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.

Written Word Media: An Awesome Ad Platform for Authors

Mar 10, 2016 – Book Marketing

One of the questions we get most often at Reedsy is: "where can I promote my book". You're probably already familiar with Bookbub, but their exclusivity makes it hard for the emerging author to get a promotion with them. This is where Written Word Media come in: another proven ad platform for aut... Read more →


Getting Your Book Coverage in the National Press

Jan 21, 2016 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

This is a guest post by Douglas Wight, freelance journalist, author, publisher and book serialization specialist. He explains how authors can get book coverage in the national press… and get paid for it! Book Coverage: Making A Splash How many “likes”, how many “followers”, how’s your “discoverab... Read more →


6 Steps for Building your Author Mailing List through Giveaways

Dec 23, 2015 – Book Marketing

One of the main questions that torment debuting authors is: how do I build an audience for my first book before I release it? Most authors are aware that they should start building their author mailing list months in advance, they just don’t know how. Of course, that’s easier said than done, espe... Read more →


Getting "Traction" for Your Books — Interviewing Justin Mares

Nov 06, 2015 – Book Marketing

“Most startups don't fail at building a product. Most startups fail at getting traction.” — Traction Book The same can be said of books. Most authors don’t fail at writing a book, they fail at finding their readers and selling the book to them. This is why we’ve always stressed how authors and st... Read more →


Publishing a Fundraising Field Guide, by Carlos Eduardo Espinal

Aug 14, 2015 – Book Marketing

Three days ago, we experienced the mixture of fear, excitement and fascination that comes with a book launch. We released our very first book under the Reedsy imprint: a Fundraising Field Guide, by Carlos Eduardo Espinal, partner at Seedcamp (Europe’s #1 Acceleration Fund). Reedsy is not really ... Read more →


Pinterest for authors: a step-by-step guide

Jul 28, 2015 – Book Marketing

Pinterest is the social media site that has every wannabe chef and bride-to-be totally hooked. It allows users to “pin their interests” to create virtual scrapbooks filled with hundreds of inspirational images: recipes, vacation destinations, home decor, wedding details, etc. With about 70 millio... Read more →


Infographic: 5 Actionable Social Media Tips for Authors

Jul 09, 2015 – Book Marketing

Social media is the key to every self-publisher’s dream when it comes to marketing. Though complex, it’s the foreground to any successful book marketing strategy… and it’s free! Being a self-published author means creating great content, but does it also mean you need to be an expert marketer? Th... Read more →


Is It Worth Partnering With A Book Marketer?

Apr 13, 2015 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

Since starting Reedsy, I’ve heard time and again that “what authors need most help with is marketing.” But that’s akin to saying startups like us primarily need help with fundraising; to me, it’s a startup founder’s job to raise funds when the company needs them, just as it’s a writer’s task to s... Read more →


"Keep Going" — An Interview with #1 Amazon Bestsellers Mark Edwards and Louise Voss

Mar 25, 2015 – Book Marketing

Success doesn’t happen overnight. It is often the result of hard work put in over the years. And Mark Edwards and Louise Voss’ success story tells us as much. They are known for being the first indie authors to ever reach #1 on Amazon.co.uk back in 2011. Now with Amazon Publishing, their latest b... Read more →


Reader Magnets and Amazon SEO — Nick Stephenson on Author Marketing

Mar 09, 2015 – Book Marketing

Last update: 07/06/2017 “You’ve got to think about what the benefit is for the reader.” This is what author marketing is all about, according to bestselling author Nick Stephenson, who we have the pleasure of interviewing today. We first reached out to Nick over a year ago, when he had started ... Read more →


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