Apple Books Promote: Free Marketing Tools for Authors

Apple recently announced a new free marketing feature for Apple Books authors. This tool is called Apple Books Promote, and it’s designed to make it easier to create and share customized images on authors’ social media pages to attract more attention from readers. Here’s more information about the new marketing feature in Apple’s announcement. What is Apple Books Promote? Authors can quickly and easily generate landing pages and customized marketing images using the free Apple Books Prom... [Read More...]

How to Price Your Book for a Successful Book Promotion

A common question authors ask is: How should I price my book? When it comes to pricing your book, you should look at pricing as a highly effective marketing tool. There are good reasons to adjust your price low, ($0.99 or free) and good reasons to keep your book a full price. Consider dropping your book price to$2.99, $0.99 or free in these circumstances: When you are running a book promotion When you need book reviews If you have nominated and been accepted for an Amazon-sponsored sale,... [Read More...]

7 Tips to Boost Your Book Sales During the Holidays

It’s never too early to start planning your marketing strategy for the holiday season! 1. Use seasonal keywords in search ads. If you run search ads on Amazon or have product pages for your books, insert keywords that shoppers may use when searching for seasonal items. For instance, during October, you might use terms like “children’s Halloween books” or “horror books for Halloween.” Throughout November and December, cookbooks and recipes are popular, so think about ways to incorpor... [Read More...]

How to Get a Free Book Promotion with Crave Books

As an authors you know that writing and publishing their book is only half the battle.  To get your books in front of a relevant audience, you have to spend time and money promoting and marketing your book. And like many authors you are probably looking for a truly free book promotion that can deliver results. Those are few and far between, but we have found one on Crave Books. It’s not advertised but we have the details below. Crave Books allows you to book multiple paid book promotion a... [Read More...]

Top 10 Book Marketing Blogs

Sometimes, it can be overwhelming to keep up with the changing book marketing strategies and techniques.  Many authors have had to learn book marketing and promotion one mistake or trail attempt at a time. From optimizing your Amazon keywords to building your social media accounts, it’s a lot to learn.  To help you shortcut the process and figure out exactly what you need to do and how to do it, we found the 10 best book marketing blogs that offer quality advice and expert tips for ficti... [Read More...]

How Authors Can Use Quora is a question and answer site that attracts over 300 million monthly visitors. It’s free to post questions, read answers and write answers to questions. And when you answer questions, it’s even okay to include a link your book or your blog. Despite Quora’s massive traffic and ease of use, most authors still aren’t taking advantage of all that this platform has to offer in terms of book marketing and brand building. What is Quora? Quora launched nearly a decade ago, and it has ... [Read More...]

9 Ways to Sell More Kindle Books on Amazon

As an author are you actively trying to increase your Kindle book sales? There’s no one magical formula that can catapult your book to the bestseller list. The book promotion process takes a little bit of work. But fortunately, the techniques for boosting your book sales on Amazon are not mysterious or hard to learn. These 9 relatively simple tips and tricks can help your book sales tremendously: Evaluate your book cover. Take a hard look at your book cover and compare it to the covers of b... [Read More...]

5 Free Ways to Promote Your Book

Marketing and book promotion may or may not be your strong suit, but it’s an essential part of generating sales and book reviews. Consistent promotion will get your book in front of many more potential readers. Many authors may feel that book promotion is a somewhat painful and expensive endeavor. But, it can be free and enjoyable if you take the right approaches. Forget about your budget concerns, time constraints, modesty, or other limiting factors for a moment and take in these 5 effective... [Read More...]

Why Price Your Kindle Book for Free?

As an author, you may wonder about the benefits and drawbacks of giving your book away for free. What could possibly be in it for you to just giveaway your book? This article will answer that question in depth. At any given time, there are 70,000 books available for free on Amazon, and most of them are self-published or published by small publishers. Only a fraction of them are older classics that have gone off copyright. This means that many, many authors and publishers are giving a... [Read More...]