“If you want to sell 595,000,000 books like we have,
read and use this book.” — Mark Victor Hanson and Jack Canfield,
New York Times bestselling authors, Chicken Soup for the Soul
1001 Ways to Market Your Books describes more than 1000 ideas, tips, and suggestions
for marketing books – all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other authors and publishers have marketed their books.
Learn how to:
- Edit and design your books for promotional clout
- Open new markets
- Get national publicity for your books
- Advertise your books effectively
- Sell your books direct to your customers
- Get nationwide distribution for your books
- Work with bookstores to sell more books
- Sell books to specialty retail stores
- Sell books to schools and libraries
- Sell subsidiary and foreign rights
- Sell books via the Internet
- Sell to premium and catalog buyers
- Spin off products from your books
1001 Ways to Market Your Books also includes 200 specific marketing tips
just for authors as well as a separate chapter on how authors can capitalize on the increased recognition a book gives their work.
“I've more than double my sales since I started reading
1001 Ways. Thank you!” — Lindy McClean, author, Senior Smart Puzzles
“John Kremer is the ultimate researcher, detective, and
packrat. With his ear to the ground, his eyes in the media and his nose in the
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“Kremer writes from detailed research and heard-earned
experience. He covers advertising, promotion, distributors, bookstores, book
design, libraries, spin-offs, and more. In fact, there is little he does not
cover and cover well.” — Dan Poynter, author and publisher, The
1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition describes more than 1,000
ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books — all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other
publishers and authors have marketed their books.
“Without glitzy idealism or funky hopelessness, Kremer does a sound job of talking about marketing, telling
stories from his own and others' experiences. He knows his subject, imparting important information in a
fast-paced, very open way. Extremely good stuff here.” — The Book Reader
May, 2008. ISBN: 0-912411-49-X. 704-page PDF. $9.99.
“Just wanted to let you know that your 1001 Ways to Market
Your Books inspired me over 15 years ago to never give up and to use EVERY
avenue to get the word out about my books.
“My first (non-electronics) book was going to be called
Extraordinary Uses for Everyday Things. Although I wrote a good query and a
book proposal, interested an agent and then a publisher, the book was cancelled,
along with a dozen other titles, just as it was to go to print.
“I left the project alone for awhile, repackaged it (removed
some complex projects and shortened the name, etc.), interested another agent, a
new Publisher - Andrews McMeel - and Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things was
finally published in 2003.
“Again, using your techniques, I proposed and sold sequels,
spin-offs, foreign editions, compendiums and more. I also mailed sales letters
and flyers to specialty retailers, like Science Museum stores, and the first
title is still selling strong.
“The first book has sold over 120,000 copies and all of the
titles have just passed the quarter-million sales mark.
“I just wanted to thank you again for your tips, inspiration
and great guidebooks (which I recommend to writers all the time!).” — Cy Tymony,
“You probably get a heap of these emails but we would just
like to sincerely thank you for the information you produce in your newsletter
“The publishing world (and authors) are constantly bombarded
with varying opinions and suggestions for marketing, certainly enough to make us
worry that we are not doing enough.
“So we decided 2 years ago to use bookmarket.com as our main
guiding light (and your book 1001 Ways to Market Your Books). What a
profound and sensible decision it was.
“It has allowed us to continue to build our brand image and
increase sales...so much so that we have now brought all our spiritual books for
children to the US, UK, and Europe (from Australia).” — Julie-Ann Harper and
Nicole Lucey, co-directors, Pick-A-WooWoo Publishers, Nannup, Australia
“Kremer is the go-to guy for marketing books. John Kremer's
book on marketing books is the bible of the industry. Not only are Kremer's tips
and resources excellent for promoting books, but you can use many of the
techniques and strategies for promoting a variety of other goods and services.
Highly recommended!” — Joel Comm, author, The AdSense Code: What Google Never
Told You About Making Money with AdSense
“About one month before my book hit the bookstores and Amazon,
I read John Kremer's book. I was so mad at myself for not reading it earlier.
While reading John's book, I put a star next to all the ideas that I thought
would work for me. By the time I finished the book, I had a book marketing plan.
The biggest problem with the plan is that I was late on steps that I should have
started months before publication date that are clearly outlined in John's book.
Now I have an orderly plan with ideas and contacts that I would have never
considered before reading John's book. His new edition also does a great job
covering internet marketing which today is extremely important. John has so many
excellent ideas and so many contacts to implement the ideas that it is
inconceivable that every author would not derive enormous benefits from buying
and reading this book. His table of contents and index are so detailed, you can
easily find whatever you are looking for. I have also found that lots of clients
entertain dreams about writing a book. I tell people thinking about writing a
book to think about the marketing of the book before they even write it. I
actually bought a case of John's books and have been passing them out to people
that mention they are thinking about writing a book.
People LOVE getting this book as a gift. It is the best business gift for less
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