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Sell More Books!: Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut Authors Rethinking Book Publicity after the Digital Revolutions Paperback – June 8, 2011
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Steve is an educator (teaches at Kennesaw State University), entrepreneur, and speaker, having taught audiences from Atlanta to Moscow. He's known for drawing practical wisdom from serious research and communicating it in accessible, unforgettable ways. His wife, Cherie, and their seven sons continually remind him what works and what doesn't. Connect with him at http://www.jstevemiller.info .
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In a clear, easy-to-understand, and friendly tone, Miller talks about everything you want to know about marketing your book, beginning with the title selection and book design. He discusses marketing before the book comes out and then marketing for the life of the book, which can be a very long time (fortunately for us author/marketers).
The best things about this book:
1. It is complete. Miller stresses that authors cannot do everything in the book, but he helps authors decide what is best for them, considering the book and the author's personality. Love the options!
2. Miller gives tons of links throughout the book. Love the links!!!
3. Miller has been through this and gives personal experiences as well as the advice of other experts. Love the inspiration of others!
Yes, there are other books on book promotion, but I find Sell Your Books to be the most complete and easy to use. Authors: This book will help you immensely!
Originally my marketing plan consisted of a little bit of this and a little bit of that, hoping something might work. I was so afraid that if I didn't try everything, the one thing I didn't do would be the difference maker. Why I took this approach, I don't know, except to acknowledge that marketing is far more overwhelming and complicated than writing a book.
Oftentimes we are bombarded with a zillion suggestions from well-meaning marketing folks, and being the newbie that I was, I tried most of them. What I found, however, is that many of those highly touted things didn't work (and don't work for most new or low-profile authors). Do you really need a publicist, for instance? What about all those press releases that cost a lot of money? And a drawing up a marketing plan? What would that consist of, anyway? Sell More Books! will help
Once I began reading Sell More Books! I realized what I needed were not new methods or ideas but a strategy to help me evaluate what I had already done. And Sell More Books! did not disappoint. I never thought about incorporating what had worked into a marketing plan that would fit my needs and budget into the future. I think it's just human nature, like a cow, to think the grass on the other side of the fence is greener. Whatever we haven't done is what we think we need to do because somebody somewhere says so--and we think they know more than we do.
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The author speaks with the voice of one who has been there through the good, the bad, and the ugly of book publishing and marketing. He tells it like it is and offers practical ideas to help those of us who are flooded with confusing and contradictory information.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Read it once and then go back to it again and again as a reference.
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As someone who wrote and published my own book last year, I'm familiar with many tips. But there are also more tips that I was not aware of before. Read morePublished 20 days ago by S
Hate to be the one downer voice among a plethora of positive reviews, but the audience for this book is almost universal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Creighton
Most marketing books are pretty much the same verse over and over with perhaps a few new ideas thrown into the mix. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K.M. Weiland, Author of Historical and Speculative Fiction
This book is jam-packed with creative marketing ideas. It covers the gammut from choosing a publisher to social media promotions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by April Pastis
A most complete, well-organized, and concise collection of methods for promoting and selling self-published books.Published 4 months ago by Alan M
Lots of great new ideas ... even after reading TONS of books on selling one's books.Published 8 months ago by Joyous_5
This book is an easy read as well as a bookshelf reference goldmine. If you honestly intend to sell your book this is the best book to peruse. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bette and Wayne
I needed to develop a long term marketing strategy for my books and this resource was extremely helpful. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Larry Fox
As a author of tax technical materials through a large, reference book publishing house, I was shocked and dumbfounded to learn of the vast difference in publishing when I started... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Reade Cody