Monday, February 7, 2011

8 Tips for Online Book Marketing - Marketing Mondays


When I first started promoting my novel MRS. LIEUTENANT online in April of 2008 I was pretty clueless what to do.  The novel had been a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition, and through this competition I had inadvertently learned what a blog was.


From that moment I was on a quest to learn as much as possible about marketing online.  After learning things the hard way, I co-founded a social media marketing company to help others benefit from my knowledge.

Here are eight tips for information that can help you be less clueless than I was:
  
1.     If you are a fiction author and want ideas on blogging, see the free report at www.fictionmarketing.com

2.      If you are on LinkedIn, join the Book Marketing group, which is now an open group. (Search under groups for “Book Marketing”)

3.      If you are on Facebook, “like” the Facebook Page Queens of Book Marketing at www.facebook.com/bookmarketing

4.      Learn about book marketing opportunities at sister sites www.freado.com and www.bookbuzzr.com

5.      Read several book marketing articles at http://budurl.com/bookmarketarticles

6.      Explore Aggie Villanueva’s book promotion site http://www.visualartsjunction.com/ and be sure to check out her reports on Amazon.  (She has uncovered some amazing information.)

7.      Tony Eldridge’s book marketing site at www.marketingtipsforauthors.com has an abundance of good information.  See especially his product on creating effective Twitter contests.

8.      Publicity Hound Joan Stewart has a terrific weekly free ezine that I read faithfully ever week.  Sign up for it at www.publicityhound.com

Just don’t feel you have to do everything – and especially not all at one time.  Find the marketing ideas that work with your style and time commitments.

But do start somewhere with at least one new marketing activity.  If you have poured your heart and soul into writing a book, you do want others to know about your book and hopefully read it. 

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the co-founder of the social media marketing company Miller Mosaic,  and she blogs at www.MillerMosaicSocialMediaMarketing.com  Her Amazon author page is at http://budurl.com/PZMAmazon

9 comments:

Alison Stevens said...

What a terrific set of links! Thanks for sharing Raquel.

Misha said...

Hi,

I clicked over here from Lee's yesterday. You have a stunning blog.

Thanks for the links. I will definitely use them when the time comes to market.

:-)

KarenG said...

Ah just when I thought I was doing pretty well too.... always more to learn! Thanks for these great tips and links.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool! Not joining any more social sites, but I will shceck out the links for more tips.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, these are wonderful. Thank you.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller said...

I appreciate all these comments on my guest post. And KarenG said it best when she said ".... always more to learn!"

Yes, there is, and that's the exciting part of using social media marketing to promote your book.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller
http://twitter.com/ZimblerMiller

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thank you to Phyllis for her wonderful insight and advice. So lucky to have her guest blog. You should check out her blog for more marketing ideas!

Margo Benson said...

Thank you for these and for your insights. Anything that'll help marketing is for me as it's a part of the proceedure that find difficult.

J.L. Campbell said...

Lots of information here. Thanks!