Book Marketing Tip of the Week
January 14, 2008: Birthday of the Clarinet, National Thank
God It's Monday!, A Friend Makes a Difference Day, Julian New Year, Birth of the
Details on these days — and 18,500 others! — can be found in
John Kremer's Celebrate Today Special Events Data Files.
In this issue . . .
-- New address for John Kremer's Book Marketing Bestsellers blog
-- Free interview with bestselling author Tim Ferris
-- More free Internet marketing ebooks . . .
-- Finding important people
-- Blog Talk Radio interviews with John Kremer
-- Women for Hire wants to interview women authors
New address for John Kremer's Book Marketing Bestsellers blog
Here is the new address for my Book Marketing Bestsellers blog:
http://blog.bookmarket.com. The old BlogSpot address still works since
Blogger is still hosting the blog, but now the blog sits under a sub-domain of my main BookMarket.com website.
Check out my blog at least periodically. I write about things there that
I don't write about here in this newsletter. The blog, like this newsletter,
is free. So enjoy.
By the way, you might also enjoy a new website of mine: Many Happy
New Years (119 every year!): http://www.manyhappynewyears.com.
Free interview with bestselling author Tim Ferris
Right now you can get a two-month trial membership to Steve Harrison's
Million Dollar Author Club for only $1.00 plus get a free copy of Steve's
interview with Tim Ferriss, author of the New York Times bestseller
4-Hour Workweek. Tim doesn't give many interviews, but in this one he
tells you how he developed his blogging campaign and other promotions
to create a bestseller. To get both these wonderful bonuses, just click
Note: The Million Dollar Author Club features a monthly print newsletter
as well as a monthly CD interview with someone very knowledgeable
about marketing your books.
More free Internet marketing ebooks . . .
The Obvious Truth by Armand Morin: http://www.freebooksforall.com/ TheObviousTruth.pdf. This free book outlines the 16 basic and easy
steps to building an income-generating Internet-based business even if
you are not Internet savvy and even if you do not have a website. It's
got some great insights on Internet marketing. Plain and simple.
Effective Internet Presence: Now required for success in business
and life by Ted Demopoulis: http://effectiveinternetpresence.com/ articles/effective-internet-presence.pdf. It shows you how to create an
effective online presence even without a website. Some very good
Now, as is often the case with a free ebook, the person has something
more to sell. But the information in both of the above books is still very
useful even if you don't buy any future product or service from them.
In fact, as you know, I encourage authors to give away all or part of
their books as a way of building an audience for your other work as
well as for the original book. That's why I set up the two free ebook
websites: http://www.freebooksforall.com (for nonfiction books) and
http://www.allbooksfree.com (for novels, children's books, and short
stories). Please share your ebooks at those websites.
Finding important people
Reader question: Could you share with me or your readers a few of the
ways you use to find a celebrity's address?
John's answer: I answer in detail how to create relationships with
famous or important people in my Create Amazing Friends course. But
here are a few tips on finding people. Of course, you still will have to
know how to create relationships.
1. Google them. This is the simplest way. Generally you can find an
address for someone famous or important simply by Googling them.
2. Use one of the phone book services on the Internet. You can
Google "phone book services" to locate some of these. You may have
to try more than one to find the person you are looking for. That has
been my experience.
3. Ask your friends. You'd be surprised how many of your friends know
people that you would also want to know. The six degrees of
separation rule is an exaggeration. My experience is that if you are
at all active in any group, you are probably three people away from
anyone you want to reach. Ask and keep asking until the right person
hears your question and answers with an introduction.
The above question was in response to my note about Stephen King in
the last issue of this newsletter. I told people I would not reveal his
personal address. It turns out that it's easy to find. One of my readers
sent me a note saying she found it right away. I emailed her back to
ask how she found him but her email bounced. Odd. But email does that
Blog Talk Radio interviews with John Kremer
Let's Talk Blogging with Antonio Crawford — If you'd like to hear this
interview, go here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Lets-Talk-Blogging/2008/01/07/Lets-Talk-Blogging. Note: It gets off to a slow quiet start
due to technical difficulties, but within a minute or two Antonio comes
on and starts the interview. It's all about blogging -- with some really
good stuff worth listening to, especially about using blogging to promote
a book or other product.
Point of Life with Michael Levy: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pointoflife:
Click on the 1/9/2008 show to listen to the interview with me. While we
discussed some book marketing points, a lot of the show had to do with
making choices in life. I think you'll find it interesting.
Women for Hire wants to interview women authors
Starting January 28th, the Women for Hire website is launching an
author segment to run every Tuesday featuring a short three-minute
video Q&A with a nonfiction author on a topic of interest to women:
workplace, lifestyle, health, etc. The video will be showcased on their
homepage. In addition to the video, they will feature an excerpt from
the book as well as a link to Amazon so people can buy the book.
For authors in New York City, they'll shoot the videos, which is a quick
and fun process requiring no more than 30 minutes of their time. For
those outside Manhattan, they provide straight-forward instructions to
do it yourself and submit to them.
The WomenForHire.com website has 250,000 unique visitors each
month as well as 300,000 professional women who subscribe to their
newsletters. They are looking for authors who will provide valuable
inspiration, information, or advice.
Send the title, short synopsis, brief author bio, why women would buy
your book, the target audience, publication date, and confirmation that
the author is willing to do a video to Rachael Chase, Women for Hire;
212-580-6100. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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