Marketing & Selling


The Nonfiction Book Proposal That Won Me a Publishing Contract

Are you writing a Christian nonfiction book? Then you need to write a book proposal that appeals to literary agents, acquisitions editors, publishing boards, and the marketing staff at publishing houses. And – if you want to get your Christian book published – then you need to read sample book proposals until you learn how […]

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Query Letters How to Get a Literary Agent

The Query Shark’s Best Advice on How to Get a Literary Agent

Here’s how to write a query letter that is good enough to get a literary agent’s attention. These 15 tips for pitching your book idea or manuscript are from the agent who created a whale of a blog called Query Shark. I first met literary agent Janet Reid at the Surrey International Writers Conference, way […]


How to Hire a Social Media Marketer

Your hands are full doing what you love (writing, creating products, running your business) – you have no time to market your books and brand online! It’s time to hire a social media marketer. Here’s what one published author says: “I’ve read a million ‘how to’s’ about social media, and have spent a ton of […]

Examples of Using Sensory Details in Your Writing

Overwhelmed by the Thought of Selling Your Writing? Help is Here

If you’re a writer who gets overwhelmed when you think of marketing and selling your writing, you’re not alone! Not wanting to promote my writing is why I hesitate to pursue a literary agent and get my books published. Here’s how a fellow writer describes it: “The thought of all the details I must be […]


Example of a Query Letter to Literary Agents for a Nonfiction Book

Here’s the query letter for my “Quips and Tips” nonfiction book series, which I sent to a couple dozen literary agents five days ago. So far, I’ve received six positive responses and many rejections. I’ll post some of the agents’ responses soon — some of them are really interesting! Fellow scribes, how’s your writing coming […]


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5 Ways to Market and Sell Your Poetry Book

You’ll find selling poetry much easier if you know how to spread the word! These five tips for marketing your book of poems are from published poet and freelance writer Cherie Burbach. “Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree.  He doesn’t eat much and doesn’t read […]


6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online

These tips for promoting your book are free – but they still require effort! The right marketing tips will help you avoid paying money to PR companies and publicists – and these tips are for authors who have more time than money. First, remember: “Success isn’t always an immediate change.” ~ Dirk Matson. None of these […]


Promoting a Book – Should You Hire a Book Promotion Company?

Even before you get published, you need to start promoting your book! Should you hire a book promotion company? These five tips will help you answer these questions: What is the best book marketing service for me? Which promotion companies should I contact? How much will it cost to market and advertise my book? How can […]


How to Sell eBooks – 7 Tips That Make Selling eBooks Easy

Knowing how to sell ebooks is crucial to earning a living as a writer. Here are seven tips that make selling ebooks seem easy — but it still takes time and effort. These marketing tips aren’t just about selling more books – they’re about figuring out who you are as a writer (your brand) and sharing […]


How to Write a Google Adsense Ad to Sell Your eBook

Writing an ebook is a great way to earn passive income…if you can sell it! Google Adsense advertising can be an effective way to promote and sell your book, especially if you’re armed with tips. Here’s what I learned from writing my Google Adsense ad for 73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire) the Muse… Before […]


After Writing an E-Book – Pricing, Marketing, and Landing Pages

What do writers do after writing an eBook? After all, writing eBooks isn’t just about researching, editing, and making money! Successful authors also need to know about pricing, creating landing pages, marketing, and selling their eBooks. Here’s what one successful writer says about his line of eBooks: “Since writing my first eBook, I’ve learned better formatting […]


How to Be Interviewed to Promote Your Book – Tips for Authors

Whether you’re appearing on a radio talk show or writing a guest post to promote your book, you need to know how to be interviewed! These tips for authors are from B. Lynn Goodwin, author of You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers. Before the tips, a quip: “A boy has to peddle […]