Sunday, June 16, 2013

Top 3 Things You Need to Sell a Ton of Books

I sometimes select one of my fave tips from my SharingwithWriters newsletter to share with you--subscribers and visitors of this SharingwithWriters blog. I just returned from a trip and thought this would be the time to drop one in because I don't want you to think I forgot you:

Tip:  What are the top three things you need to work on to sell a ton of books?

·        Killer contact lists you build using your own research and the people you know.

·        A query letter template that can be adapted to sell everything from your book (to agents or publishers) to your ideas for publicity. 

·        A social media platform you can call on—preferably on the day your book is released.
 
 
So, now you know. If you don't think your skills are what they should be on any one of these, please I promise you you'll find detailed instructions on how to do all three in the most frugal and time-saving way in my The Frugal Book Promoter. 

And if you want all my tips (resources, writing tips, tech tips and even what's in the news for the publishing industry), please sign up for the newsletter and get your free little wordtrippers e-booklet at http://howotoditfrugally.com. The subscription form is in the upper right corner of most every page.   
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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