In this issue . . .
-- Books Are Fun sold to Imagine Nation Books
-- Book Marketing 101
-- Marketing your book through social media
-- Specialty retailers
-- Gumbo Writers
-- the 12 days of Christmas for writers
-- Corporate sponsors can help pay for your book promotions
Books Are Fun sold to Imagine Nation Books
You may have heard that Books Are Fun was sold to Imagine Nation
Books. The fascinating thing is that Reader's Digest sold the rights to
BAF for $17.5 million while they had originally bought BAF for about $300
million. That means my friend Earl Kaplin made a ton of money in the
exchange since as owner of Imagine Nation Books, he now owns his
With the purchase of BAF, Imagine Nation Books is now in need of even
more product. Again, you can send a sample copy to Tim McCormick,
Senior Buyer, Imagine Nation Books, P O Box 27672, Tempe AZ 85285.
Be sure to include your email address so they can respond more quickly
to you on their decision.
Book Marketing 101
What is the first rule for marketing books? It is this simple rule: repeat,
repeat, repeat. Repetitive exposure before your core audience is the
key to selling books. You have to continually be in front of your core
audience on a regular basis. That's one reason for this free newsletter.
That is also why I've been repeatedly featuring my Ten Million Eyeballs
online event in this newsletter. 1. Because then when you are ready,
you can easily sign up. 2. Because Ten Million Eyeballs is all about
getting on-going multiple exposure on the Internet to your core
audience. In this seminar, I'll be teaching you four inexpensive but
effective ways to get millions of online impressions before your core
audience. Check it out at http://www.tenmillioneyeballs.com.
Marketing your book through social media
If you've been thinking of marketing your books using social media such
as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc., check out this blog post:
It's a good post on the basics of social marketing.
Personally, I have pages on most of these social media websites and
also write several blogs, but I find them primarily a waste of time in
promoting books. Too time-consuming. That's why they're just a really
small option in what I'm teaching in my Ten Million Eyeballs course.
In that course, I focus on the quick, easy, fast, effective, cheap ways
to market your books, products, and services online.
If you're interested in pay per click advertising, you can read more of
Eric Werner's blog at http://www.atlantaclickadvisor.com.
Archivia Books, Cynthia Conigliaro, Owner, 993 Lexington Avenue,
New York NY 10021; 212-570-9565; Fax: 212-570-9561. Email:
email@example.com. Web: http://www.archiviabooks.com.
Specializing in architecture, art, design, decorative arts, and gardens.
Little Bookworms, Holly Baracchini and Heidi Allwood, Owners,
8111 Lakewood Main Street #103, Bradenton FL 34202; 941-907-3808;
Fax: 941-907-4166. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: http://www.littlebookworms.net. Children's bookseller.
GumboWriters.com is a new blog for fiction writers hosted by Jeff Rivera.
It features advice, tips, and interviews of interest to new fiction writers.
Jeff is offering a free ebook of over 30 Query Letters That Worked! to
the first 50 writers who join email@example.com. Each of
these query letters sparked the interest of at least 20 literary agents
and some had over 100 requests from agents.
The 12 days of Christmas for writers
Carol Denbow of A Book Inside blog offers some wonderful advice and
freebie links in her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers, Poets, Authors, and
Book Lovers. Check it out at: http://abookinside.blogspot.com/2008/
Corporate sponsors can help pay for your book promotions
Just in case you haven't heard of the upcoming free teleseminar on how
to get corporate sponsors for you or your book (and have them pay for
all or part of your book promotion expenses), here are the details:
Free telephone seminar on corporate sponsorships to be held this
Wednesday, November 19th at your choice of two times: either 2:00 pm
Eastern (11:00 am Pacific) or 7:00 pm Eastern (4:00 pm Pacific).
You can sign up for this free teleseminar by going here:
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