In this issue . . .
-- Hand-written notes sell books
-- Twitter matters
-- reader success story: Twitter and blurbs
-- specialty retailers
Hand-written notes sell books
Here is a book marketing technique passed on by reader Arnold Howard:
Last week I received a one-page flyer from author Robert Humphrey
about his book Once Upon a Time in War. It contained a hand-written
note that said he had found my name from a review I left at Amazon.
I was impressed, because the envelope and notation were hand-written
by the author and included his email address. His book looked interesting,
so I bought it. It came in the mail yesterday.
Because the author took the time to send me a personal note, he not
only sold a hard cover book but started a relationship with a reader.
Sending a note to reviewers is a great way to get reviews on Amazon.
With a moment of research, you can find their addresses.
BookMarket.com's Alexa rank was 169,425 in late January. On May 3rd
BookMarket.com's Alexa rank was 89,308! That 80,000 jump was due to
my Twitter activity.
As a bonus, 10% of the visitors to BookMarket.com now come directly
from Twitter. That's about 10,000 new unique visitors each month
coming from Twitter. Are you on Twitter yet? Why not?
The 30-Day Twitter Challenge (how I got 9,500 followers in three
months and jumped my Alexa rank 80,000 points): http://blog.bookmarket.com/ 2009/03/30-day-twitter-challenge.html
How to Get Retweeted on Twitter: http://blog.bookmarket.com/
Book Marketing Tweets: http://www.bookmarket.com/BookMarketingTweets.htm
Book Marketing Twitterview: http://www.bookmarket.com/BookMarketingTwitterview.htm
126 Ways to Tweet: http://www.bookmarket.com/50WaystoTweet.htm
reader success story: Twitter and blurbs
Here's a success story from Andrew Skelly, one of the students in my
Ten Million Eyeballs online marketing course . . .
I have implemented some of the Twitter strategies we talked about
during the Q&A teleseminar and in just over a week I went from 200
followers to over 2400 and climbing. People are downloading the first
five chapters of my book and giving me rave reviews on Twitter. Also
I just got a request to do a blogtalkradio interview.
Plus in the past week I have already received some amazing book
endorsements from Joe Sugarman, Carrie Wilkerson, and Dr. Kevin
Hogan for The Amazing Millionaire Formula. You can read them on my
website at http://www.AmazingMillionaireFormula.net.
Andrew's The Amazing Millionaire Formula is an inspiring read, well worth
reading more than once. Keep it by your bedside for daily inspiration.
For more information on John Kremer's Ten Million Eyeballs online
marketing course, see http://www.TenMillionEyeballs.com
Here are a few more specialty retailers who sell books . . .
Barefoot Beads, 3060 East 20th Street #D, Farmington, New Mexico
87402; 505-564-3766. Email: email@example.com. Beading
books and supplies.
Billy the Kid Museum Gift Shop, 1601 E Sumner Avenue, Fort Sumner,
New Mexico 88119; 505-355-2380. Billy the Kid books and memorabilia.
The Cavern Bookstore, Michael Duran, Carlsbad Caverns, P O Box 1417,
727 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221-1417; 505-785-2484. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.ccbma.org.
Art, nature, and science books, posters, videos, and more.
Explora Ideas Store, 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, New
Mexico 87104; 505-224-8300. Web: http://www.explora.us. Ideas
features books, science kits, puzzles, constructive toys, kaleidoscopes,
plasma spheres, and other gift items.
The Gallery Store, Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Store, 2000
Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104; 505-242-0434.
Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.cabq.gov/museum. Art and history books and gifts.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Gift Shop, 2401 12th Street,
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104; 505-843-7270. Web:
http://www.indianpueblo.com. Native American art, jewerly, pottery,
gifts, books on tribal life, and Native American music and videos.
The Kitchen Gallery, 302 N Main Street, Lakeport, California 95453;
707-262-0422. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Gifts, gadgets, and books
for cooks and entertainers.
Kokopelli Quilting Company, 5711 Carmel Avenue NE #B, Albuquerque,
New Mexico 87113; 505-821-7400; 800-530-8995. Web: http://www.swdecoratives.com. Quilting books, fabrics, patterns, and supplies.
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— Walt Whitman, poet, Leaves of Grass
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