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    Nov262013

    Publishing a Book? 10 Tips on How to Sell It

    You have probably seen every marketing, promotional and sales trick in the book in the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As an author, particular a self-publishing author, you may be asking yourself, how can I make my campaign to sell my book stand out in the blizzard of marketing messages?

    Courtesy of NASA and Wikipedia

    Here are ten great tips from around the web to help you do just that.

    The Difference Between Marketing and Publicity on Jane Friedman: Writing, Reading and Publishing in the Digital Age

    Launching That New Book, Yvonne Hertzberger on Indies Unlimited

    Book Marketing 101 on Jane Friedman: Writing, Reading and Publishing in the Digital Age

    5 Easy Ways to Promote Your Book, Meghan Ward on Writerland

    My Advice on Hiring and Working with a Publicist on Jane Friedman: Writing, Reading and Publishing in the Digital Age

    Book Distribution: How to Make the Most of Direct Sales, Joanna Penn on The Creative Penn

    How to Sell Books with Amazon Book Reviews, Cate Baum on The Self-Publishing Review

    Are Writing Contests and Book Reviews Worth It?, Janice Hardy on The Other Side of the Story

    Art of the Amazon Sale: Improved Rankings, Selling More Books & Gaining Exposure on Lindsay Buroker

    Using ARCs to Create a Buzz Before You Launch Your Book, Biff Barnes on The Stories To Tell Books Blog

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    Reader Comments (2)

    Sometimes it seems that writing the book is the easy part. Getting it out there does require hard work and marketing a book is another skill set altogether.

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:33AM | Unregistered CommenterRon Davis

    Thanks, Ron! We absolutely agree. It's unfortunate that so many self-publishing authors (and even some traditionally published writers) don't understand the importance of the second set.

    Nov 28, 2013 at 12:14PM | Registered CommenterNan Barnes

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