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Saturday, April 16, 2011

30 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love

I came across this great article today. It's by John Kremer, who claims to be an expert on book publishing and marketing. I've been subscribing to his tips for several months, and I think there are always good ideas in them. Some, I should do; others don't fit well; but it's always great to have a poke in the brain for another possible way to market a book.

Some ways in which people have helped me are part of his list. I would love it if more of the people who say they really enjoyed my book would actually do one of them!

The ways he suggests that would help me most are:
• Buy your friend's book
• Recommend your friend's book, including writing a review on Amazon, or blogging about it
• Help your friend get speaking engagements (I have several popular media programs)

One bloggy friend did purchase North Country Cache and wrote about it at It's a Giveaway at the Duck and Wheel. Thanks, Lin and G'ma Phyl! (Phyl's comments near the bottom of the post.)

You can read the full article at 30 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love


Enfotainer said...

30 ways to help a book author indeed is a really nice article and will help every avid writer.

Just writing good stuffs ain't enough, you got to market it, and this articles shows well how best you can help your friends market their precious inventions! (I called it invention because I believe every book is an invention in itself by the writer)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Thanks, Enfotainer- Yes, the marketing is really hard work.