Monday, June 13, 2011

Free book marketing tips, tools and resources

Build a database.
This is hub of your platform. Make sure you build an email database and regularly communicate with them via an email newsletter. Drive traffic to your website/blogsite from your social media sites and capture their email addresses by offering a “free” gift that is representative of your brand. This should be a free gift that is so convincing of your expertise that they will stay connected to you over time and eventually become a “raving fan.”

FREE PR resources: - pr tips - journalist connections - online marketing - press kits - online press kit - articles - internet marketing

Learn about self-publishing and how the book industry works. I have had writers come to me and tell me their "publishing nightmare" stories. They talk about how printers or subsidy publishers took advantage of them.

Yes, there are companies who will swindle you. But, if you are well-informed, it will lessen the chances of someone ripping you off. Don't rely on one source for all your information. Use Google and do some research! You must do your due diligence.

Know where to get an ISBN, how to get national distribution, where to find a cover designer, typesetter, printer, etc. Ask other self-published authors what they've done and how it has worked for them. Follow the leaders. Do what they did to achieve success.

Study what Kendra Norman Bellamy, Stephanie Perry Moore, Marilynn Griffith or Kim Brooks have done. Most authors have their "publishing testimonial" on their website or offer publishing tips to new authors. Read their advice - you can learn from mistakes or from mentors. Mentors are cheaper.

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Shelita said...

Thanks Pam, for all the wonderful free tips you give, free information, and excellent example of a social media leader, business woman, and awesome woman of God!

Pam Perry, PR Coach said...

You are a "get it" girl. YOU GET IT!. Thank you!

Local internet Marketing said...

Thanks for sharing the Awesome tips. i have implemented most of the tips you have provided for traffic.
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Thank you Pam for your guest on yesterdays show! Marshawn Evans was amazing I got recharged and revised my strategy! I was not sure how to blend my background in Spanish, International Marketing, love of Poetry and creativity into the right vehicle to monetize my brand but her words help create a map to my dreams! Thank you so much for sharing your love and network!

Ber-Henda Williams

Pam Perry, PR Coach said...

you are so welcomed!


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