How to Run a Book Promotion Contest on Facebook

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As a writer, the idea of a book promotion contest might leave you feeling uneasy. After all, your books are not generic consumer goods that have been mass-produced at a nameless factory. Your books are your babies. You have worked long and hard to bring them to maturity. So, everyone else should naturally adore them just as you do, right? Wrong. Writing and publishing a book is only the beginning of a long and arduous journey. To get people excited about buying and reading your books, you have to actively promote them. Unlike in the past, when most of your book’s promotion had to be done through the publishers, the internet has made it possible for almost all authors to …

Creating Reader Magnets

How do you entice readers to give you their email? Through one or more reader magnets. That’s a good start, but how do you keep them coming back to see what’s new on your website? The answer is that you need to create a reader magnet initially, then develop a system that keeps readers engaged. This can be fairly straightforward for non-fiction writers, but fiction writers may scratch their heads and come up blank. Fiction author Lorena Angell does an excellent job of keeping her readers engaged and begging her for more. To explain how she does this, let me share a bit more about her books. Lorena writes a young-adult fantasy series called “The Unaltered”, and in each book …

Essential Elements for Writing Success

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In this video I cover the 5 Essential Elements for Writing Success 1. Don’t treat writing like a hobby Set up a time to write and write consistently at that time, no excuses Here are some links to tools that help keep you from being distracted: https://freedom.to/ or for mac users there’s a free version at http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/ Another good one is https://www.focusboosterapp.com/ Put your writing schedule on your calendar to make sure you carve out that time. Perhaps you set aside an hour a day, or maybe you reserve all your Saturdays like best-selling author Phillip Margolin did while working full-time as an attorney. Set your time up and then respect that time as much as you would any other …

28 Steps to Writing Success

28 Step Success Plan

Twenty-Eight Step Success Plan For Platform Building, Book Sales And A Winning Book Launch The best time to start would be when you’re first thinking about becoming an author! That’s unlikely to happen, nor will you necessarily begin these steps when you first start writing your novel or your non-fiction work. Don’t despair if you’re coming to this list late in the game. Just pick up where you can and go from that point forward. Everything you do makes a difference! (When dates are shown, these are indications of ideal time allowances before book releases.) 1. consider adding in elements to your book that will assist you with targeting specific demographics 2. have your book professionally edited 3. make sure …

Tips For Getting On TV

David Perozzi, producer of Anderson Cooper’s new daytime show, offered a few tips on getting your national TV pitches noticed (in an interview with Arielle Ford, developer of the Everything You Should Know program). Check out David Perozzi’s tips here: 1. Help out. When pitching a TV show, add value. It’s not your job to sell your book or be a star when pitching. At the beginning, prepare to help the producers in every way you can. 2. Research the show. Know the audience, the people who watch the show. Each show has a different audience. Each day part in TV land is different. “If you’re pitching a morning show, for instance, your story should appeal to stay-at-home moms and seniors, …