No one can market or promo alone...it's often far more work than you might think. This section will post articles, tips and tricks, links and anything else I can think of that will help you succeed in your marketing goals.
LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION
Booksellers are saying "No Link, No sale." What does this mean to you as an author? Find out.
Use this page to determine your basic needs as an author. It's never too soon to start taking yourself seriously.
Visit this page to get an update on what's the latest gadget, website, tools and other options authors are using these days.
PROMO PLAN IN A MONTH
Being an author myself, I had to take all the steps to create a promotional plan. Follow along in my special series posted on the Happy Endings Blog:
- A Complete Marketing Plan in A month...Can I Do It? |Blog Post
- Promo Plan in a Month: Step #1: Know My Goals |Blog Post
- Promo Plan in a Month Step #2: Know My Audience | Blog Post
- Promo Plan in a Month Step #3: Get All The Facts |Blog Post
- Promo Plan in a Month Step #4: The Plan |Blog Post
BOOK MARKETING & PROMOTION TIMELINE
Get all the details before you need them, so you can effectively make your selections and choices.
An extensive, ever-growing list of links that I find with helpful information in all realms of marketing and design. :: Check them out.
ADVERTISING & PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for the best places to spend your money? Check out our ever-growing list of online and print advertising options, with rates where available and user comments. COMING SOON
Services I personally recommend to help you with your writing and marketing needs:
An Author's Best Friend
Kim Castillo has an extensive list of services to help authors navigate their way through a promotion plan.
Eliza Knight's Critique Service
Need an extra set of qualified eyes? I personally vouch for Eliza's ability.
Book Candy Studios
Viral Marketing can get the word out about your latest book. Check out Todd and Sandy at Book Candy Studios for some excellent help.
Did you know that including an author photo on your website and promotion materials makes the visitor connect on a more personal level? It's a long time trick of marketing design to include a smiling, friendly face in the advertising.
HINT: Include your author photo, even if you don't like it. People like to see a smiling face.