Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mary Foley Wishes Happy Birthday to Do It Marketing

In a funny, but informative video, entrepreneur Mary Foley wishes David Newman's Do It! Marketing book a happy birthday. The one year birthday of the book celebrates 10,000 copies sold and a lot of time on top Amazon lists.

If you buy Do It! Marketing via the following link http://doitmarketing.com/book-bonus, you'll get $747 in book bonuses.

Alas, as is usual in these campaigns, the bonuses are mainly overpriced. I wish people would give a serious value to their bonuses based on what they actually sell it for, not based on what they wished it would sell for.

For example, one book sells for $5.77 new on Amazon but is listed as a $27.00 value under the bonuses. The thing is that this particular bonus is an actual paperback book (but probably an ebook when given away like this).

Most bonuses given away in these campaigns are short PDF reports valued at $27 to $47 (when they are actually given away all the time in other campaigns and not even sold).

One exception is Scott Ginsberg who is giving away ebook versions of 13 books (a $175 value, which might actually be the total value of the 13 paperback books).

Personally, I'd be much more likely to buy a book under these bestseller campaigns if the bonus givers actually listed the true selling price of their giveaways rather than some pie-in-the-sky value in name only.

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Guy Vincent: How to Crowdfund Your Next Book

How to Crowdfund Your Next Book. Ryan Handley interviews Guy Vincent, CEO of Publishizer, on how to crowdfund your book via preorders and patron publishing.

Guy answers the following questions:
What is crowdfunding and how does it work?

How is crowdfunding a book different from self-publishing and traditional publishing?

How do you know if crowdfunding your book will work for you?
As for Publishizer, here are their terms: It's free to launch a campaign. You keep all rights and royalties. If successful, we keep 5% of the funds raised through the preorders campaign, and PayPal charges a 2.9% fee + $0.30 per transaction. If your campaign is unsuccessful, all readers are refunded in full, with
no fees.

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com.

Camel Jacket Chat: What You Need to Know to Become a Best-Selling Author

Are you thinking about writing a book? Do you know where to begin? What is self-publishing? How do you get listed on Amazon? You will after this show. In this Camel Jacket Chat, Carmen Rojas interviews author Charlotte Pierce.

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com

Monday, June 09, 2014

Video: The Writing Show 1 - Traditional vs. Self Publishing

There is more than one way to get published, and the tricky part is not only deciding on which path to go down, but also making that path work for you. The panel includes Carin Siegfried, a Charlotte editorial consultant; former Random House editor Betsy Thorpe; Agatha Award winner Susan Boyer of Greenville (Lowcountry Boil); and Pam Stone, who self-published I Love Me a Turkey Butt Sammich.

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com.

Self-Publishing Podcast: Cover Design with Author and Artist Jason Gurley

Today The self-publishing podcast hosted by Johnny Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt interviewed author and artist Jason Gurley.

These days, Jason is working hard on his writing (his new book Eleanor is available for pre-order now), but we've salivated over his book cover designs for a while now. Alas, he's stopped taking commissions just in time for us to miss out. Bummer! But we got the next best thing: we got Jason on the show to talk about what you can do yourself in terms of covers, what makes a good cover, and what you need to keep in mind when hiring a cover artist.

This was a great show, and it gave Dave an inferiority complex. Learn something and give Dave a heart attack... what's not to love?

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Video: Self-Publishing 102 with Boyd Hambleton

Photographer Boyd Hambleton answers questions about self-publishing. Photography books published via Blurb.com is a vanity project. You won't make a lot of money per book.

My question: Will you love the squeaky background noise?

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com

Video: Self-Publishing 101 with Boyd Hambleton

A quick guide to self-publishing for the photographer via Blurb.com. Very amateur video, but still fun to watch. But, warning, naughty photos are featured in his books.

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com

Video: 3 Critical Self-Publishing Tips: Amazon, Bezos, and Your Readers

3 Critical Self-Publishing Tips: Amazon, Bezos, and Your Readers What three components will help you grow your self-publishing practice sooner than later?

For more on book marketing, ebook promotions, Internet marketing, social media, and self-publishing, go to http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Author Showcase: Jo Ana Starr, author of Quantum Self-Hypnosis

Quantum Self HypnosisThis is a quick quiz to help readers determine if they can be hypnotized.

1. Have you ever started to drift off to sleep in your bed and startled awake?

2. Have you ever been driving a car and awakened to find yourself almost home?

3. Have you ever almost fallen asleep during a church sermon?

4. Have you ever almost fallen asleep during a class lecture?

5. Have you ever had a hard time shaking off the emotions that you felt during a show or movie after leaving the theater?

