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Indie Author Book Marketing Success: Proven 5-Star Marketing Techniques from Successful Authors and Book Marketing Experts

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If you have ever stepped into the online world, you have no doubt seen that there are hundreds if not thousands of websites and books on any given subject - and that is no less true for the subject of book marketing. The diversity of book marketing experts is as assorted as the books that they write and market, yet each author holds a new insight or twist that you might no ...more
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published January 31st 2013 by Body and Soul Publishing
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Krishna De
Aug 30, 2013 Krishna De rated it really liked it
Most authors are so delighted to see their name in print (or digital print) that they breath a sigh of relief when their book has been published.

A common question I am asked by authors is "How do I increase sales of my book?". Ideally you will start to implement a marketing and publicity plan for your book before it is written, but even if your book has been published for some time, it is important to market your book.

This new book is an ideal primer if you are an independent (self published) au
Donna Smallin Kuper
Feb 10, 2013 Donna Smallin Kuper rated it it was amazing

As a fairly new indie author, I try to read all I can about the business of promoting my self-published books. What I love about this book is that multiple contributors weigh in on their areas of expertise. And they are all movers and shakers in the indie book world. These are people you will want to follow on Twitter and Facebook. Speaking of Twitter, I particularly liked the chapter on how to use Twitter for book promotion and was able to use several tips from that chapter immediately. This is
Teena Stewart
Feb 08, 2013 Teena Stewart rated it really liked it
This book, compiled by Shelly Hitz and Heather Hart, of gathers together an assortment of independent book authors and marketers who have expertise in the area of book promotion for the independently published author.

The book contains 14 chapters, each written by a different individual. I have read numerous articles and materials on book marketing but still learned some valuable information from these guest writers. Most impressive was the fact that there wa
Ada Brownell
Mar 02, 2013 Ada Brownell rated it it was amazing
Indie Author Book Marketing Success:
Proven 5 Star Marketing Techniques From Successful Authors & Book Marketing Experts

EVERY independent writer who wants to sell books needs Indie Author Book Marketing Success. Scan down the list of authors and you’ll see names of writers who have sold thousands of books.
I am familiar with the wonderful marketing advice of Heather Hart, Shelley Hitz, Staci Stallings and Karen Baney. I think all have been my blog guests promoting their five-star rated
David Bergsland
Feb 06, 2013 David Bergsland rated it really liked it
Do not get this book for in-depth help with marketing. What it does is introduce you to a dozen people in the industry who have made it a focus of their career to help indie self publishers publish and/or market their books.

The book gives a good overview of all the general techniques of which I am aware in book marketing. The people I already knew before reading this book wrote very solid introductory materials. The bios at the end of each article give you the contact information you need to pu
Suzanne Williams
Feb 04, 2013 Suzanne Williams rated it really liked it
Good advice from some industry professionals, but I am a bit concerned about its being intimidating to the beginning author. I know many authors do not have the cash to invest in purchasing advertisements, special Amazon vender membership, or even their own ISBNs. That said, there are trinkets of information very helpful to the reader. The Tweet information in particular I found of interest. Creating a mailing list, as suggested, is a bigger deal than is indicated in this book and often subject ...more
Lisa Logan
May 06, 2013 Lisa Logan rated it really liked it
This book is a great starting point for new ebook authors looking for tips on how to market their books. This book was very helpful with tips about creating a marketing plan and pointing the reader to sites and resources.
Lilly Maytree
May 06, 2013 Lilly Maytree rated it it was amazing
Imagine my shock to discover (after the big day finally arrived when my first book was published), that most of my marketing opportunities were already over. Over? I hadn't even seen them pass by! From that time forward, I was swamped with a deluge of missed opportunities, sold-out tickets, and vital activities I didn't even know the meaning of. Not to mention being technically challenged. Like having a beautiful website (you have to get one of those), except that none of the social network butt ...more
Lisa Blair
Sep 18, 2013 Lisa Blair rated it it was amazing
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Indie Author Book Marketing Success: This little eBook is packed with helpful information! When I first started reading it, I thought, “Well, this information isn’t new, so I will probably give it three stars.” Some of this information I had gleaned from KDP’s monthly author reports, some of the information came from other marketing books or magazines. However, as I read, I realized the books strength was in placing all the different marketing techniques in one concise location, thus saving an a ...more
Feb 18, 2013 Dena rated it it was amazing
Indie Author Book Marketing Success is a remarkable resource for those of us who are self-publishing and for those considering this path. Fourteen authors share the methods they use for marketing, each one filling a chapter with how-to treasures that include such topics as Frugal Marketing, SEO, Group Promotions, and Kindle Keywords.

Whether you are considering the idea of independently publishing a first book or you have been pursuing your passion in this arena for years, Indie offers creative
Feb 07, 2013 Diana rated it it was amazing
May not be for a beginning author, but having said that I know I would have read this back then. I'm the kind of person that wants to know everything when I get started--no harm in that.

I'm not an indie author but I found a piece of gold in each chapter that I can apply to marketing a traditional book.

Staci Stallings list of hashtags is worth the price of this book.

Face it even traditional authors are responsible for so much marketing this book is a huge help.
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Shelley Hitz is an award-winning and international best-selling author. However, most importantly she is a wife, daughter, sister, friend and follower of Christ. She has been ministering alongside her husband, CJ, since 1998 and her main passion is to share God's truth and the freedom in Christ she has found with others. She does this through her books, websites and speaking engagements.

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