The email arrived the other day from a new author. It was a request for me to review his book. While I sympathize with an author’s dilemma of getting book reviews, I have no plans to download and read it. Unfortunately, Continue reading Want to get book reviews? Don’t send emails like this one
Every now and then, I meet authors who are determined not to use social media to promote their books. They are determined not to post, tweet, and instagram their way to book sales. I admit that sometimes social media can be a Continue reading 3 Ways to Sell Books Without Social Media
Search engines (like Google and Amazon) see small variations as big differences. If you have tiny variations in your name and title on your book sales pages they can cause big problems and hurt your Amazon sales. What kind of variations? Continue reading Little Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Amazon Sales
I cringe when I see an author bio like this on the back of a self published book. Sue Brown was born in Des Moines, Iowa and went to high school at North Valley High. She went to college at Continue reading How to Write An Author Bio That Doesn’t Scream Amateur!
If you want to build your Goodreads presence, don’t set it and forget it. I have a good friend who’s a real estate broker. She will start a conversation with anyone and everyone, anywhere. Her family and friends are resigned Continue reading Authors, spend a little more time on Goodreads
Hope is not a strategy. You have to have a plan if you want to sell books. Selling your book is hard. You publish your book and you hope people will see it and buy it. Unfortunately, with over a Continue reading It’s November: Time to create your book’s sales plan for 2017
When Cheryl Ilov contacted me for marketing assistance with her book, Forever Fit and Flexible: Feeling Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond, I immediately wanted to read her book for myself. Ilov is not only a physical therapist, she’s also certified Continue reading Review of Cheryl Ilov’s Forever Fit and Flexible
On Monday, author Cheryl Ilov starts an 8-stop virtual book blog tour for her groundbreaking book, Forever Fit and Flexible: Feeling Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond. Cheryl will be “visiting” 8 book review blogs from all over the United States Continue reading Virtual Blog Tour for Forever Fit and Flexible starts Monday, Oct 3!
Mary’s note: I’m delighted to be a part of Jo Virden’s blog tour for My Darling Dorothy, a World War II love story. I was fascinated at the back story for how this book came about. Jo found a bundle Continue reading Jo Virden: Using real letters for the inspiration of My Darling Dorothy
Do you think you need to sell, sell sell all the time on social media? Pushing a sales message all the time is not the best way to connect with your ideal prospects on social media. Unfortunately, this strategy is a great Continue reading 7 Ways to Connect with Your Ideal Prospects on Social Media