Marketing Ideas: Good resources on marketing your book from the good folks at CreateSpace.
Book Daily Author Resource Blog:
Our mission is to help writers! We believe so much in what we are doing that we post good stuff from other indie publishers! So here are some links to them as well as others we think you need.
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Get Reviews: Book Daily offers these ideas to get reviews, which are so essential to sales.
Book Publicity: Sandra Beckwith offers a free book publicity and promotion e-zine at www.buildbookbuzz.com and teaches the
“Book Publicity 101: How to Build Book Buzz” e-course.
It's fun to put this on your books -- but it takes a lot of hard work to get it.
Internet Resources. Here's a list of sites on the internet that you may find useful - we sure like them:
Writer Beware - probably the most important site you'll need because it has alerts for writers on agents, book doctors, vanity anthologies, copyrights, contests. (part of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America site).
World Factbook - this publication by the Central Intelligence Agency will give you everything you want to know about countries all over the world; good for ideas on fictional settings or non-fiction research.
Internet Public Library - sites for info on arts and humanities; although the site is no longer updated, it's still full of wonderful data.
Symbols - a huge collection of symbols arranged by category, country, religion, etc.
Virtual Reference Desk - the fact-checker for the internet
Library of Congress - catalogs and research materials
Roget's Thesaurus - who doesn't need this from time to time?
Cultural, historical and statistical reports - data on countries everywhere.
Bookwire - we buy our ISBNs from Bowker, and after your book is published, it will be listed on this site!!
Bartlett's Quotations - need a good quote? Here's the place to find one.
Blogging for Self-Publishers:
INFORM, INSPIRE, ENTERTAIN
So, you really want to be a writer? Here's a super article for you: http://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/03/author-success-actual-odds/
Protect your work! Please register your copyright. And don't fall for all those companies who will charge you a fortune to do it. With a little time and a few dollars, you can do it yourself.
The Book Designer:
Newsletters/Blogs we like:
Bowker for Self-Published Authors:
Radio Guests List:
Be an EXPERT: You've written a book and now you are an expert on your subject; so, register with HARO (Help A Reporter Out) to connect with Journalists:
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We like Book Baby. Check out all the good stuff they offer:
You MUST have a Website and/or a Blog!
For an in-depth guide to help you set up and maintain your own website or blog, you can't beat this information:
Books Go Social. Everything you need or want to know about social media marketing for your books. Of course we love them - they are our Marketing Partner: