In this issue . . .
-- Three free downloadable e-books on writing
-- Get 5,000 Twitter followers
-- National Publicity Summit coming: October 21st to 24th
-- Creating Events and Getting Sponsors
-- Use FriendFeed to Find a Ton of Customers
A ton of seminars are coming up this fall that you might want to attend.
This newsletter is going to feature more than a few. I apologize for the
overload, but these are events you might want to consider. And I would
not want you to miss them if they fit into your book marketing plans.
Three free downloadable e-books on writing
On the Survival of Rats in the Slush Pile by Michael Allen -
The Truth about Writing by Michael Allen -
How to Write a Short Story That Works by Michael Allen -
Get 5,000 more Twitter followers
Last week I said that there are two ways you can get 5,000 more
Twitter followers in the next four weeks.
1. Read my Twitter Mania Manual and do what it says. Download
it for free at http://www.bookmarket.com/50WaystoTweet.htm
2. Pay me (John Kremer) $1,000 and provide me with access to your
Twitter account, and I will add 5,000 new followers to your Twitter
profile in the next four weeks. Note: This offer is only good for authors
who have fewer than 5,000 current followers on Twitter. If you'd like
to take advantage of this offer, email JohnKremer@BookMarket.com
I am proud of all of you for taking the first choice above. I offered the
second option because I was told that many people wanted hands-on
help to follow my simply guidelines in the free Twitter Mania Manual.
Well, no one took me up on that offer. Note: It was a legitimate offer.
I would have helped any author to get legitimate, targeted, interested,
non-spamming followers -- 5,000 people who would have had a real and
legitimate interest in the author's work.
I am glad that all of you took the first option, because Twitter is all
about building real relationships. And those are always better to build
yourself rather than pay someone money to do it for you.
Why would anyone want 5,000 followers on Twitter? Simple. Your
followers pay attention to you. Not every tweet, but enough tweets
to justify you spending some time on Twitter. As noted before, my
increased activity on Twitter (and 14,000 additional followers) has led
to my BookMarket.com website going from an Alexa ranking of 169,000
to 95,000 (and as low as 80,500). A lower ranking reflects much more
traffic to a website. Traffic leads to sales and increased word-of-mouth.
If you would like my guidance and feedback while you do it yourself, I'd
be happy to help. For that service -- one month of Twitter feedback --
the fee is only $200. But you can do it well for yourself simply by reading
and following the advice in the free Twitter Mania Manual. Download for
free at http://www.bookmarket.com/50WaystoTweet.htm
If you want my feedback, email JohnKremer@BookMarket.com or call
National Publicity Summit coming: October 21st to 24th
My friend Steve Harrison is hosting another National Publicity Summit
where you can meet top journalists and producers face-to-face -- and
pitch them you and your book. The Summit is always limited to 100
attendees, so it will sell out quickly.
Besides the opportunity to meet big-time producers and editors, you
also get to hear some of the top speakers on getting major publicity.
You can find out more by clicking here:
Creating Events and Getting Sponsors
Roberta Vigilance has just released two inexpensive ebooks on How to
Plan Sponsorship Events (39-page ebook for $14.99) and How to Secure
Sponsors Successfully (22-page ebook for $18.99). If you are looking
for sponsors and wanting to organize special events, check out her
ebooks. You can download them right away by going to her website:
Roberta has created events for Tommy Hilfiger and King Bravel Records
plus secured sponsorships from Adidas, Rite Aid, Roc-A-Wear, and
Use FriendFeed to Find a Ton of Customers
This tip is provided by Michael Volkin, author of Social Networking for
Authors. For more tips, see http://www.sellatonofbooks.com.
FriendFeed.com [now owned by Facebook] is a website that in one
place aggregates your friend’s (or potential customer’s) streams from
across different social sites. In other words, from one user, you can
view real-time updates from Twitter posts, Facebook updates, and tons
of other websites. FriendFeed can be an extremely useful website for
finding your target audience and selling books, but be careful of its
addictive nature. FriendFeed can easily give you information overload
and you could get lost for hours clicking away at the vast amount of
To sell books on FriendFeed, simply create an account. Once your
account has been created, log in and click Browse/edit groups (bottom
right side of the page). Here, you can search for groups where your
target audience may be. For example, if your book is on sailboats, look
for a boating club, or sailboat enthusiast group. Join the group and start
communicating with potential customers instantly.
Link up with me on FriendFeed and I’ll show you how to sell more books.
Log in, click “browse/edit friends” in the middle of the page on the right
hand side. Then, click “find/invite friends”, and in the text box type
mvolkin. Once my picture pops up, simply click “subscribe.”
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
— Philip K. Dick, novelist
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