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Book Promotion

Becoming an authorpreneur is a necessary part of the book publishing process. This group is a place where you can exchange ideas for book promotion and keep up to date with new developments in the digital age. 

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Writers are born, but successful writers are entrepreneurs. If you are pursuing traditional publishing you need a platform. Writing is a craft but publishing is a business. Ask your questions here or contact us for referrals to consultants. If you are a self publisher consider becoming a micro publisher through our sister site offthebookshelf.com. CLICK HERE for info.

Share your ideas and questions. If you consider yourself a Writer-Entrepreneur you are already ahead of the future of publishing.



Discussion Forum

Book Reviews: How Important Are They?

Started by Robert M. Kelly. Last reply by Kathy MacKenzie on Saturday. 19 Replies

I self-published in September '13 and have become very interested in book reviews as a way to spread the word about my non-fiction book. I'm curious whether other writers have had the same results from their efforts.1. the book giveaways have been…Continue

Tags: giveaways, promotion, reviews

Looking for an agent

Started by Kelli Stuart. Last reply by Kelli Stuart Apr 8. 5 Replies

I posted this discussion in the Fiction group, but wondered if it might be a better discussion within this group:I have been pitching and querying agents for a little while now, and I'm wondering if it would be effective to attend a conference in…Continue

Tags: publication, representation, seeking, agents, queries

So You're Going on The Radio...

Started by C.L. Fornari. Last reply by C.L. Fornari Feb 26. 4 Replies

I am an author and the host of a radio program about gardening. As the host of GardenLine I get sent lots of review copies of plant and gardening books, and I am happy to have many of these authors on the air to promote their books. Based on my…Continue

Have you created a book trailer?

Started by Haseena Patel. Last reply by Patricia Herlevi Feb 9. 17 Replies

Do you think a book trailer is an effective way to get in touch with your readers and reach them more than other traditional methods?  Has anyone created a book trailer to aid with launching their book?  If so, what program did you use to create it?…Continue

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Comment by Jim Murdoch on Monday

Hi Deborah, I just looked at OffTheBookShelf and I notice that the Default Shipping Address only has Canada and USA as an option. Is this service not available outside North America?

Jim

Comment by Kathy Meis on March 16, 2014 at 2:20pm

Hi Everyone, I wanted to introduce myself to this group for a couple of reasons. First, I'm the founder of Bublish, a free book promotion platform for writers. We've built a powerful author branding tool for authors called the book bubble. We've helped thousands of authors around the world to get the word out about their books. I hope you'll visit www.bublish.com and sign up for your free author account. I'm also the founding partner of PubSmart, a new kind of publishing conference that puts authors in driver's seat. This is a conference for authors who want to learn the business side of publishing. We're bringing top publishing talent from around the world to Charleston, South Carolin on April 16 - 18, including keynote speakers Jane Friedman (former publisher of Writer's Digest) and bestselling hybrid author Hugh Howey. You can learn more about the conference and register (tickets are limited) at www.pubsmartcon.com. Let me know if you have any questions about Bublish or PubSmart. Happy to answer. 

Comment by Patricia Herlevi on February 9, 2014 at 2:06pm

Here's my first book trailer for my upcoming novel "How They Finally Met" which is i the revision stage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeZHJFuaGP0

Comment by Patricia Gligor on February 2, 2014 at 10:55am

I have some news I'm really excited about and I wanted to share it with you. Desperate Deeds, the third novel in my Malone mystery series, will be released on March 30th!

Comment by Ruth E. Donald on January 22, 2014 at 8:14pm

A little fun promotional stuff: I just ordered a book bag with the cover of one of my novels on it, which I'm planning to take to writers' and fan conferences as a conversation piece. There's a site that you can order custom book bags, coffee mugs, bookmarks and business cards, etc., which gives you something you can use as giveaways or handouts, etc. without costing you an arm and a leg for graphic design. Check out http://showoffyourbooks.com if you're interested.

Comment by Sharon Lindenburger on November 23, 2013 at 12:13pm

Can anyone recommend someone who is really good at organizing blog tours? I have a client who would like to do a blog tour. As an editor, I do not engage in marketing as marketing is not my field of expertise. I would like to help my client locate someone who has an excellent track record in organizing blog tours. Her book is non-fiction and deals with the topic of mental health and resilience. Any suggestions?

Comment by Gary E. Smith on November 4, 2013 at 10:12am

I don't do electronic readers but I read pdf files and would like to exchange a review for a review of Murder in the Rockies, a historical mystery set in Denver 1890. Not sure how reviews work because this is my first novel. I will do what it takes to get your project noticed.

Comment by cindi walton on November 4, 2013 at 8:52am

Hello, My name is Cindi and I am a whimsical nana which means I believe childhood is short....we are adults the majority of our lives. My book "Nonsense and No Sense and Somewhere in Between" reflects that! Please visit me at http://www.whimsicalwordspublishing.com and visit the blog of a whimsical nana!

Comment by Kathryn Jones on November 2, 2013 at 12:40pm

I need to connect with some book reviewers for my newest book, The Feast: A Parable of the Ring.

If you've already read the first book in the series, Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones, even better.

Comment by Cynthia Lane Westland on August 1, 2013 at 6:34pm

Just out on Amazon.com  Al dente: a Murder in Boston.  My new book is a murder mystery that pulls the reader into the story and lets him/her choose from two possible endings! 

 

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