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Get Your E-Book Reviewed At Online Book Club

book reviewOnline Book Club for Readers is a site about books by book lovers.  Included in the site are a discussion forum, polls, reviews and recommendations.  This site offers another chance for authors to get their e-book(s) reviewed for free.

To get your e-book reviewed you’ll need to fill out a rather lengthy form but this should not bother you.  Getting a fair review is the trade off.  The review will be posted on the book club site but it is at the discretion of the reviewer to post it elsewhere.  You should be able to use the review to add to your editorial information on your Author Central account on Amazon.com!

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Have You Written Your Book?

book marketingDreaming of being a best selling author?  If you are writing or have written a book your new job is MARKETING!  Self published or traditionally published… it doesn’t matter.  Someone has to market your book and who better to do this than you?  BookMarketingMojo will show you the way!

Grab the FREE Book Publishing Dictionary created by Book Marketing Mojo.  It will help you with the ins and outs of publishing!

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Make Friends On Your Facebook Fan Page

FacebookYou already know you can share updates from other people’s Facebook Fan Pages on your profile or Fan Page, right?  Another way to make friends on Facebook is to post about other Fan Pages with fans who would read your books.  Make sure to link to the Fan Page and use hashtags.  You can also message the other Fan Page admin to let them know you posted about them.  Play nice on Facebook and you’ll grow your own fan base.

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Sell More Books By Setting Them Free With BookCrossing

Book Crossing

Have you heard about BookCrossing?  If you have, be sure to tell us about your experience in the comment section.  If you don’t know about BookCrossing you can learn more here.  The idea is that you register some of your books with BookCrossing, then you leave them in public places where they can be picked up and read by BookCrossing members.  The website offers a large and active social media section where people can review and discuss books.

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Hangout With Your Super Fans Using Google Hangouts

Google PlusGoogle Hangouts are a feature of Google+ and they allow you to hold a webinar with nine people or less.  You can use Google Hangouts as a reward system for super fans who introduce your book to new readers.  You may already know who these people are but if you don’t you’ll need to find out.  Hold a contest with specific goals for fans to promote your book(s) and use the hangout as the reward.  You’ll need to have written rules that enforce a “no spamming” rule to protect your reputation but if done carefully this could be a great incentive for fans to bring you new readers.  You can learn more about Google Hangouts here.

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Use Videos To Create Rapport With Readers

If you have a decent webcam on your computer you can create short videos about your book and post them on your site, on YouTube and share them on social media sites.

This should be particularly easy if you write fiction because you can create a video for each important character.  You can talk about their history, motives, feelings, etc.  The list is endless.

For non-fiction you could create a video for each chapter.  Expand on the main theme, offer additional resources, discuss reader feedback, etc.

There are many people who are visual learners and video appeals to them more than any other medium.  Learn how to optimize your videos for search and drive your website rankings higher in the search engines.

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Twitter For Fiction Characters

book marketingCommunicating with readers and potential readers is your main goal with promoting your book.  Consider creating a Twitter account for your main character(s) and using it to communicate with readers.  Some authors are having luck with this but be sure to read Twitter rules first.  If you decide to do this create a robust profile for your character but make sure that you disclose that your character is fictional.  If you already do this successfully let us know in the comment section and we’ll feature your account on our blog!

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Create A Business Card For Your Book

You see book buyers everywhere you go.  In the drugstore, library, grocery store or at the local beauty salon.  Readers are everywhere.  An innovative idea to sell to these potential readers is to create business cards featuring your book and hand them out to people you meet.  For example, if you wrote a children’s book hand out your cards to people with children.  Romance books… hand out your cards to women.  Business books… hand out your card to business people.  The options are endless.  One place where you can get affordable business cards is Vista Print.

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Get Testimonials For Your Facebook Fan Page

You already know how important reviews are for Amazon and Goodreads but have you thought about reviews for your Facebook Fan Page?  If you have an active and well developed Fan Page ask your readers to post their reviews on it.  You can add a link to your book on that post and pay a small fee to sponsor it so everyone that “Liked” your page will see the review!  This is a great idea to help you sell more books without selling.  If you decide to try this out come back here and leave us a comment on how it went!

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Book Marketing Tip: Get Reader Photos

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This is me with books!

We’re always looking for marketing ideas for our authors and we just came up with this one.  Whens someone buys your book ask them to take a picture of themselves with your book.  With their permission you can post this picture on your blog and social media sites and if your reader has a website of their own offer a link to that site with their photo!  Start a Pinterest board with these pictures.  Each month select your favorite photo and send that person a special gift.  This could be another book you wrote, a bookmark, a special report, etc.  Get creative and have fun.

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