnicelli Lit
  94. McCormick Literary
  95. McGinniss Associates
  96. Meyers Literary
  97. MMQLIT
  98. Movable Type
  99. Nelson Agency
  100. New Leaf
  101. Paul Levine - Try him.  Don't expect much.  If he requests your manuscript, you will be waiting 3-4 months.  Not kidding.  then, he will reject it with  - not for me.
  102. Peter Lampack Agency
  103. PLGB
  104. PLM
  105. Prospect Agency
  106. PS Literary Agency
  107. Red Sofa - Try them.  Don't expect much.  I really think these guys are primarily romance agents.
  108. REES LITERARY AGENCY
  109. Regal Hoffman (RHA)
  110. Richard Henshaw Group LLC
  111. RLR
  112. Root Literary
  113. SALKIND Greg apu
  114. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
  115. Serendipity
  116. SG Literary
  117. SGGLIT
  118. Spencer Hill
  119. Starlight Literary Agency
  120. Stonesong
  121. Stringer Lit Agency
  122. Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, Inc.
  123. talbot agency
  124. talcott Notch
  125. The Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency
  126. the book group
  127. THE EVAN MARSHALL AGENCY - Research this guy before submitting.  If I recall correctly, he likes to make fun of query letters on his social media.
  128. The Friedrich Agency
  129. The Gernert Company
  130. The Karpfinger Agency
  131. The Knight Agency - these guys look to be primarily romance to spite what the site says.
  132. The Literary Group International
  133. The Rights Factory
  134. The Rohm Agency
  135. the Seymor Agency
  136. The Unter Agency
  137. The Whalen Agency
  138. Triada
  139. Trident Media
  140. Veritas Lit agency
  141. Vicky Bijur
  142. Victoria Sanders
  143. Waverly Place - Read the site.  Decide for yourself. I wasn't impressed.
  144. Waxman Leavell
  145. Westwood Creative Artists
  146. Wolfson
  147. Writers House
  148. ZSH

A Comprehensive List of Horror Agents

There are next to none of these guys and most writers can't find them.  Here's the list I was able to put together after weeks of searching.  This list is accurate as of March 2018.
  1. Aevitas
  2. Andy Ross Agency
  3. Annie Bomke
  4. Barone Literary Agency
  5. Bradford Literary Agency
  6. Chalberg and sussman
  7. Cooke Agency
  8. Cornerstone Literary Agency
  9. Corvisiero Literary Agency
  10. Curtis Brown LTD
  11. DeFoire & Company
  12. Don Cogdon
  13. Donald Maass Literary Agency
  14. Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC
  15. Folio Lit
  16. Foundry
  17. Fox Literary
  18. Friedrich Agency
  19. Fuse Literary
  20. Harvey Klinger
  21. ICM Partners
  22. Irene Goodman
  23. JABberwocky Literary Agency
  24. Janklow & Nesbit Associates
  25. Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
  26. Kimberly Cameron
  27. KT Public Relations & Literary Services
  28. Larkwords
  29. Launchbooks
  30. Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency
  31. Literary Group International
  32. Liza Dawson Associates
  33. Loretta Barrett Books, Inc
  34. Lotts Agency
  35. L Perkins Agency (LPA)
  36. Lucinda Literary
  37. Margret McBride Literary Agency
  38. McGinniss Associates
  39. Nancy Yost Literary Agency
  40. New Leaf Literary & Media
  41. Prentis Agency
  42. Prospect Agency
  43. REES LITERARY AGENCY
  44. Richard Henshaw Group LLC
  45. Rohm Agency
  46. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
  47. Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
  48. Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  49. SGGLIT
  50. SPEILBURG LITERARY AGENCY
  51. Spencer Hill
  52. Starlight Literary Agency
  53. Stonesong
  54. Stuart Agency
  55. The Seymour Agency
  56. talbot agency
  57. talcott Notch
  58. Triada
  59. Trident Media
  60. WORD|LINK LITERARY
  61. Writers House

Additional Agent Lists You Can Use for Free

Query Tracker - Excellent, very up to date, better than Writer's Digest
Agent Query - Not bad, little harder to use.
Authors.com - Not as good
Manuscript Wishlist - Agent's use this.  It's worth looking at when you come across an agent who has a link.  However, you cannot search it with any reliability.

