The Top Ranking Strategy to becoming (and staying) a Successful Amazon Author

by Michelle Vandepas Amazon is virtually the largest online marketplace in the world. This is where thousands of authors and publishers sell their books, whether physical or digital, to millions of readers all over the world. This is a great place for unknown authors to get exposure and even land book deals, ...But with so many authors competing … [Read more...]

The number one skill that every human needs more than anything else By Patrick McNally PhD – @PatrickMcNally1

by Patrick McNally PhD People need a way to get themselves out of a bad mood. You know the one I mean. You wake up in the morning and stagger into the shower only for the hot water to be cold. Wonderful you think to yourself. So you jump out freezing cold and quickly attempt to get dressed, only to be interrupted by the two darlings of your life … [Read more...]

Harnessing the Power of Amazon Reviews for Authors by @ZimblerMiller

by Phyllis Zimbler Miller The opportunity to write book reviews on Amazon works both for authors whose books get reviewed and for authors who write reviews for other books. Let’s start with why you as an author want reviews on Amazon for your books: While Amazon’s algorithms for ranking books in categories and lists are secret, it is a … [Read more...]

How to Be a Successful Guest Blogger

By Alanna Parke Kvale Guest Blogging is a great way to promote your online business and in the case of authors, it becomes a Virtual Book Tour. This is the perfect way to let the world know about your book, why they need it and why they should buy it. It’s an especially good way for authors of e-books to promote their work, since we must do all … [Read more...]

Why Authors Should Use Audio Promotions in their Book Marketing Efforts

By Shelley Hitz Many authors are using video book trailers as part of their book marketing strategy, but have you heard of audio book trailers?  An audio book trailer is simply an introduction to your book in audio format.  You may consider doing it yourself, however, most people hire someone to record the audio for them.  These are also … [Read more...]

3 Ps To Marketing Your Book – Predetermine, Prepare and Promote by Cherry-Ann Carew

By Cherry-Ann Carew As authors, it’s our responsibility to build a platform and cultivate a following whether publishing via traditional means, or self-publishing. To do that, you need to set an action plan in place in preparation to get your book out into the world, because your book’s success is ultimately up to you. In addition, you need to … [Read more...]

Create Your Author Platform in 10 Steps by @TonyEldridge

By Tony Eldridge Whether you are a seasoned author or just dipping the tip of your toe in the waters of writing your book, it won't be long before you hear that you will need to have an "author platform" if you wish to sell your book with any success. And if you are looking to land a contract with a traditional publisher, having an author … [Read more...]

Create A Unique Sound For Your Brand by @TonyEldridge

By Tony Eldridge So, you've read a lot about creating an author platform, complete with your unique brand. You have chosen your website look, pics, and colors carefully and you have been consistent in using them across platforms. You have chosen your user names well as you created your presence on social networking sites. Well done. You … [Read more...]

How to Market Your Business with Information by Stephanie Chandler @bizauthor

By Stephanie Chandler Information is a powerful and under-utilized marketing tool that can set your business apart from the competition and dramatically increase revenues. By educating your prospects and customers, you can build credibility in your field, establish yourself as an expert, and demonstrate your company’s solutions without a … [Read more...]

Free Reports Are a Great Marketing Tool for Authors by @KathleenGage

By Kathleen Gage (Kathleen interviews bestselling author Marnie Pehrson on "Insider Secrets to Gaining Global Visibility, Greater Market Reach and High Revenue Stream" - for details visit: Looking for a great way generate interest in you and your books while developing a revenue stream. Try your hand at … [Read more...]

Authors – Have You Tried This Little Known Online Marketing Book Strategy? @ShelleyHitz

By Shelley Hitz If you already have self published books, chances are you’re looking for effective online marketing book strategies to help sell your book. You’ve spent hours brainstorming, writing, editing and publishing your book. Now what? Now it’s time to let people know that your book exists. Even if you have a great book, it doesn’t matter … [Read more...]

Bestselling books don’t just happen…. Marnie Perhson tells all

By Kathleen Gage According to a 2002 article in the New York Times by author of over a dozen books, Joseph Epstein, 81% of the adult population dreams of writing a book. “Beyond the obvious motivation for wanting to write a book — hoping to win fame or fortune — my guess is that many people who feel they have a book ”in them” doubtless … [Read more...]