Flash Sale for Book Trailer

Flash Sale for Book Trailer

If you are looking for an affordable #booktrailer, now is the time to get a classy book trailer for only $15. Offer valid through 9/9/2020 https://buff.ly/3244Ovr #book #reading #trailer #authors #goodbook #readbook #readingbook #chronicles #amwriting #indieauthors #authors

In the effort to boost the Author Live Chat with Fans interview’s marketing plan, I thought of coming up with an idea of bringing in two author friends (preferably from the same genre) to join our interview session. This will help both authors to leverage each other’s existing network and find new fans. The live session will also be more fun and exciting as two friends coming on screen would feel more comfortable to talk to each other. Apart from that, the cost of live interview session for one author would be reduced by half as the half will be borne by the other. We are rolling this out soon and will notify our mailing list audience first to test things out.

For more great news from our end and offers that are only extended to our mailing list subscribers, you can subscribe to our mailing list. We only send out emails when there is something important, so do not worry about seeing our mails cluttering your inbox!

Success! You’re on the list. Check your inbox (or spam folder) for a surprise offer! 😉

How to find best hashtags to use in your social media posts

I am in the midst of looking for ways to analyze the best hashtags to be used along my posts, and when I mean best hashtags, I don’t mean to simply use a group of generic hashtags, but to find out if the hashtags are trending and are used by the right group of users.

For instance, instead of using #books, when you use #businessbooks, your posts will reach a niche group that is interested in what you write.

I found this post on Google that will definitely be beneficially for you especially if you are new to hashags – here is where you can read it

There are numerous apps or websites that you can use to find a group of hashtags, like best-hashtags.com, and copy them all to be used on your posts.

However, it would be best if you could use a combination of a few group of hashtags, so that the chances of your posts getting noticed are higher. For example, when you use best-hashtags.com and search for books, you will get a set of hashtags consisting of say 10 hashtags.

Now, I intend to repeat this search for posts relevant to marketing, and if I search the hashtags for marketing, I will also get say X amount of hashtags. What I intend to do is to pick only a few hashtags from each keyword, mix them and create my own set of hashtags to be used. This way, I will know that I am picking some of the most useful hashtags to be used across different keyword groups.

I also intend to monitor how well the hashtags are doing by using https://analyze.buffer.com/, which is a paid tool that lets you know how your posts are doing across multiple social media platform on one page. You can simply using the analytics tools that are available for free within each social media platform (Twitter, Facebook page, Instagram business pages all provide you with an in-depth analysis of how well your posts are doing).

Free Writing Courses during Covid-19 #stayathome Period

I came across 15 FREE writing course offers from International Writing Courses. You may want to check check it out. Do enrol and keep your time occupied with your writing task. Here’s the link below


Blogging for Author Branding

Do you blog apart from writing books?

Many successful writers started off as bloggers and they connect with amazing like-minded writers along the journey. I started blogging in 2013 and based on the topics I write on, I was able to connect with many writers who provided me useful tips on writing and blogging, and most importantly engage with the topics I write on as well.

I believe when you have a good following, your marketing efforts would be made easy when you publish a book. It is also a great way to brand yourself as an author.

If you regularly publish blogs to stay connected with your readers, share with us about your blogging journey and drop your blog link below.

Mine is thoughtsandviewsthatmatter.blogspot.com

147 Book Festivals Happening in 2020

A list of book festivals happening in 2020
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I personally feel that, as an author, it is crucial to attend book festivals to connect with the like-minded communities. It is where you can meet readers, writers, publishers and literary agents who may represent your work one day.

Attending author events can be costly and that is the reason why I chose to attend three of the many interesting writing-related workshops and book launch that took place October this year. I wish I could attend all of them and meet as many interesting people from the events but time and cost are the two factors that would often prompt us to prioritize our choice, which I think is good as we are forced to think efficiently.

I just made a quick google search for Author Events 2020, and this link caught my attention. However, I do think that it has not covered several other events like the Ubud Writing Festival, Bali Indonesia, even in this website list as well, which is a very well-known event among the international writing community. So, you may want to look for other sources that populate author events that have been missed out in this list.

Are you planning to attend an event next year? Comment your choice of event(s) below, and share with me why you’d like to be a part of the event(s).

Ebook Theft: 12 Things You Can Do to Stop Someone from Copying and Selling Your Ebook

E-book theft and measures to prevent it from happening
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I am in the midst of finding out how to encrypt work shared digitally, especially for the purpose of getting beta readers to critique our work and to get #bookreviewers and #booktubers review our books. Author Review Copy (ARC) is what we call the books sent to readers in exchange for a review, but when it is sent in PDF form, it is just a matter of time before the whole book gets copied and sold elsewhere.

A simple google search moments ago helped me discover this website which I believe has a lot more other useful tips for authors and I would highly encourage you to read it. Also let me know in the comment below if you have actually used any softwares that help you safely sell encrypted e-books or if any of these precaution measures helped you in the past?

Ebook Theft: 12 Things You Can Do to Stop Someone from Copying and Selling Your Ebook

David Farland’s Writing Tips : You and Your Career — Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

David Farland is one of the authors constantly providing valuable tips for writers and I would recommend you to check out his subscription site if you’d like to be in touch with his updates regularly.

I’ve been watching other writers now for nearly fifty years, thanks in part to a neighbor I had as a kid. I was born and raised in Oregon, and in the late 60s, the Hippie Generation was on the move. https://ift.tt/2LK4ARK

David Farland’s Writing Tips : You and Your Career — Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Free slot for Author Live Interview

Hi all,

I’m looking for a fiction author with an interesting storyline or characters in book to join us for a live interview today 10th December 8PM CST. Email me at info@internationalbookpromotion.com to book the slot.

The Newly Revamped Author Live Chat with Fans Show

We have newly revamped the Author Live Chat with Fans Show format. For those of you who are new to our website, our mission is to enhance author branding by leveraging the power of video marketing.

Feedback from Carlos Murray
Showtime and details

Everything you need to know about the program is right here, which is the same link to the previous Author Live Chat with Fans webpage. We’ve updated the link and we thought of letting you know about it as well.

We hope to have you as our guest on one of our shows soon! If you have any question, please do get in touch with us via email info at internationalbookpromotion.com

Author Branding Tips #1: No Engagement is Better Than Fake Engagement

No Engagement is Better Than Fake Engagement

I recently came across authors who probably felt that it is okay to tag their friends in social media every single day in the posts they publish, drop snippets of their book and links to their Amazon site as comments under their friends non-book related posts, and comment in an unengaging way with their friends probably with the hope that it enhances their author branding.

Guess what? It is not going to help people notice you. I think, in order to stop getting overwhelmed with the needs to comment excessively, one should narrow down their focus, and try engaging with people whose posts you genuinely like.

It is also a part of your journey in creating your very own tribe of readers.

What is your thoughts on this?