Book Marketing Roundup

From Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith:

Welcome to my roundup of book marketing tips and resources for authors and indie publishers. 

[Publetariat Editor’s Note: in addition to this periodic roundup feature, Dana provides a wealth of free book marketing tips and resources on her site, including numerous articles on the topics of Amazon Marketing Strategies, Article Marketing for Authors, Audio & Video Promotions, Blogs & Websites and Book Marketing Strategy. See Dana’s Learn How to Market Your Book and Yourself page for many more links like these.]

I’m excited about hosting Joanna Penn’s How to Promote Your Novel webinar on February 9! There isn’t much training that’s specifically geared to helping authors sell fiction, and I know we will all learn a lot from Joanna’s tremendous success in selling her own novels. 

If you’re a Nook owner or publish your ebooks in Nook format, check out the new Nook Lovers site, featuring free or inexpensive ebooks for the Nook ebook reader. See this page to learn how to get your ebook listed on this site, which was created by authors Stephanie Dray and Eliza Knight. Other places to learn about free and bargain Nook books include the free Nook book page on the B&N website and the Nook Facebook page.

If you are an iPad owner, check out Macworld’s review of the new "iBooks Author" ebook publishing platform from Apple. 

Have you set up a customized vanity URL for your Amazon Author Central Page yet? Check out this article to learn how.  

Here’s an interesting article from the Huffington Post about the factors that tend to limit the success of indie authors. And check out this article from Carolyn McCray on Digital Book World about how to increase your Kindle sales on Amazon.

That’s all the news for now. For more book marketing advice and resources, be sure to subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss any posts, and sign up for my book marketing newsletter


This is a reprint from Dana Lynn Smith‘s The Savvy Book Marketer.