Category Archives: Carnival Of The Indies

The 5 Basic Ingredients Of Successful Book Marketing

Synopsis In order to become a successful self-publisher, you will need do devote a large part of your life to marketing. This will encompass marketing yourself, as well as your book. Understanding these five ingredients will insure that your book … Continue reading

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Sell Sheets: An Intro Guide For New Self-Publishers

Synopsis A sell sheet is a one-sheet flyer that gives some detailed information about a book and its author. Here is a short discussion of what a sell sheet is and is not, how to use it, and what information … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Self-Publishers Should Avoid Selling To Bookstores

Synopsis Trying to get bookstores to accept your book and give it shelf space is very time-consuming, difficult to achieve, and can become very costly for the self-publisher. Here are ten good reasons that a new self-publisher should AVOID spending … Continue reading

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Personalize Your Foreword With Anecdotes To Make It More Powerful

Synopsis Anecdotes are an amazing literary device for writers, as well as marketers. They are a deceptively powerful writing and marketing tool. Here is a short discussion about anecdotes, and how to use them in a book’s foreword to help … Continue reading

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9 Tips On Writing A Great Description For A Non-Fiction Book

Synopsis If your book’s description does not grab the reader by the collar, and quickly convince them that you have the answers that they are looking for, you are going to lose them. This short list of tips that can … Continue reading

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2 Essential Ingredients That Make A Book Foreword Great

Synopsis A foreword is an essential marketing tool for your non-fiction book. If it’s written properly, and with some understanding and forethought about its role in your book’s success, it can have a substantial impact on your book sales. In … Continue reading

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Questions To Ask Yourself BEFORE Writing Your Book’s Introduction

Synopsis Your book’s introduction is a crucial first step for readers. It prepares them for what’s to come AND ignites their interest to read on. This makes your book’s introduction an important marketing tool for your book. Here is a … Continue reading

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7 Types Of Testimonials: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Synopsis Testimonials need to be one of the key ingredients of your book’s marketing plan. If they’re created and utilized properly, they can have a very positive impact on your sales. This list gives you a quick run-down of a … Continue reading

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3 Important Questions That Will Help You Create An Amazing Preface

How To Write A Preface That Will Make You Look Like A Pro, AND Get You More Book Sales Synopsis The preface is one of the important places for you to make an emotional connection with the reader. The more … Continue reading

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7 Things Readers Notice When Picking Up A Book

Synopsis If you have any hope of having your book achieve financial and critical success, you must understand how your readers, view your book when they first see it. Once you fully understand how your readers will perceive your book … Continue reading

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