And now the good news! If you answered YES to 2 or more of the above questions, then you have demonstrated that you can be hypnotized. Hypnosis is really just the ability to let go of the current circumstance and to drop into a deeply relaxed state and you've shown that you can do that.

Quantum Self Hypnosis is designed to help readers to get what they want.....easily. This 250-page, power-packed book fully prepares the reader to take control of his mind and his life.You can learn how to maximize your hidden genius within so you can make the changes you've wanted to make.

Jo Ana Starr, the Self Hypnosis Guru, gives you all the tools you need to create dynamic life changes by including 5 client-tested Master Hypnosis Inductions and 20 Self Hypnosis full-length session scripts. These inductions and scripts combine to create over twenty 45-minute self hypnosis sessions, not mini-sessions as are often found online.

With this book, you can duplicate the process that Clinical Hypnotherapists use to create professional sessions for clients by choosing the right Master Induction and combining it with the hypnosis session script of your choice. You also learn how to create custom sessions by implementing a self-interview process that reveals your motivations and your pay-off triggers, allowing you to target suggestions that will produce your desired outcome.

About the Author

Dr. Jo Ana Starr, PhD, known as the Hypnotherapist to the Stars for her recent work with celebrities, holds degrees in education, English, and hypnotherapy. She has been empowering students and graduates for over 27 years. She is the author of 4 bestselling books, including Quantum Self Hypnosis, Quantum Hypnosis Scripts, and Eyes Open Self Hypnosis.

Check our her books here: http://www.neih.com/hypnosisbooks.html.

Dr. Starr believes deeply in the mind-body connection and has proven over years of study, research, and practice that any individual can change his reality by engaging the almost infinite power of the human mind and spirit.

Author Showcase

Author Showcase: Ken Havelock, author of A Thinker's Daily Challenge

 A Thinker’s Daily Challenge masters the formula of making learning fun! Its inspiration and driving force is the popular old adage, “You learn something new every day.” Volume One follows a unique daily format, covering geography, history, and the sciences. It features rebus and word finder puzzles, image identifications, short stories, questions presented in a number of formats, and many surprises!

Discover ghost towns, comic strips, U.S. presidents, animal tracks, noteworthy buildings, and much more!

“After reading this book, I once again have proven to myself that I am not Smarter Than a 5th Grader, but I'm working on it.” — Jeff Foxworthy, world-famous entertainer, game show host, and bestselling author

About the Author

Ken Havelock earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism with an equal number of credits in the earth sciences. He secured both U.S. and Canadian utility patents for his invention, an arm-tray for wheelchair. He has designed a popular line of educational wildlife T-shirts (known as The Kritter-Fact T™) which have been marketed from time-to-time to zoological parks and nature centers around the U.S.

Ken enjoys visiting museums, cycling, hiking, and snow shoeing. He has a keen interest in silent films. He also collects rocks and fossils as well as maps.

For more about Ken and his book, check out: http://www.howlitepress.com.

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Author Showcase: Steve Carlsson, author of Being Human

Steve Carlsson is a practical, hands-on person who also loves to write about the human condition and how our civilization interacts with the natural world. After a short time working in the human services field, Steve became disillusioned with the industry and moved to self employment in the building industry. A strange mix, but considering a childhood spent on a rural property, the change was not altogether surprising.

Always yearning to understand more about people and how we go about our lives, Steve spent many years observing the world around him, and slowly coming to the point where the need to communicate his conclusions with others led to writing.

Always thinking and always looking for the adventure of something new, Steve is involved in writing, teaching software, leading a local investment group, building maintenance contracting, permaculture, and kite surfing as well as helping his son study at high school. It is a busy but rewarding life that leaves little time to worry over the little things. The bigger issue of climate change though is his current passion and the focus of his writing.

Have you ever wanted to be part of a global movement, a part of something wonderful, creative and environmentally friendly? Being a human today offers the opportunity to participate in the most rewarding and exhilarating project humankind can ever undertake: The opportunity to create life rather than consuming it.

Being Human: A Question of Survival, explores what it means to be human today and exposes the means by which economic activity works to capture the human spirit and ensure it operates to benefit the economic system.

Being Human: A Question of Survival offers an alternative lifestyle that allows us to retake control over our lives and ensure a healthy future.

For more information about Steve Carlsson and his book, Being Human: A Question of Survival, check out his website here: http://www.stevecarlsson.com.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Book GIFs: Dogs and Pretty Ladies Like Reading Books

A little book GIF from the movie 101 Dalmations: Dogs and pretty ladies love reading books outdoors.

Do you love reading books outdoors?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book GIFs: Book Marketing Bestsellers

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Book GIFs: Enjoy a Great Book While Exercising

If you can do two things at once, you can enjoy a great book while still doing your exercises.

I can do this in my sleep. Well, at least the reading part. Never could do a split like that.
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