This Week in the Blogs, April 9 – 15, 2016

by | Apr 17, 2016

It’s turning from winter to spring here in northern California, with a day in the 50s followed by a day in the 70s. Here on the blog, we’ve got lots of great ideas for marketing and promoting your books again this week. Don’t miss out, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. We love to get your feedback and suggestions.

David Gaughran on Let’s Get Digital
KU Scammers Attack Amazon’s Free Ebook Charts
“A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with Phoenix Sullivan about the problem and she told me about something else she was witnessing—scammers taking over the free charts in the Kindle Store.”

Mark Lund on Funds for Writers
From Bookstore to Theater, Turning Your Book into a Movie
“After years of research, writing and submitting, your book is published. Your dream is a reality. But through the process you had another dream – to see your written words come to life as a movie. There are two routes to making this possible.”

Lise Cartwright on Authorbasics
Get More Eyeballs on Your Writing by Repurposing Content
“If you’re looking for different ways to gain exposure on your writing or upcoming book, consider repurposing some of the content you already have, including your book, to turn it into other ways to get the word out about your book.”

Aimee Coveney on Alliance of Independent Authors
Book Marketing: How to Use MailChimp and Bookfunnel to Grow Your Author Mailing List
“While you may not have the intention of sending newsletters on a weekly or even monthly basis, when you have a new book available, what easier way is there to share the news with your existing audience? It’s therefore well worth going to the trouble of attracting new subscribers to your mailing list.”

Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
Top 10 Items On My 2016 Marketing Plan
“I recently posted my disappointing 2015 author earnings, and declared that I would pursue an enhanced marketing plan (meaning not solely dependent on BookBub and KDP Select) over the rest of 2016. And that I’d share what I decided to do.”

 
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