How To Twitter (Infographic)

New to Twitter and wondering how to get started? Dave Sumter is sharing this fun ‘how to twitter’ infographic to help you get going quickly. It answers beginner questions such as how to set up your Twitter account, how to start tweeting, and how to use hashtags and lists. Hope you enjoy!

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Sell Sheet Terminology For Book Marketers

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Book sell sheets are an essential and integral part of a book’s marketing and publicity plans. For this reason, it is important for you to understand what goes into a great sell sheet. So, to help you get a firm handle on the basics, here is a list of terminology that you will need to know when preparing your sell sheet for your book’s marketing plan. Continue reading

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The 5 Basic Ingredients Of Successful Book Marketing

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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 marketing efforts will be a success, and lead to more book sales, more fans, more followers, and more clients. Continue reading

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What Is Twitter? (Infographic)

Are you new to Twitter? Do you want to know what Twitter is all about? Dave Sumter is sharing this fun handy (not so little) infographic explains everything you need to know about tweeting, following, and the social network in general. Hope you enjoy!

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Sell Sheets: An Intro Guide For New Self-Publishers

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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 it should include. Continue reading

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10 Reasons Self-Publishers Should Avoid Selling To Bookstores

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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 valuable time and money trying to get their book into brick-and-mortar bookstores. Continue reading

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5 Profitable Ways To Use Your Book’s Sell Sheet

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Your sell sheet is the equivalent of your book’s resume. And because of this, it can become a very powerful and profitable marketing tool. The five places on this list are where you can most quickly get your sell sheet to the actual audience for your book. These five are also the preeminent places where you should begin, in order to start utilizing your sell sheet for maximum impact. Continue reading

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Personalize Your Foreword With Anecdotes To Make It More Powerful

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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 make an emotional connection with the reader, and sell more books. Continue reading

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Differentiation And Positioning For Authors

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In order to become a financially successful author, you must learn how to differentiate and position yourself and your book as the go-to person and book that will help the readers solve their problems. This is not a difficult or overly sophisticated thing to accomplish. But it’s something that most other authors do not bother to achieve. Here is a short discussion about differentiation and positioning, and how they relate to each other. Continue reading

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3 Questions To Help You Decide If Your Passion Can Become A Profitable Business

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Turning your passion, or passions, into a profitable business takes planning, research, commitment, an honest assessment of your life and your abilities, and a realistic assessment of what the market needs and wants – and is willing to pay for. Here is a discussion of three questions that you might be struggling with if you are trying to decide how to create a profitable business from your passion. Continue reading

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