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Examples of Great Customer Testimonial Statements

Synopsis Testimonials are a very effective way to get more clients and customers, and sell more books. As a business person, self-publisher, and author, you must understand what characteristics make up a great testimonial. So here I give you a … Continue reading

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11 Free Testimonial Sources For Non-Fiction Authors

Synopsis Testimonials from a wide variety of people is a great way to bring credibility, exposure (eyeballs), and higher sales for your book. Here are eleven sources to find free testimonials that you can use to help promote your book … 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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8 Tips To Using Testimonials And Endorsements to Promote Your Book

Synopsis Testimonials and endorsements must be an integral part of your self-published-book marketing program. They should be shown and used everywhere and anywhere you have an opportunity to show them. These eight tips will give you a very powerful way … Continue reading

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9 Powerful No-Cost Ways To Help Boost Book Sales

Synopsis Here is a quick discussion of some very powerful no-cost “passive marketing” ideas that will help you achieve never-ending books sales. Related Posts3 Easy Steps To Adding a “Share Box” To Your Infographic The Big Book Of Business Quotations, … Continue reading

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37 Tips For Writing A Book’s Foreword

Click here to download a free PDF of the 37 tips plus the infographic. Synopsis Here is a list of 37 tips to help the person that is going to be writing the foreword for a book. This list is … Continue reading

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The 10 Commandments To Becoming A Financially Successful Self-Publisher

Click here to download a free PDF of these commandments. Synopsis Creating your first book might seem like a daunting task at first glance. But by devoting some time and effort to it, you should be able to fearlessly create … Continue reading

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Endorsement Vs. Testimonial: A Guide For Self-Publishers

Synopsis It is essential for a self-publisher to understand the differences between an endorsement and a testimonial – sometimes lumped together as “blurbs”. Each plays a vital role in the financial success of your book. Therefore, I have laid out … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Getting A “Big Name” To Write Your Book’s Foreword

Synopsis Asking someone to write your foreword is generally a simple process. The difficult part is finding the best person for the job, and then convincing them to write it for you. Here are the basic steps to finding the … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Getting A “Big Name” To Write Your Book’s Foreword

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction It is very easy to get someone to write your book’s foreword. The difficult part is finding the … Continue reading

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11 Sources For Free Testimonials For Non-Fiction Books

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction A great way to bring credibility to your book is with testimonials. Nothing helps to give your book … Continue reading

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Passive Marketing: 9 Powerful No-Cost Ways To Help Boost Book Sales

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction There are two main ways of marketing your books: “passive marketing” and “active marketing”. Basically, all marketing efforts … Continue reading

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7 Things Readers Notice When Picking Up A Book

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction If you have any hope of having your book achieve financial and critical success, you must understand how … Continue reading

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Examples of Great Customer Testimonial Statements

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Great Customer Testimonials Must Contain The Following: 1. It should explain to your buying audience about how they will … Continue reading

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7 Types Of Testimonials: A Guide For Self-Publishers

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. 1. Faked Testimonial I strongly advise against doing this. Readers are very sophisticated, and very tuned-in to what is … Continue reading

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Endorsement Vs. Testimonial: A Guide For Self-Publishers

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction It is essential for a self-publisher to understand the differences between an endorsement and a testimonial. Each plays … Continue reading

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37 Tips For Writing A Book’s Foreword

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. 1. Read the book. Understand the message. 2. Reading the Table of Contents and one chapter alone is not … Continue reading

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The 10 Commandments To Becoming A Financially Successful Self-Publisher

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. 1. Publish Ebook First: Start with an ebook (pdf and epub) first. This is the easiest and fastest way … Continue reading

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Using Testimonials And Endorsements to Promote Your Book: A Guide For Self-Publishers

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Testimonials and endorsements must be an integral part of your self-published-book promotion program. These testimonials and endorsements should be … Continue reading

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