The 2020 edition of The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide, now covering ebook presales! Offers 66 book marketing ideas and dozens of insights that will help authors, publishers and book marketers make their books more discoverable and more desirable to readers. Learn how how to put more of your marketing on "autopilot" so you can spend more time writing and less time marketing. Includes new "Deep Dive" bonus sections covering social media strategy for authors, how to work with beta readers, and how to earn free press coverage.
This popular book marketing guide offers easy-to-implement advice on how to market books at no cost. The book is useful to all authors and publishers, even those who don't yet publish with Smashwords.
About the Author
I'm Mark, founder of Smashwords. Our mission is simple: we want to create the world's single best ebook publishing and distribution platform for our indie authors, publishers, literary agents and retailers. I'm co-author with my wife of Boob Tube, a novel that explores the wild and wacky world of Hollywood celebrity. I also wrote the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free), the Smashwords Style Guide (how to format, produce and publish an ebook) and The 10-Minute PR Checklist (helps entrepreneurs and business managers think more strategically about public relations. It's not written for authors, though some authors find it valuable.). When I'm not writing or working on Smashwords, I enjoy gardening, traveling and hiking tall mountains, the tallest of which has been Mt. Kilimanjaro. Write me at first initial second initial at you know where dot com (though please direct all support inquires to the "comments/questions" link you'll find on any Smashwords page).
Table of Contents
About the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
Why I wrote this book
What is book marketing?
Chapter 1. The Free Book Marketing Tools at Smashwords
Chapter 2. 65 MARKETING TIPS
Chapter 3 - DEEP DIVES
Social media strategies for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
How to work with beta readers
How to earn free press coverage
Also by Mark Coker
About the author
Connect with Mark Coker
Connect with fellow Smashwords authors
Connect with Smashwords
Dedication and acknowledgements