Now, Take a Break and Relax with a Good Book

Thunderstorms and .45s by Stacey Carroll -  ​After gunning down a police officer in front of the Sarasota police station, drug-addled, drug-running pilot, Avia Conn, flees to Michigan where con artist Benton Docks and hitman Brian Colcort are scamming a rich socialite out of her money. Hoping to relax and integrate herself into the heist, she’s thrown into another disaster when they have to shoot the woman in order to avoid being exposed and thrown in prison.
 
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As a writer who is considering self-publishing, you have probably heard or read that you need to promote your book on the book promotion websites. Unfortunately, a lot of the lists circulating across the Internet are for PAID book promotion, even if they advertise FREE in their meta descriptions and tags. In the worst case scenarios, they’ll let you promote your FREE Amazon book for FREE…. Um, free books don’t really help you. They make up about 2 percent of book sales and the momentum doesn't last...

Going through all those paid book promotion lists is a waste of time. I even got caught up in one so far that I filled out all the information, created the account and then got to a paid wall. Now, imagine how irritated I was. So, let me cut down the time and frustration you spend on this task by giving you the actual sites that will promote your book for free.

​FREE BOOK PROMOTION WEBSITES

As in, it is free for you to submit your self published book to them, and you do not need a specific Amazon star rating or a certain number of reviews.
 
  1. Awesomegang – Pretty nice website. They offer promotion on their website, and you can fill out an author interview. I recommend you do both. They do not send you emails alerting you to the fact that you are now on your website.
  2. AllAuthor - Free option, requires you to create an account. Pro option is $60 for 6 months. (I have not tried this due to the account creation requirement.)
  3. Discount Book Man - They offer promotion on their website, and you can fill out an author interview. I recommend you do both. They do not send you emails alerting you to the fact that you are now on your website. There is also a $15 paid option, but you are not forced to take it.
  4. Goodreads – If you can get your newly published book on their list, this is a great place to start. You get a profile and the ability to review your own book. I had problems with it though. I can’t get the newest version of my book on there.
  5. My Adult Place - They offer promotion on their website, and you can fill out an author interview. I recommend you do both. They do not send you emails alerting you to the fact that you are now on your website. There is also a $25 paid option, but you are not forced to take it. They only promote romance and erotica.
  6. My Book Place – They DO send you emails when your promo and interview are live. They offer promotion on their website, and you can fill out an author interview. I recommend you do both. They do not send you emails alerting you to the fact that you are now on your website. There is also a $25 paid option, but you are not forced to take it.
  7. Pretty Hot - They offer promotion on their website, and you can fill out an author interview. I recommend you do both. They do not send you emails alerting you to the fact that you are now on your website. There is also a $25 paid option, but you are not forced to take it.
  8. Ebookasaurus - May only do books that are free or discounted.
  9. WantonReads- Free
That’s it. Those are all of the places that I could find that offer FREE book promotion. If you know of another site that offers free book promotion for books that are NOT being given away for free, feel free to let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I won’t promote free book give away advertising. I believe your work is worth something. Don’t give your hard work away.
 

 

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William Wilson is torn as a new clinic director (Kane Devonshire) takes over ESA and continues to sell babies as vampire food. While William doesn’t believe the vampire is worse than Blackwell, his Bonded just might be. The violent redhead has been known to attack every human she encounters. She’s unpredictable, dangerous and might just have to be put down along with Kane. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a question I have been trying to answer for the last six months. There’s a lot that goes into promoting a book, even if you plan to only use free options. If you want to win, you don’t want to publish your book, put a pinned post at the top of your Twitter and Facebook accounts and forget about it. You want to put some thought into marketing, even if you have no marketing money.
 
