3 S.R. Johannes: Marketing Your Words!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Marketing Your Words!

The "Market Your Words" marketing and book promotion ebook will be released next week.
You can add it on your Goodreads now.

It's no longer enough for writer's to write good books. They must know how to market their words. 

This marketing book is for every writer who doesn't know where to start. It is a compilation of tips, strategies, and key steps from my marketing blog for authors, Market My Words.

It also includes marketing interviews from the industries top publishing editors, literary agents, and bestselling authors such as Jay Asher, Aprilynn Pike, Aimee Friedman, and more.

MYW will be available in ebook first and then paperback - both priced way under 10$.

The ebook will be about 200 pages of tips, strategies, and interviews some from this blog and some new.

The book covers topics like:

  • Everything you need to know about marketing
  • Learn how to brand yourself and your books
  • Create a winning marketing strategy and plan
  • Make the most of your social networks and online marketing
  • Bestselling book publicity
  • Self Publishing marketing tips
  • Interviews - authors, editors, agents and other publishing professional.
  • Resources

Today I'm taking your marketing questions. 

Comment and you will be entered into drawing for a free ecopy! :)


Kath said...

A question. Do you recommend setting up an 'author' website before publishing, whether traditional or self.
I guess what I'm really concerned about is what do you put on the website before you have a book contract. Or before you have a self published book out?

Kelly Polark said...

What a great resource!

If you do book giveaways, how many is the "perfect" number without spending too much?

thecolornerd said...

If you self publish and become reasonably successful does that decrease your chances of being picked up by a big publisher?

Jemi Fraser said...

Woohoo! I'm so looking forward to having all your brilliance in one spot! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome Shelli. Congrats. Sounds like a great resource. What's the best way to use Twitter both before you're ready to promote your book and when it releases?

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Kath - I say yes - you can still have a book page and describe your books, put a bio, contact page, social media links. this will give you credibility with an agent or editor who googles you.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

kelly - depends. I give away as many ebooks as I can. But I am an indie author. Paperbacks are scarse. I think you hav eto weigh why you are giving it away. if it is to get followers or people to tweet about your news - it might be wroth it. Or if it is one copy at a signing - also worth it. But if it is 10 to bloggers - i woudl be sure the bloggers have a good base, post within a certain time, etc

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

natalie - twitter is mainly for announcements and news. You can always use a hashtag to try and trend on twitter. have twitter RT contests prior to launching where people Rt messages. on launch day - create a hashtag for your book and have twitter contests for goodies.

Stina said...

I can't wait to check out the book, Shelli. :D

Jordan McCollum said...

Congratulations on your latest book!

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