Book Marketing

Producing a professional book is no easy thing, but selling it is even harder! On the Reedsy Blog, we share the latest book marketing trends and inspiration to make the process a bit easier.

Amazon Editorial Reviews: An Indie Author’s Secret Weapon

Aug 11, 2021 – Book Marketing

In this post, we’ll explain why Amazon editorial reviews are such a big deal, how to get them in time for your launch, and how to display them for the biggest impact. Read more →

An Ode to Independent Bookshops: Lessons from the Road

Jun 28, 2021 – Book Marketing

How can independent bookstores and self-published authors support each other? Hear about a Reedsy author's book tour. Read more →

Social Media for Writers: The Complete Guide

May 07, 2021 – Book Marketing

There are many types of social media for writers, each with its own pros and cons. Learn all about the major platforms and how to make the most of your social channels as an author! Read more →

BookFunnel Review: Should You Use It to Deliver Your Ebooks?

Apr 19, 2021 – Book Marketing

Thinking about using BookFunnel to deliver your ebooks? Here's what it has to offer, from stellar reader support to group promotions. Read more →

How to Build an Author Email List in 6 Simple Steps

Apr 08, 2021 – Book Marketing

Your email list, unlike social media platforms, is entirely within your control, and leveraging it well means you won’t be losing readers who can be turned into life-long fans. Let’s take a look at how you can build your own mailing list in 6 practical steps. Read more →

7 Ways to Build a Rockin' Author Platform

Feb 25, 2021 – Book Marketing

A strong author platform allows writers to reach readers by virtue of their name. Here's how you can build one. Read more →

How to Plan a Successful Book Launch in 6 Easy Steps

Jul 23, 2020 – Book Marketing

You've written a book, now's the time set it up for success by planning your book launch! Check out our tips and download our free book launch checklist! Read more →

How to Sell Ebooks on Amazon: 7 Tips For Making Money as An Author

Jul 16, 2020 – Book Marketing

Learn how to sell ebooks on amazon by making sure your book page is as polished as possible — as well as tips for driving traffic to your Amazon book page! Read more →

How to Promote Your Book: 8 Budget-Friendly Steps to Boost Sales

Jun 08, 2020 – Book Marketing

Are you trying to promote your book but all the regular tricks aren't working? Here are 8 steps with lesser-known hacks that could be your key to success! Read more →

Ten Ways to Handle Bad Book Reviews

Feb 20, 2020 – Book Marketing

Bad book reviews — they happen to all authors! So what do you do about them? Hear are ten tips for making the most of a bad review. Read more →

How to Market Your Book in 8 Simple Steps

Feb 19, 2020 – Book Marketing

Marketing a book doesn't have to be scary, at least not when you understand the fundamentals. Our guide walks you through everything you need to know about how book marketing really works. Read more →

How to Set Up Your Author Page on Amazon Author Central

Dec 30, 2019 – Book Marketing

To help make juggling the various tools and marketing resources out there a little simpler, we’ve broken down the three major steps for using your Author Central account to optimize your Author Page. Read more →

How to Market a Nonfiction Book: 5 Steps to Selling More Books

Nov 20, 2019 – Book Marketing

So, you’ve written a nonfiction book? Nice one! Give yourself a well-earned pat on the back, but don’t rest on your laurels just yet. Because there's still a long road to achieving sales ahead, and the first step is to knuckle down and learn… how to market a nonfiction book. In this post, we’ll ... Read more →

How to Get Book Reviews in 5 Steps (2021 Update)

Sep 17, 2019 – Book Marketing

Discover how to get book reviews that result in better sales! Follow these 5 steps to get reviewed by book bloggers (with bonus tips at the end.) Read more →

What is the Cost of a Professional Author Website?

Apr 05, 2019 – Book Marketing

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Reedsy, you will have hopefully heard us talk about the importance of having an author website. And, ideally, you will already know how self-publishing authors need a site that’s more sophisticated than a Tumblr page — which is why many of them will, at some ... Read more →

Big Announcement! We've Launched a New Book Marketing Tool

Mar 04, 2019 – Book Marketing, Reedsy News

For over four years, the team at Reedsy has worked with thousands of self-published authors helping them develop their craft and publish better books with the help of our professional editors, designers, and book marketers. Read more →

10 Tips on How to Make an Author Website (+ Bonus Checklist)

Jan 16, 2019 – Book Marketing

In today’s competitive book market, making an author website that helps you sell more books and build your profile requires more than just a Blogspot page and a domain with your name in it. In this article, we’ve worked with experienced Reedsy web designers to whittle down ten top tips that will ... Read more →

12 Book Marketing Mistakes to Ban in 2021

Jan 15, 2019 – Book Marketing

Since the birth of Reedsy, we've had the chance to work with thousands of authors, helping them get their books out there in the most professional possible form — and to sell them. For many authors, selling a book is even harder than writing it. But whether you're self- or traditionally publishe... Read more →

Facebook Ads for Authors (with Mark Dawson)

Nov 04, 2018 – Book Marketing

Million-selling author Mark Dawson talks explains how he used Facebook ads to grow his fanbase from the ground up. Read more →

How Authors Can Get the Most Out of Twitter

Oct 30, 2018 – Book Marketing

Nathan Bransford is the author of the Jacob Wonderbar series and How to Write a Novel, which NY Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs called “the best how-to-write-a-novel book I've read." He writes a popular blog on writing and publishing and is also available for book editing and consultations... Read more →

"How I Got my Indie Novel Into the Country's Largest Brick-and-Mortar Chain" — By Carol Cooper

Oct 26, 2018 – From our Authors, Book Marketing

Carol Cooper is a journalist, author, and doctor. She writes for The Sun newspaper, broadcasts on TV and radio, and has a string of non-fiction books to her name including an award-winning textbook of medicine. In this post, Carol reveals how she got her latest novel, Hampstead Fever, into Britai... Read more →

How to Write a Book Blurb: A Guide for Novelists

Sep 12, 2018 – Perfecting your Craft, Book Marketing

Three publishing experts show you how to write a blurb for a novel and optimize it for Amazon. Includes advice on keywords and tips for testing your blurb. Read more →

4 Tips to Market Children's Books, According to a Bestselling Author

Jul 10, 2018 – Book Marketing

The basic idea of marketing a book is pretty straightforward: find out who likes your book, discover where they ‘live,’ then sell your book there and make them buy it. And when you’re publishing a children’s book, the principle is the same — with one exception. In the children’s book market, the... Read more →

How to Title a Book: What Do Good Book Titles Have In Common?

Jun 27, 2018 – Perfecting your Craft, Book Marketing

In this post, learn how to title a book that will help you sell more copies. We'll also look at elements shared by good book titles. Read more →

How to Write an Amazon Book Description That Sells

Apr 20, 2018 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

An optimized amazon book description is a critical part of turning potential readers into fans. In this post, we’ve condensed the process — for both fiction and non-fiction authors — into three steps. Head inside to find out what they are. Read more →

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