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December 29, 2023
Marketing with your telephone poles

  I'm from the generation that used landlines as our first phones. In my Toledo hometown, telephone poles were a big part of our community. They were everywhere because we needed them to carry information. The poles got used for a lot more than that. Enterprising people reeled in customers via the phone poles, and […]

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August 4, 2023
Four things your email newsletter needs

Help those author newsletters get read by including all four food groups of content. Education: How to do a task, explained in a thorough but concise way. It might be the way to write a summary of a chapter. (Maybe it's a list of the contents for writing a useful newsletter.) Information: "This event or […]

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May 10, 2023
Tour book blogs, or find some podcasts

“And we gave her a blog tour” could turn out to be an education for you, even though a publisher is paying for it. The tour is sometimes a murky journey. It’s very hard to show how any blog tour sells books directly off the content on the blog. They often have few visitors. Success […]

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February 12, 2023
What steps you can take for a bestseller

You need to get people talking about your book for it to become a bestseller. There are steps for a bestseller. Advance reviews, ready to release on your Day One, help accomplish this. You can get reviews into the world before the book drops. Even if you're publishing yourself, this kind of coverage is within […]

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July 3, 2022
Pitching a book with a selling sheet

Once your book has arrived at proofreading, it’s time to be pitching it for discovery. You use a selling sheet, something that turns the crank on your pitches for promotion and review. Think of it as a kind of press release. It’s got a block for book description copy (your summary that you created) plus […]

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October 16, 2021
What to do to get your book picked up

You've finished your book — or at least made it as good as you can. Now you want it to get picked up at a publisher or earn a spot in an agent's pool. What's next? You want to get picked up by readers, agents, or editors. This is a good time to think about […]

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