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Sell More Books!: Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut…

by J. Steve Miller, Cherie K. Miller

Other authors: Blythe Daniel (Assistant), Brian Jud (Assistant), John Kremer (Assistant), Stephanie Richards (Assistant)

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A good straightforward marketing guide which is well researched and full of useful information. Although US focussed the general principals are transferable to other countries also.
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  peterjameswest | Nov 21, 2014 |
Let's face it. If you're an author, you want to sell books. Whether it's for monetary gain, enrichment for others, gaining exposure, or whatever, the bottom line is that you want to sell books. And there's nothing wrong with that.

But the publishing and book arena has taken a huge hit ~ which isn't news to anyone that has been breathing.

eBooks are taking the industry by storm. Traditional publishers are trying to keep up with the new lower price of eBooks and still trying to sell paperbacks. Self publishing has seen a dramatic increase because it's easier than ever to get your books out there. Nowadays, anyone can get their book published.

But the key is selling that book. You can have fifty books to your name and have them published, but if they're not selling, what's the point? J. Steve Miller has written an excellent resource to help low-profile, not-yet-famous authors...

Sell More Books.

Utilizing today's social media potential, J. Steve Miller has compiled a comprehensive manual on what you should try, why you should try it, and how to git 'er done.
I highly recommend this to author who are serious about marketing.

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  AmandaWrites | Dec 30, 2013 |
Sell More Books – Book Marketing and Publishing For Low Profile and Debut Authors – Rethinking Book Publicity After the Digital Media Revolutions. There it is. The complete title, including subtitles. Why on earth would anyone want such a long title, anyway? Well, for the answer, read this book! In fact, read this book for every other reason you can think of to address the myriad of questions that the title raises, because - pardon the cliché – this really is a must read for low profile and debut authors.
J. Steve Miller is thorough, inventive, practical and even entertaining in Sell More Books. Not only will you want to keep reading, you will want to re-read this book, making it one of your ‘go-to’ books on marketing. In fact, I plan to buy a print copy so that I can mark it up, even though I already own the e-version. It’s that good!
He covers all the book marketing basics, beginning with a solid foundation in publishing itself. (Something he advises you need to understand in order to understand the marketing end of things.) Every chapter is full of easy to read and follow ‘how-to’s’ , is full of examples, and then ends with an action plan. As a successful, multi-published author he goes on to add even more credibility to his ideas by referencing and calling on other experts in the field, and he has provided for changes in the industry by linking to additional information and expanded chapters which can be accessed online.
There are lots of great resources out there, but Sell More Books by J. Steve Miller is currently my favorite. I can’t recommend this book enough for anyone who is at all interested in marketing books – low profile, debut or just ‘wanna-be’. It is worth every word. ( )
  Tracykrauss | Sep 12, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0981875637, Paperback)

Can low-profile, not-yet-famous authors get published and sell lots of books? This multiple award winning book says "Yes!" and tells how.

“…a comprehensive guide to marketing a book…[a] well-written, engaging resource that’s loaded with specific tips…. Brimming with creative ideas, Sell More Books! should prove to be a low profile author’s best friend.” - ForeWord Reviews

Writers and publishers will find the latest insider tips on writing and publishing more marketable books. Learn up-to-date information on publishing options, social networking, and "tried and true" book marketing tactics.

Includes hundreds of practical book-selling strategies for both traditionally and self-published authors. Learn which methods may work best for your books and your personality, and which methods might be a complete waste of time.

Should all authors blog? Should all authors do Twitter? According to the authors, in some cases these strategies can produce results; for others, they will be a waste of time. This book provides the wisdom to help authors make wise choices.

Chapters include:

Write a Marketable Book
Write a Title and Subtitle That Attracts Audiences
Attract People with your Cover
Publish through the Most Marketable Channel
Get Lots of Blurbs from All Kinds of People
Optimize Your Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pages
Build a Professional Online Presence
Submit Your Book to Contests
Check Your Attitudes toward Marketing
Use Guiding Principles to Prioritize Initiatives
Seek Early Reviews from Respected Book Review Sources
Seek Reviews and Endorsements from Busy Blogs
Seek Reviews and Endorsements from Other Publications
Attract Attention through Social Media
Optimize Digital Sales
Sell Your Book in Brick and Mortar Stores (Not Just Bookstores!)
Help Reporters and Journalists with their Articles
Consider Radio (Even if You’re Shy!)
Consider Speaking (Even if You’re Shy!)
John Kremer’s Twelve Tips for Low-Profile Authors
Bulk Sales Beyond the Bookstore: An Interview with Brian Jud
Consider Press (News) Releases

Low platform authors can win! Author J. Steve Miller didn't have a degree in music; neither was he a professional musician. Yet, he wrote a book on music that was published by a respected publisher and was translated into Dutch, German, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. He doesn't have a degree in education, yet his educational resources are used by schools and teachers in every state and over 30 countries.

“Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, the author must do the promotion. This book provides solid guidance and is full of valuable tips.” - Dan Poynter, best-selling author of over 125 books and revisions, recognized authority on book marketing, promoting and distributing, author of The Self-Publishing Manual

Steve and Cherie Miller love to write, publish, and help fellow authors. Cherie serves as president of the Georgia Writers Association. Steve is president of Legacy Educational Resources. Contributors Brian Jud and John Kremer are two of the most highly respected names in book marketing.

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