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Authors Crib Podcast
18 minutes | Jan 25, 2015
EP06 : What Is The Best Book Marketing Strategies And Tactics
One of the most difficult moments for most authors is when the question of how do I sell my books comes up. There is a lot of advice out there and many blog posts have been written about this. You can find plenty if you take to Google and search for terms like “how do I sell my books,” ”what is the best book marketing strategy,” “book marketing tactics,” and so on. But out of all of the book marketing tactics and strategies out there, which one will give you guaranteed results? In this episode, I am going to show you the best thing you can do to sell more books.
31 minutes | Jan 19, 2015
EP05 : How To Get The Best Cover Design And Use Your Cover Design To Market Your Book, Build A Side Author Business And Sell More Books With Derek Murphy
Cover design is an integral part of self-publishing and it is one major component of a book – both self-published and traditional published books. But this is also one thing that is mostly screwed up by authors especially self-published authors. It’s really a popular advice in today’s self-publishing circle that book cover is very important for any book to really succeed on Amazon or any other online book store but the problem is that of how authors can get the right book cover for their books, how to find the right design and designer to design the cover, and what a cover should look like and many other questions mostly asked by authors pertaining to book cover designs. In this episode of Authors Crib Podcast, I had a chat with Derek Murphy of The Creativ Indie and DIY Book Covers who is an author and a book cover design experts who has designed tons of book covers for bestselling authors like Joanna Penn of TheCreativePenn.com. Derek shares his writing journey and started working with authors as an editor and cover designer and tons of great cover design and book marketing tips, strategies and advice as well as his best tips on how authors can build a side business as an author to augment their writing income.
33 minutes | Dec 19, 2014
EP04 : Creating A Best Selling Book Idea and Plan, Book Marketing, Author Platform Building and Blogging For Authors With Nina Amir
Your main goal is to sell more of your books as an author, get your books out there and reach more of your target audience as well as make money from your books. But the problem most times is the “how”. Writing is easy for most authors but what about book promotion and marketing and then you hear the sound of cluelessness. What about getting a book deal and making money from selling books – that is really the dream of most authors. Welcome to Authors Crib Podcast and in this episode, I welcome Nina Amir on the show to share with us tips and ideas on how you can create a best-selling book idea and marketing plan for your book, how to sell more of your books, build your author platform and use blogging as a book marketing tool even if you are a fiction author. Nina is the author of How to Blog a Book: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer's Digest Books), a nonfiction editor, book proposal and blogging consultant, blog-to-book coach, and book and author coach with more than 33 years of experience in the publishing field. She also is the founder of Write Nonfiction in November, a blog and challenge. She writes five blogs, including Write Nonfiction NOW!, How to Blog a Book In this episode, you'll learn : - Tips for authors to get started with book publishing and book marketing - How to create a best-selling book from the idea stage to book marketing plan to publishing - Tips on how to figure out if you have a marketable book before even writing your book - How to get your author branding right - Tips on how to use your website to build your platform, find your audience and build a marketing hub that works with social media networking to get yourself and your book out there - How to use blogging as a non-fiction author to build your audience and sell more books - How to use blogging as a fiction author as a book marketing tool, how to find topics and themes to blog about and find your audience using blogging - How to transition from the mindest of just writing books to building a business around writing of books and how you can turn your book publishing career into a full time “AuthorPreneur” business. - How to make more money from your books by creating products and services around your books even as a fiction writer - Tips on how to move from indie publishing to landing a book deal, going the traditional publishing route and create a winning book proposal.
26 minutes | Dec 19, 2014
EP03 : How to Sell Your Book by the Truckload, Understanding Amazon and Using Social Media with Penny Sansevieri
It’s one thing to write a book, it’s quite another to write a book that will sell. We all want to follow our passion, write our dream and dance creatively with our muse, but wouldn’t it be fantastic if, amidst all of this creation, we also managed to produce a bestselling book? That is, after all, the dream. Welcome to another episode of Authors Crib Podcast and in this episode, I interviewed Penny Sansevieri and we discuss lot of great stuffs and tips that will help you sell more books. Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most cutting-edge book marketing campaigns. She is the author of five books, including Book to Bestseller which has been called the "road map to publishing success." To learn more about Penny’s books or her promotional services, you can visit her web site at http://www.amarketingexpert.com/. In this episode, you will learn: - Why authors should see Amazon not as a store but as a search engine - How Amazon really works and how you can use that knowledge to sell more books. - Why authors should be content creator and why Amazon algorithm favors authors writing more books. - The new definition of “book” in today’s self-publishing reality and how you can write and publish more books than before by just having a different mindset of what a book really is. - How to get your book keyword and category right to help your books get more visibility on Amazon. - How you can get your book title right before you even hit the publish button - How to use the power of FREE to build your audience and sell more books - How to use your book to build your platform, audience base and mailing list by giving your book away for free. - How to get reviews for your books, how to ask for reviews from your book buyers and readers as well as how to ask reviewers for reviews. - How to model successful authors in your niche and walk your way to selling more books - Tips on how to use social media for book marketing.
23 minutes | Dec 1, 2014
[EP2] : How To Create A Book Marketing That Sells Your Book
Publishing a book isn't the same thing as selling a book. One is a one-time activity and the other takes much more planning, strategic action and implementation. It also takes a lot of work – yes, I have to tell you that. Marketing and promoting your books should never start when you’re done writing. You should be thinking about your marketing plan and strategy long before you even write the first word of your book. One mistake you should never make is waiting until your book is out before marketing it! Yes, your book marketing effort should start even before you write a single word. And let me ask you this – do you have a book marketing plan for your book? In this week episode of Authors Crib Podcast, I talked about one Important thing that many authors will not even remember after hitting the publish button and getting their books out there and that is a Book Marketing Plan.
13 minutes | Nov 24, 2014
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