Quick Tip: Nobody Cares That You Wrote a Book

Maybe “nobody” is a bit of a stretch. But here’s a harsh truth for authors: most people really do not care that you wrote a book. You just published a book. You’re excited. You want to shout it from the rooftops. I get it. So tell your friends and family. Share the news with your writer’s group. Mention it on your personal blog even. But

Quick Tip: Build Relationships With Reviewers Well Before Your Book Launch

When you try to land reviews for your new book, the last thing you want is to be just another random new author reviewers have never heard of. Yet it’s not uncommon for authors, and especially indie authors, to wait until the last minute to think about book reviews. So for this week’s quick tip, let’s make sure you don’t fall into that group. Rather

71 Tools and Tactics for Your Book Marketing Plan

In my recent book marketing plan series I shared a book marketing plan outline. One element of that outline involved marketing and PR tactics to support your larger promotional strategy. These are the specific things you’ll do to promote your book and your visibility as an author. While I’m working on a short e-book covering basic book marketing and PR tactics, I wanted to give

Book Marketing Plan Basics

Today marks the first day in a week-long blog series on book marketing plans. In addition to sharing some background on what book marketing plans are all about, I’ll also release a few fun tools and resources to help you create your own. Let’s kick things off with a quick introduction to book marketing plans. Who needs them? What can they do for you and

Book Promotion Tools That Come Directly From Your Book

You may remember that not long ago I was talking about Karen Wiesner’s First Draft in 30 Days. Well, she has a new book coming out in September, and I wanted to share a few of the tools she’s using for online book promotion during the pre-launch phase. The book is called From First Draft To Finished Novel. As far as I’m concerned, from the