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55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet Paperback – February 4, 2012
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He is a full-time author who has developed a successful niche writing and speaking about music marketing and self-promotion for songwriters, musicians, and bands. He served six terms as president of the St. Louis Publishers Association and is an advocate for the self-publishing movement.
Bob is the author of the highly acclaimed "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook" (which appeared in the movie "The School of Rock," starring Jack Black). He also created the "Music Marketing 101" course, which ran for five years at Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music in Boston.
CD Baby called him "The Godfather of Independent Music Marketing." According to the Salt Lake Tribune, "Bob Baker is one of the most widely recognized authorities on music marketing. A prolific writer, Baker is regarded as one of the industry's leaders in helping musicians leverage online web and marketing strategies to boost their careers."
He has appeared in the media on NPR's "Morning Edition" and in such publications as Electronic Musician, Music Connection, The Guardian, Canadian Musician, VIBE magazine, E! Online, and even The Onion!
Bob's other titles include "55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet," "Guerrilla Music Marketing Online," "Unleash the Artist Within," and more.
Check out Bob's free ezine, blog, podcast, video clips and articles at www.TheBuzzFactor.com, www.FullTimeAuthor.com and www.DIYcareerManifesto.com.
Top Customer Reviews
"55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet" is a really great guide, organized into logical sections, which really helped me to figure out a strategy.
Bob Baker offers good solid advice (one of the best pieces of advice being to be patient and be in this for the long-haul, not to think of it as a big splash-on-the-scene-and-then-stop type of effort). I used a lot of his suggestions and refer back to the book when I have questions.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for advice on internet marketing! I ordered the e-book so I could start reading it right away.
Thank you Bob Baker!
Children's Book Author
The author is a consummate marketer who makes his living as a full-time author of books on music and writing. He was a pioneer in Internet promotion and embraced Web 2.0 when most of us thought that was another new software program. The first thing I noticed about this book was that the cover had no illustration. Instead, the title is spelled out, with the five most important words--55, Promote, Sell, Book and Internet--set in bold, blocky, red type.
My second observation was how readable this little book is. The layout is clean and organized. There are descriptive headings and lots of bullet points and links to helpful websites. There are, as promised, 55 (more, actually) straightforward, easy-to-understand steps to letting the world know about my book. One step leads logically to the next in deceptively simple language. I was so focused on the information that I didn't realize how well written the book was until I finished it.
Bob's research is solid; his strategies are sound and based on real experience; his suggestions are practical and worth following. But what impressed me most about this book were his insights and generosity. Here are some examples:
* "Internet book promotion, when done right, is personal."
* "To successfully promote your book, you need to start a relationship with only a small sliver of the total number of people online.Read more ›
"55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet" is a nifty overview that even someone who is not a child can understand. The typical chapter is only 4 or 5 pages long, so the book does not go into mind-numbing depth. Instead, each chapter presents an intelligent summary of the technique or tactic, discusses the whys, touches on the hows, and points to resources for people who want to dig deeper into the subject. By the time you are finished with this very readable book, you'll also understand the connections among all these interdependent facets of marketing.
Bob Baker has written a very useful book. I thought I knew quite a bit about web marketing, but I learned a lot from this book. I am going to recommend it to all my authors and clients and, in fact, to anyone who wants to sell books successfully on the Internet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did find some the content useful, but there are several websites that did not work in the method the author intimated.Published on January 28, 2014 by Robert C Hall
The title of this book doesn't do it justice! It is practically a step-by-step description of how to write a book. Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Relevant content and very precise information. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with your readers. Has recommended your book to my friends who are self published authors.Published on September 4, 2012 by Notte and Nautica
There are loads of marketing books around that promise the world but deliver very little, but this book IS NOT ONE OF THEM. Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by Teddy Hayes
Having written my first novel, The Hat Trick Murders, I knew that I had to promote it on line because it was clear to me, like any business you had to let people know that you... Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by John A. MacEachern
Some books on internet marketing leave me feeling even more confused and overwhelmed, but Bob Baker's book left me feeling that the task of marketing was indeed "manageable. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Sandra McLeod Humphrey
If you are marketing your book or in the business of marketing books for others, give yourself a nice hefty jumpstart and read this book. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Mich Hancock
At the time of writing this, the book's Amazon sales ranking is over half a million. So it's hardly selling anything. Read morePublished on August 10, 2010 by Mr. K. Bridgeman
A lot of hype and not much more. Not a how to, but a "how I did it!"Published on January 17, 2010 by Thomas B. Barker