Authors have to do a lot of their own marketing.
That’s the reality of the publishing industry whether you get a publishing deal or you self-publish. But these days anyone can market globally using just a computer and their time.
It will take effort but it doesn’t have to cost you much – and you might even enjoy it!
Everything I know about book marketing is now available in the Amazon #1 bestselling book ‘How To Market A Book Third Edition. Click here to read more or buy links.
Below are lots of free articles, audios and inspiration for marketing your books. Just click on the links to find out more, and at the bottom of the page you will find multimedia courses to take your learning even further.
(1) Start with the basics
Prerequisites for Author Marketing Success
The Polarities of Book Marketing: Where do you sit on the scale?
The Book Marketing Mindset for Authors
When To Start Marketing Your Book And How To Balance Your Time
(2) Optimize your book
Attract Readers with a Great Book Sales Description
Choose The Right Categories And Keywords For Your Book
Pricing Books And The Use Of Free
Using Author Pseudonyms
Using Box-Sets And Bundling
Writing A Series
(3) Set up your website and email list
How to Build Your Own Author Website in under 30 mins [Tutorial]
How To Build An Email List
How To Grow Your Fiction Email List Subscribers. My Own Case Study.
Sell More Books Webinar Replay: How to Build your Email List and Reach Readers
Fantastic free webinar replay with Nick Stephenson on how to build your email list and reach readers
(4) Take it further with more marketing ideas
Marketing Print Books
How to Market an Audiobook
Video Marketing for Authors
Content Marketing for Authors and Writers
How to Podcast
Book Marketing With Visual Content. 7 Ways To Stand Out With Images
Integrity, Authenticity, Generosity, Social Karma
(5) Book marketing strategy, launching and relaunching
Your Book Marketing Strategy
Aspects of a Book Launch
Relaunching Older Books
Book Marketing Questions to Help you Sell More Books
Interviews on book marketing
Strangers to Superfans. Book Marketing with David Gaughran
How to Build a Youpreneur Business Around a Personal Brand with Chris Ducker
5 Important Things that Authors Need to Know About Self-Publishing with Mark Dawson
How to Use the Polarities of Marketing to Craft the Best Plan for your Book
Selling More Books in Print with Ingram Spark and Aer.io with Andy Bromley and Ruth Jones
How to Make Your Book a Perennial Seller with Ryan Holiday
Secrets of a 7-Figure Non-Fiction Indie Author with Joseph Alexander
Top 5 Mistakes of Indie Authors with Ricardo Fayet from Reedsy
Mastering Amazon Ads with Brian D. Meeks
Mobile, Multimedia, and an Audience of Voracious Readers with Ashleigh Gardner from Wattpad
Want more help?
How to Market a Book Third Edition is out now in ebook, print and audiobook editions.
Click here for a list of books, resources, tutorials and tools for book marketing
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