1. Create Your Cover – get your copy of GIMP or Photoshop and get to it. You need your cover for promotion, and you need it as soon as possible. You really want to have this finished two to three months prior to the publication of your book so that you can do some advanced marketing.

2. Choose a Pre-Order Date – If you plan to do pre-orders, choose a pre-order date that is ahead of your publication date by two to four weeks or longer, but keep in mind that your book will need to be finished so that you can upload it.

3. Choose a Press Release Date – Your press release date needs to be ahead of your pre-order date by at least a week.

4. Choose Your Publication Date – You want to have this planned out well in advance.

Those four above dates are extremely important. You can’t start your promotions until you know all of these dates. You will also want to gear your promotions around these dates.
5. Get Your Author Website – If you do not have a website, you can get one for free. I currently use Weebly, and you can have as many of these as you want. I have an author page, a wannabe writer page and a freelancing website on Weebly. Once you have your website, get some content on it. At a bare minimum, you want a Home page, Author Blog, About the Author and a Contact Page.

6. Get Your Social Media Accounts Sorted – If you don’t have Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Snapchat, Instagram, ect, you need to get them. If you have them, you need to reconfigure them around your new author persona. This probably means changing your website addresses to reflect your author webpage and changing your profile pictures to yourself or your book cover.

7. Get Hootsuite – Hootsuite has done some major limiting of the free account these days, but it is still usable. Your limitations are that you can only have 3 social media accounts linked to it, and you can only do a maximum of 30 posts across those 3 accounts, so 10 each. That is enough to get you 2.5 days of scheduled social media posts. You can’t be online 24 hours a day, so this is better than nothing. Hoostuite will push your posts for you whether you are at your computer or not.

8. Locate Book Promotion Groups and Webpages – There are a ton of them out there. However, you have to be vigilant. Some of the sites require you to pay a fee. Others require that you have X amount of review on Amazon and a certain star rating before they accept you. You won’t have either one of those things prior to your publication date, and you may not have them for months afterwards. If you plan to look on Facebook, the keywords you want are “Author Book Promotions”. Once you get into a few of these Facebook will feed more of them down your right sidebar, and joining becomes a breeze after that.

9. Get Spammy! - If you aren’t used to advertising or are completely against advertising, you are going to have to get over it quickly. The only way people are going to know about your book, is if you get up and scream the title along with your name and provide the links to your published book. You can get creative with it. I’ve gotten creative with it. There are things you can do to make it look less like an advertisement, but the word about your new published book is only going to get out if YOU tell everyone you know and everyone who walks by you and everyone you don’t know.
 
Now that you have all the information you need to get started promoting your book, sit back and relax with a different good book from author Stacey Carroll. (See what I did there.)
 
 
 

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Writing a book and publishing a book are only the first steps to author success.  This is because you could have written a great book, but this does not matter if no one knows about it. Thankfully, there are promotional tools and things you can do to help spread the word.


Social media is a great place to promote your book. You can potentially reach thousnads and even millions of people with properly timed and hashtagged tweets and posts. You can also start a blog, create promotional and informative articles and share those across your social media accounts.  There are even sites where you can promote your book for free.

Additionally, there are also several Amazon books available to get you gather book promotion ideas so that you can create your own custom book promotion strategy.  Great Noevel marketing books include:

  1. Novel Marketing: Making Your Author Brand Work for You & Your Books
  2. How to Market a Book Third Edition (Books for Writers)
  3. The Kindle Publishing Bible: How To Sell More Kindle Ebooks on Amazon (Step-by-Step Instructions On Self-Publishing And Marketing Your Books) (Kindle Bible Book 1)
  4. How Your Book Sells Itself: 10 Ways Your Book is Your Ultimate Marketing Tool (Marketing for Authors)
  5. Sell More Books!: Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut Authors Rethinking Book Publicity after the Digital Revolutions
  6. Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let's Get Publishing) (Volume 2)
  7. 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, Real World Edition: Authors: How to sell more books, ebooks, multi-media books, audios, videos, white papers, and other information products in the real world

 

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