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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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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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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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10 Amazing Low-Cost Ways To Market Your Book

Synopsis Here is a beginner’s list of effective, popular, proven-to-work, and low-cost ways to market your book. The steps to marketing your book, and deciding which avenues are good for you to utilize for this, might take you a few … Continue reading

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Direct Mail Marketing For The Self-Publisher

Synopsis Many self-publishers have probably forgotten the power of this marketing strategy – or don’t believe that this method can work for a tech-savvy self-publisher. But, for the authors of non-fiction, especially those that own a business, a book’s marketing … Continue reading

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Jump-Start Your Self-Publishing Business In 10 Steps

10 Steps To Self-Publishing Your First Book Synopsis These ten steps will help you painlessly jump-start your new self-publishing business. Although most of these steps are not difficult to accomplish, I believe that they will help you quickly lay the … Continue reading

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The 5 Essential Parts Of A Powerful Book Introduction

Synopsis Buyers of your book don’t care why you wrote your book. They just want to know how your book can help them improve their life. Your book’s Introduction gives you an opportunity to convince the buyers that your book … Continue reading

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Top 10 Book Cover Design Tips For Self-Publishers

Synopsis You must first realize that a book’s cover is the equivalent of a product’s packaging. What is on that cover, or packaging, is advertising, or promotional copy. You must figure out what needs to be on that cover in … Continue reading

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10 Signs That You Are NOT Ready To Self-Publish

Synopsis Are you really ready – not just your manuscript, but you – to self-publish? Here is a list of the ten most important things you must consider before getting into self-publishing. Related Posts8 Tips For Safe-Guarding Small-Business Computer Data … Continue reading

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Personalize Your Foreword With Anecdotes To Make It More Powerful

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Anecdotes are an amazing literary device for writers, as well as marketers. They are a deceptively powerful writing … Continue reading

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2 Essential Ingredients That Make A Book Foreword Great

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction A foreword is an essential marketing tool for your non-fiction book. If it is written properly, and with … Continue reading

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Direct Mail Marketing For The Self-Publisher

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction When it comes to marketing your self-published book, there are a number of options open to you. One … Continue reading

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Citation Styles: 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. Why Is Citing Our Sources So Important? Citing your sources is a well-respected form of professional courtesy, and also … 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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7 Amazon Tools To Help Market Your Book Like A Professional

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. As an author and self-publisher it is absolutely essential that you have a presence on Amazon. And luckily for … Continue reading

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Top 10 Book Cover Design Tips 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 You must first realize that a book’s cover is the equivalent of a product’s packaging. What is on … Continue reading

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10 Basic Steps To Setting-Up Your Blog

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction It is absolutely essential that you get your blog up and running as quickly as possible. As soon … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Self-Publishers Should Avoid Selling To Bookstores

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Trying to get bookstores to accept your book and give it shelf space is very time-consuming and difficult … Continue reading

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10 Amazing Low-Cost Ways To Market Your Book

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Here is a list of effective, popular, proven-to-work, and low-cost ways to market your book. I personally use every … Continue reading

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