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Speaking to Grow Your Career as a Nonfiction Author

Speaking to Grow Your Career as a Nonfiction Author

Public speaking—whether done online as a YouTube video or on Facebook Live, or in person at a conference or class—is a crucial part of your career as a nonfiction author, since it’s a natural way of sharing your knowledge and expertise and can boost book sales and business. To start, the most important aspect to […]

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Serve Your Audience

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Serve Your Audience

Don’t forget that an important component of getting email addresses is keeping them. Leverage your email list by being strategic with your content. Always remember to serve your audience:  share helpful information and resources, and give away the first two chapters of your book or an e-report to new mailing list subscribers.

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Give Away Content

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Give Away Content

Whether you’re speaking or utilizing your presence online, give away an information product, such as a free report, worksheets, checklists, or a whitepaper. Don’t forget to require registration to capture email addresses.

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Develop a Campaign

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Develop a Campaign

Just like anything else, growing an email list requires scheduling it into your work week. Develop a campaign to constantly grow your email list, such as hosting free webinars or teleseminars and requiring registration to participate. Schedule this out for the year both to build buzz and to give yourself adequate preparation time.

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Use Your Website and Social Media Platforms

Get the Most From Your Email Sign-Ups: Use Your Website and Social Media Platforms

Obtaining a potential reader’s or client’s email address is a point-of-entry for promoting your books and services and bulking up your subscriber list for your blog or newsletter. This month, we’ll focus on some of our favorite tried-and-true ways of capturing email addresses. Add Sign-Up Boxes to Your Website and Social Media Sites The first […]

Paid Book Review Options: Facebook Advertising

Paid Book Review Options: Facebook Advertising

Facebook Advertising You can take advantage of a number of advertising options via Facebook to promote your book is available for review. You can boost posts to your fans and their friends, target ads by various demographics and keywords, and even target ads to fans of a competitor’s Facebook page. Learn more about Facebook Advertising.

Paid Book Review Options: Author Buzz and Bargain Booksy

Paid Book Review Options: Author Buzz and Bargain Booksy

Author Buzz Get book announcements out to libraries, bloggers, book clubs and more via Author Buzz. Bargain Booksy If your ebook is priced for sale between $.99 to $4.99, you can purchase an email promotion to members on Bargain Booksy. See also Free Booksy.

Paid Book Review Options: Foreword Magazine and BookBub

Paid Book Review Options: Foreword Magazine and BookBub

Foreword Magazine Check out reputable reviews for indie authors via Foreword. BookBub The top service for paid email campaigns to promote books via BookBub. Also BookSends.

Paid Book Review Options: Book Review Targeter

Paid Book Review Options: Book Review Targeter

Reviewer Software Book Review Targeter is a software program that we at NFAA love! This system allows you to search for Amazon book reviewers who have reviewed books similar to yours, and then export their email addresses and websites—or send them an email right from the software. While you can research reviewers one at a […]

Homework Series: Paid Book Review Options

Homework Series: Paid Book Review Options

Last month’s homework focused on obtaining book reviews for your book from free sources. This month, we’re sharing some reputable sources for getting paid book reviews. A note on paid options: We do NOT advocate paid services that promise to churn out X number of manufactured reviews based on how much money you spend with […]