I’ve received requests to create a list of my “marketing for writers” books.
Apologies. It’s remiss of me not to have created topic-specific lists of my books so that they’re easier to find when you need them.
Marketing for writers: four books to help
Marketing is a real hassle for many writers. Yes—it’s a hassle for me too, even though I like marketing. The challenge is always finding the time to do it.
Over the years I’ve written many blog posts and several short and practical books about marketing.
Let’s look at the books, and what they cover.
Use social media and be consistent with your marketing
Many writers have given up on social media, because you need to be consistent. This needn’t mean that you spend an hour a day or even an hour a week.
Use any spare minutes you have.
Social Media For Writers: Increase Your Sales In 15 Minutes A Day offers suggestions on how you can make the most of the time you have.
You're a writer. You know that there's a market for your words, right around the globe. But how do you tap into that market? It's challenging, but social media makes sales for businesses both huge and tiny.
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Discover the magic of publicity
“Publicity” is free advertising.
Here’s an easy example of free publicity. Let’s say you’ve got a self-published book you’re launching. Write a letter to your local and national newspapers—those which still publish.
You may be surprised when a reporter calls you to have a chat and a week later, an article appears in your local paper or your paper’s website.
Publicity And Marketing Magic For Writers: How To Build Your Writing Platform And Sell More Every Day helps you to discover the three magic words: marketing, publicity, platform.
Publicity And Marketing Magic For Writers: How To Build Your Writing Platform And Sell More Every Day
Write, and publish, and promote your writing... You can change your life as a writer in an hour, when you discover the art of publicity and platform.More info →
Book marketing for authors can be hassle-free
I know, I know. Writing a book is challenging enough. Once you’re done, you never want to hear about it again, but… now comes marketing.
These two books make book marketing much more palatable. Seriously; they do.
- Self-Publishing Strategy Made Easy: How To Market Your Books In 15 Minutes A Day Everyone’s got 15 minutes, even if it’s in your lunch hour or in your car before you start work.
- Savvy Book Marketing Strategies For Busy Writers Who Don’t Have Time For Marketing… Here’s a secret. When it comes to book marketing, it’s not so much what you do—you just need to do something to get the word out.
Do you enjoy writing and publishing your books, but find that marketing them is a challenge? You're not sure what works, so your efforts are muddled, half-hearted, and inconsistent.
What if you could market in just 15 minutes daily?More info →
Today, with hundreds of thousands of new books published each and every month, every author needs to market. However, marketing needn't take up much time, as long as you have a plan.
More info →
Are you shy? Some tricks for you if you hate self-promotion
Many authors hate self-promotion and that fine.
Try these two tricks:
- Use your imagination. Pretend your book was written by someone else. (This works, believe it or not.)
- Choose only those marketing activities you enjoy.
Onward. Marketing for writers needn’t be scary. Have fun with it. 🙂
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Copywriter and marketing pro Angela Booth maintains a busy copywriting and ghostwriting practice. Fascinated by online marketing, she wrote one of the first business books for internet marketing, published by Allen & Unwin. She’s been an enthusiastic blogger since the late 1990s.