20 Book Marketing Tips For Effective Authors: How many of these have you checked off? – by Susan Stitt…

More Marketing Tips for Authors

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on Front Edge Publishing:


The last keystrokes have been hit and your new book is finished! Your book is out of your hands and into the hands of a capable copy editor. Is it time to hit the beach? Time for a writing sabbatical?

Heck NO!

Now the really hard work gets started! Now it’s time to market your book. I’ve compiled a checklist of 20 tips for you, you the effective author who understands that sharing your hard work with the world requires marketing. Work through the list point by point and then go back to the beginning and start again.

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125 Book Promotion Ideas to Sell More Books and Build Your Brand – by Penny Sansevieri…

Book Promotion Ideas x 125

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on AME:

Coming up with, and executing, book promotion ideas on a consistent schedule to ensure you’re always reaching new potential buyers can be exhausting. There’s a reason I put together such a great team!

But if your goal is to sell more books, marketing is absolutely crucial. So, I’ve saved you the hassle and collected 125 different book promotion ideas that are either free, or very easy to work into a small marketing budget.

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…as a self-publishing author, you have to work your asterisk off in the social networks…

Promotion via social media…move your asterisk…as Seumas Gallacher says..

Seumas Gallacher

…just over ten years ago, this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler finished writing The Violin Man’s Legacy, my first Jack Calder crime thriller… frankly, I wrote it just to see if I could actually produce a book all on my own… then the scribbling addiction took over… now, a decade later, there are five Jack Calder titles on Auntie Amazon Kindle, with a sixth as Work-In-Progress… 100,000+ downloads of the eBooks makes all of my books bestsellers by the industry’s definition… along the way, there has also been a series of collections of my blog posts, a book of poetry, half a dozen ghostwriting assignments for autobiographies, two corporate commemorative anniversary books and nearly 1,800 blog posts… one of the most frequent questions I get asked from wannabe and existing fellow-authors is ‘How do you get your books out there?’… it’s a sum’times gruelling, but necessary part of…

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Self-Publishing Basics

An excellent blog post about self-publishing basics…

Nicholas C. Rossis

Linda Cartwright | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookThis is a guest post by Linda Cartwright. Linda is an educator and a writer on the verge of coming out as an independent author after years of freelancing and ghost-writing. Her darkest secret is that writing is only her second favorite thing to do… after reading. You can follow Linda on Twitter.

In preparation for her own book launch, Linda has been studying self-publishing basics. She’s sharing here what she’s discovered so far, from choosing the right publishing platform to creating a killer book cover.

Self-Publishing Basics

Writing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

We shall come from a presumption that your book is great. You thought of a good story, you were tenacious enough to write it, this baby is ready to see the world. We are not talking about writing a book worth reading, we are talking about how to self-publish it in a way that people will want to read it.

Also, since…

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How to Develop Your Brand as a Book Author

Developing your BRAND as an AUTHOR…this post may well help you on your way 🙂

Nicholas C. Rossis

Stewart Dunlop | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookThis is a guest post by Stewart Dunlop. Stewart is a full-time content marketer at Foundr and part-time reader, gamer & footballer. You can follow or tweet him @stewydunlop.

How to Develop Your Brand as a Book Author

Build an author brand | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookImage by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay

From a literary point of view, we live in blessed times! Thanks to the development of modern communication devices and platforms, almost anyone can put their thoughts on paper (or the word editor of their choice) and release them to the world.

We now have access to printed books, e-books, audiobooks, and more. This allows the information to flow unhindered and creates a wonderful environment for those who love to read and learn.

But this level of progress has also led to a change in your role as the author. Back in the day, your job would’ve been over once you applied the last of the…

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Top 10 Writing Tips by Bestselling Author Sue Moorcroft @SueMoorcroft #Top10WritingTips

Ten writing tips from Sue Moorcroft – bestselling author.

I Write. I Read. I Review

Welcome to week 5 of our Top 10 Writing Tips by… feature. Learning from mentors helps us to improve and evolve in our chosen field, and I still recall the top tips given to me at the start of my writing journey. In honour of that, and to help the next generation of writers’ young and old, I started a feature whereby established authors impart their words of wisdom and share their top ten writing tips.

Next up for the challenge is bestselling author, Sue Moorcroft.

Sue Moorcroft, A Summer to Remember, Avon Books

Top 10 Writing Tips by Sue Moorcroft

Sue is a bestselling author who lives in Northamptonshire in the middle of England. As part of a British Army family she was born in Germany and lived in Cyprus and Malta as a child. Sue loves to travel, especially to Malta, which she thinks of as a second home. Her big passions are watching Formula 1…

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Normal Service Resumed…

Yes. It’s lovely to have you back with us Rainne ❤

Rainne's Ramblings


Well, I’ve moved and I think I’ve sorted out changes of address etc. for my utilities. It’s going to take a bit longer to organize things in my new home. I was quite ruthless when it came to disposing of unwanted, or that should probably be termed unneeded, however I’m still left with a good amount of belongings that I just had to bring with me. Now I need to figure out where it’s all going to live!

Luckily there are some good sized store cupboards here and for now almost everything is out of sight and I intend to go through these a bit at a time until all is shipshape.

It took me three days to go from this…

to this:

The carpet isn’t really me, but it was already down and it’s clean so it’s staying for now.


Hopefully, between spending time with my…

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