Internet Marketing – Nonfiction Books

How to Use Amazon Pay-Per-Click Ads to Sell More Books (Part 2)

How to Use Amazon Pay-Per-Click Ads to Sell More Books (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog series – How to Use Amazon Advertising to Sell More Books – we explored how Amazon is moving in the direction of pay-to-play advertising for authors in publishers. Now let’s move on to Part 2: How to Use Amazon Pay-Per-Click Ads Amazon’s Sponsored Product Ads, which allow you to […]

How to Use Amazon Advertising to Sell More Books(Part 1)

How to Use Amazon Advertising to Sell More Books(Part 1)

Did you know that the books you see on end caps and display tables at Barnes and Noble are sponsored by the publishers? That’s right; books featured are rarely due to the store employees choosing their favorite reads. The publishers pay a premium to get their top titles featured on the best real estate in […]

What strategies do you use to build your mailing list?

What strategies do you use to build your mailing list?

Each month, the Nonfiction Authors Association asks a burning publishing question of the industry’s best, brightest, and most innovative experts. Here’s what they have to say! NFAA: What strategies do you use to build your mailing list? MARQUINA ILIEV There are three main elements that I suggest authors use to build their mailing list. The first […]

Book Marketing Plan Essentials

Book Marketing Plan Essentials

If book marketing is overwhelming you, following are the absolute essentials to getting your book promotion efforts going. Pre-Launch (Ideally): Identify a powerful niche audience and where they spend their time. Create a professional author website with blog (WordPress). Update your blog at least 2x per week (frequency increases traffic). Set up email marketing (Constant […]

5 Online PR Strategies: How to Locate and Pitch Internet Media Sources

5 Online PR Strategies: How to Locate and Pitch Internet Media Sources

Traditional media has set, long-established rules about how to pitch newspapers, radio, magazine, and television sources. The world of online media, however, offers more flexible opportunities for pitching sources. Here are 5 strategies for pitching online sources to promote your book that will keep the phone calls and emails coming in: 1. Bloggers The good […]

Ask, Don’t Tell (And More Books You’ll Sell) by Brian Jud

Ask, Don’t Tell (And More Books You’ll Sell) by Brian Jud

Doctor asks questions to get information before making a diagnosis. Litigators ask questions of witnesses to build their cases. Journalists ask questions to generate information for their articles. Similarly, when selling to a corporate buyer, authors and publishers should ask questions to acquire information, exchange ideas, build their case, establish rapport and trust, and uncover […]

Using Nonfiction to Promote Fiction by C. Hope Clark

Using Nonfiction to Promote Fiction by C. Hope Clark

You write fiction. You are seeking readers. A zillion other authors are just like you, clamoring to find some new way to reach readers other than giving books away for free. Why not consider nonfiction as one of your tools? Every piece of reading material that crosses a reader’s path that isn’t fiction is nonfiction. […]

Misunderstood Marketing by Brian Jud

Misunderstood Marketing by Brian Jud

One of the most misused words in the publishing business is marketing. Some people think selling is marketing, but it is not. Others think publishing is marketing, but it is not. Marketing is a distinct business philosophy that, if understood and applied properly, can help your business become more profitable. There are four competing concepts […]

Marketing from the Customers’ Perspective By Brian Jud

Marketing from the Customers’ Perspective By Brian Jud

Nothing happens until something is sold. That has been the call to action for generations of salespeople. Every day independent publishers make marketing decisions that are designed to facilitate the sales process. We publish books, distribute, price and promote them to entice people to buy them so that we make a profit. However, the book-buying […]

8 Hints on How to Effectively Promote Your Book on Social Media by Brandon Stanley

8 Hints on How to Effectively Promote Your Book on Social Media by Brandon Stanley

The rise of social media changed the way writers promote themselves. We’re seeing non-fiction and fiction books being promoted on all platforms. Some of these campaigns are truly successful in terms of creating awareness. Others fail. Effective marketing is what makes the difference. You might be wondering: how do you effectively promote your book on […]