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The Savvy Book Marketer
The Savvy Book Marketer

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Some great ideas here ...
10 Things Readers Should Do When They Like You!

Authors, you take a huge risk when you write. No matter how great (or terrible) readers may think a book is, you no doubt put a little part of your heart and soul into your work.
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Authors learn how to optimize your books on Amazon and Kindle using categories, keywords and more! Check out this training program from +Shelley Hitz  and +Heather Hart  -- Half Price through March 14. http://bit.ly/1NPs2Y0
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Learn why Virtual Book Tours are such a powerful way to get massive exposure for you and your book. You will also discover several different types of tours to choose from and learn the steps to organizing your own virtual tour.  http://bit.ly/1MsnXFB
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Good list . . .
50 Book Awards Open to Self-Publishers 

An award can be a great marketing tool for your book and provide terrific exposure. Not sure which contests to consider? Here's a list of 50 book awards you can check out: http://bit.ly/1tNBfbH  #amwriting
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Grow your mailing list and boost your sales by giving away a free lead-generating ebook on Amazon and other bookstores. +Shelley Hitz  explains why this strategy works and shares the best ways to write and publish your ebook, how to price it for free, and how to increase your downloads and leads.
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/3397834
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Build a Solid Foundation for Book Promotion!

The first step to building a strong foundation for your book promotion is to start “building your author platform” –  in other words you need to develop a reputation, connections, and online followers. 

Building a platform takes time, so it’s best to start as early as possible (ideally when you decide to write a book). Here are some essential steps to platform building:

READ MORE:  http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/book_marketing_maven/2015/01/build-a-solid-foundation-for-book-promotion.html
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It’s been said that obscurity is the biggest challenge faced by authors. To sell books, you need to get yourself and your book noticed by the people who are in your target market. But that can seem like a tall order, especially for newly published authors.

Building your own audience takes time, but there are probably a number of people and organizations who already have an established following of people who are in your target market. One of the best ways to get noticed and build your own audience is to develop relationships with those who are already reaching your market.

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http://sanfranciscobookreview.com/2015/02/build-relationships-that-grow-your-platform-and-book-sales/
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If you are an author or publisher, here is a public circle of book marketing experts you may want to follow.  

Let me know if you have suggestions of others who should be included.  

#authors   #bookmarketing   #bookmarketingtip  
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