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.

How to Market an Ebook on a $10 Budget

Jan 14, 2021 – Book Marketing

Knowing how to market an ebook is integral to making sales. If you're looking for actionable steps on how to do this without spending a fortune, enjoy these 9 tips on how to market an ebook on a $10 budget. Read more →

The Ultimate List of Book Genres: 35 Popular Genres, Explained

Dec 29, 2020 – Book Marketing, Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing

The tropes and expectations of a book’s genre will inform its content and style during the writing process, as well as fundamentals such as word count. In this post, get familiar with dozens of the most popular genres in today's publishing landscape. Read more →

BookBub Reviews: Are They Worth It?

Dec 04, 2020 – Book Marketing

The conversation around BookBub mostly revolves around what it is and what its most popular services do. But a less discussed aspect of this notable website is its reviews function, which gives authors another way to get testimonials and promote their book. In this post, we’ll see what BookBub’s reviews actually look like, how they’re different to other review platforms, and whether they’re actually worth it. Read more →

How to Plan a Successful Book Launch in 6 Easy Steps

Jul 23, 2020 – Understanding Publishing, 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 – Understanding Publishing, 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 Sales-Boosting Steps for Authors

Jun 08, 2020 – Book Marketing

A lot of the questions we get every day at Reedsy have to do with marketing. They’re often along the lines of How can I promote my book? and How do I get reviews? or Can someone just do the marketing for me? The problem is, there’s rarely a one-size-fits-all answer to those questions. Each autho... Read more →

Ten Ways to Handle Bad Book Reviews

Feb 20, 2020 – Understanding Publishing, 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 – Understanding Publishing, 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 →

Amazon Self-Publishing Made Easy: An Author Walks You Through It

Sep 19, 2019 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

Learning how to self-publish on Amazon can be intimidating, especially when you start out. Much of the advice available online is so riddled with jargon, rules, and exceptions that we wouldn't blame you for throwing your hands up in the air. But believe it or not, it’s actually really easy to pu... Read more →

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

Sep 17, 2019 – Book Marketing

Imagine the day of your book launch. You’re sitting in front of your computer, blissfully imagining all the five-star book reviews that will soon be yours. Yet the days pass... and the reviews don't come. Needless to say, you'll want people to buy and read your book ASAP so they can leave you so... Read more →

50 Best Writing Websites of 2021

Aug 22, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing, Book Design

The Internet is full of writing websites and blogs to help people reach their creative goals. If you’ve always dreamt of writing your own book, but don’t know how to get there — or if you’re in the process of writing, but feel unsure about what to do next — then it’s your lucky day! Here we have... Read more →

Roundup of Writing and Publishing Resources

Aug 16, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing, Book Design

Here at Reedsy, we’re fortunate that we get to work with some of the finest talent in the publishing industry — and these experts have shared their experiences and knowledge with us in the form of interviews and how-to guides. In fact, we’ve published articles on so many topics that it’s hard to ... Read more →

What is BookBub: The Ultimate Guide for Authors

Jul 03, 2019 – Book Marketing

Whether you’re working on your first book, or have published dozens of them already, our guess is: you’ve probably heard of BookBub. But are you familiar with all the features and services that the platform offers to authors? In a publishing world increasingly dominated by Amazon, BookBub provid... 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. And in that time, we’ve noticed one thing popping up again and again: As ... Read more →

READ THIS Before You Enroll in KDP Select!

Feb 27, 2019 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

Should you enroll in KDP Select? It's a question faced by all indie authors — and in this post, we give you the info you need to make that 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 →

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