Not all of my book proposals have been successful! My most recent idea for a book (Your Heart Changes Everything: 50 Ways to Experience Jesus in Daily Life) was reviewed with interest by the editor and publishing committee at Bethany. They never formally rejected it…but it’s been over a year and I haven’t heard anything. Nor has my agent contacted me. So, unless their emails fell between the cracks of the universe, I assume they decided not to publish this book.
You wrote a book of poetry; now, how do you sell it? The most important thing is to overcome your resistance to the idea of marketing and selling your book of poems. Most poets and writers don’t love the branding, marketing, publicizing and selling part of book publishing! I get it.
When I met with my nonfiction publisher and book marketing team, we discussed these nine ways to promote my first Christian self-help book for women. My marketing plan will help you launch and promote your own nonfiction book.
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… Read More »6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online
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.… Read More »How to Be Interviewed and Successfully Promote Your Book
Many successful writers use their email signatures to promote their books or blog links – but that can get a little ho-hum. Here are a few creative ways to add pizzazz to your email signature to increase book sales and blog traffic – whether you’re an aspiring author or a busy blogger (or both!).
Before the tips, a quip:
“The blog is certainly another tool for writers out there to break their way in,” said Julie Powell, author of Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. “But being a blogger does not make you a great writer.”
And being a published author doesn’t make you a great writer, either! What does make you a great writer? Writing, editing, writing, editing, and writing and editing some more. For Stephen King’s tips for writers, click On Writing. And, read on for several creative ways to use your email signature…Read More »6 Ways to Promote Your Blog or Books With Your Email Signature
These book marketing tips are for self-published authors, traditionally published authors, and writers not yet published. These ten ways to market your book will fire up your journey to the bestseller list. “If you really want your book to fly, you need to know that the… Read More »10 Ways to Market Your Book