Here are resources to help you do almost anything you would
want to do to market your books as an author or publisher. These resources are
provided by me, by other good companies and individuals, or by websites. Most of these resources pay me an affiliate payment if you sign up for
their services by clicking on the links below. I would recommend them anyway, but it is nice to get a little bonus.
Just click on the titles below to
find out more about each program I describe.
General Book Marketing / Publicity and PR
Internet Marketing / Writing & Selling Manuscripts
John Kremer's Ten Million Eyeballs Internet Marketing Events
Creating and Selling Books, eBooks
& Other Information Products
Blog to Book Project: How to Use a Blog to Create a Book in 90 Days or Less
— This self-paced self-study program was created by The Blog Squad to help you
get a book written fast and start marketing it as you write it. Provides all the
ins and outs about blogging, including key tips to publishing an effective blog.
Also includes promotion of your blog to The Blog Squad network. Cost: $297. You
can, of course, also sign up for their ProBlogger program that includes their
help in setting up a blog and making it work. That costs a lot more, but if you
need hand holding to get it done, they can help.
Dashboard — I love this point-and-click system created by Marlon
Sanders. Over six weeks, 6 days per week, 20 to 30 minutes per day, he teaches
you step-by-step how to create an information product that sells tons. Each day
you click on the next step, follow the simple instructions, and in six weeks
you'll have an information product you can be proud of. And it's only $79.95!
Covers — Allows anyone to quickly put together great-looking book
covers, report covers, CD covers, etc. Do it yourself for pennies a cover! $37.
When to Start Your
Book Cover — Discover why authors featured in The New York Times, USA
Today, and on The Today Show rely on this method to create
bestselling covers for their books. Based on nearly two decades of developing
book covers for entrepreneurs and professionals worldwide, this Cover that
Book process is helping today’s authors become known as the experts in their
fields; build profitable business brands; get the media recognition they want;
and of course sell more books, including Amazon sales rank shooting up to 22,000
for a book before it is even released. It comes with two valuable bonuses plus a
free coaching session. Cost: $79, including bonuses and coaching offer.
Creating and Selling
Teleseminars and Webinars
— This service allows you to create and host unlimited teleseminars (limited
only by your time!). As many as 300 people can listen in via the phone while
another 2,000 can listen in via the web. Anytime, day or night. Whenever you set
up a teleseminar. You can also host and record interviews with anyone using this
service. All recordings are hosted indefinitely with the service or can be
downloaded so you can sell them as mp3s or audio CDs. All this for only $47 per
month. I really don't know how they do it for that low price, but I'm not complaining.
Truth About Making Money with Teleseminars — This free report by
Kathleen Gage will show you how to make money with teleseminars.
Using Teleseminars to Create and Market
Books — This teleseminar by John Kremer shows you how to use teleseminars to create new content,
write new books, build important relationships, promote your books, and sell more books. In this seminar, I revealed a secret tip on how to begin creating relationships with top
media and book buyers, even months or years before your book comes out.
This one tip could boost your book marketing program to levels few
authors or publishers have ever enjoyed. Mp3 audio download, $47.00.
Creating and Selling Audios,
Videos, CDs, and DVDs
— This is a searchable online database featuring industry contacts for film,
television and gaming to be used for product placement and branded entertainment
opportunities. Nobody in the book world knows the power of product placement
better than Matt Damon’s childhood neighbor. A single mention of his friend’s
history book in Good Will Hunting has kept that book a consistent seller
since the movie debuted. Cost: $549.
If you want to get more traffic to your website and/or get top ten rankings in
Google searches for your keywords, this program not only shows you how to do it,
but they also make it very easy to do. These guys make it easy to use video to drive traffic.
A fantastic resource. Plus, the cost of joining includes some wonderful
resources for creating and posting videos. Very well explained and easy to use.
It got my juices flowing really fast. Cost: From $47 to $147 per month.
Watch this video right now:
If you don't see the possibilities for book promotion that I see, then I
apologize. But this system offers something that should knock your book sales
right out the window and into the stratosphere and beyond. Very soon, it might
do even more than that, if I have anything to say about it.
Creating and Marketing
Membership Site Video Tutorials — Learn how to set up a membership site
using WordPress blogs and simple plug-ins. And do it in two hours or less. All
for only $19.95!
Become a Recognized Authority, Expert, or Speaker
Article Marketer: http://www.articlemarketer.com
— $49.99 per quarter to syndicate your articles. Or a lifetime subscription for
$400. Your free submission goes to 12,988 publishers on 30 sites. Paid
distribution goes to almost 68,000 publishers on 3,886 sites.
Become an Instant Guru — In this 6-audio CD program, Bob Bly shares
proven, pragmatic methods you can use to quickly and easily become the
recognized authority in your field in as little as 90 days. You can master the
art of being a guru in about a week of listening in your car. Cost: $97.
Includes two free $29 reports: How to Write a Book and Get It Published
and How to Do Your Own Public Relations.
PR Leads Expert Resource Network
— This service provides you with the names and contact info of reporters and
editors who are looking for experts and other people to interview for stories,
news, etc. You can do a one-month trial for only $99, or a year for $995. I know
people who have gotten into major newspapers and magazines using the hot leads
this service provides. It's a lot less expensive than hiring a PR service or publicist and probably as effective.
Cruise Ships: 8 Easy Steps to a Lifetime of Free Luxury Cruises — If you
would like to travel to exotic destinations at no cost (with your spouse!) and
sell some books at the same time, you should check out this information program
by Daniel Hall. He provides the inside scoop on how to contact cruise ship
lines, which lines are interested in what topics, and how to book speaking
engagements for any trip you want to make via cruise ship. We're talking Love
Boat experiences galore :)) Cost: Just $97. Neat.
Yearbook of Experts,
Mitchell Davis, Editor, Broadcast Interview Source, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20007; 202-333-5000. Email:
http://www.expertclick.com/discount/ John_Kremer (this link gives you a
discount on your website and directory listing).
General Book Marketing /
Publicity and PR
/ Writing & Selling Manuscripts
John Kremer's Ten Million Eyeballs Internet Marketing Events