Article Category - "Marketing"


Independent Articles
Deb Vanasse, March/April 2020
Ready, Set, Launch: Understanding Prepublication Book Marketing »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2020 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Don’t overlook prepublication marketing in your book publishing plan. Article Synopsis: Build the buzz of your book prior to launch by generating preorders and garnering reviews from advanced reader copies. Use genre-specific data from platforms like Bookbub and Goodreads in your marketing plan. Write …

Maggie Langrick, March/April 2020
How to Plan a Successful Media Campaign for Your Nonfiction Book »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2020 by Maggie Langrick, Founder and Publisher, LifeTree Media — It helps very much to have established relationships with key reporters, editors, or producers relevant to your book. When I was the features editor at a major metropolitan newspaper back in the aughts, part of my job was to evaluate pitches from publicists …

Alexa Schlosser, March/April 2020
Book Budget Breakdown »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2020 compiled by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — In December 2019, IBPA Independent magazine sent IBPA members a survey asking how much they budget toward marketing per title each year. Knowing that the membership ranges from self-published authors with one book to larger publishing companies with dozens of titles, we …

John Koehler, March/April 2020
Host Your Own Book Bestseller Party »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2020 by John Koehler, Publisher, Koehler Books — An author hosts a book event and runs a bestseller campaign on the same night. Hillery Schanck loves music and finding new ways to pray and worship God—in church and in private. Several years ago, he started listening to Handel’s Messiah while reading the scripture …

Brian Feinblum, March/April 2020
Marketing Savvy: Making Better Book Marketing Decisions »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2020 by Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, media-connect.com — No waiting around for a lucky break or giving people two weeks to respond to your outreach. Get out there and get in front of people. There’s no avoiding book marketing if you want your book to succeed. But for authors and publishers to …

Ian Lamont, March/April 2020
Targeting Book Sales With Amazon Advertising »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2020 by Ian Lamont, Founder, i30 Media– You can target competing or similar titles on Amazon using its advertising service, which allows you to select keywords you can’t in metadata. Article Synopsis: Amazon’s search engine can only show a limited number of items on the first page of search results, and it’s hard …

Jim Alkon, January/February 2020
Painless Ways for Authors to Get on the Reader Radar »

PUBLISHED JAN/FEB 2020 by Jim Alkon, Editorial Director, BookTrib.com — Some may recall a decade ago when major media outlets radically curtailed their coverage of books. If bestselling authors were going to have to compete hard for coverage, the logic went, what about debut or emerging authors? How would these master wordsmiths with their own …

Bruce Brown, November/December 2019
How Facebook Can Help You Sell More Books »

PUBLISHED NOV/DEC 2019 by Bruce Brown, Author-Publisher — A few weeks ago, I was talking with a Generation Z’er about Facebook and social media. She commented, “Facebook is for old people.” When the area is that of book writers, book readers, and book publishing, Facebook has potential value whatever your age and the believed (or …

Ron W. Mumford, September/October 2019
Break All the Rules and Go for the Dream: Securing TV and Film Deals »

PUBLISHED SEPT/OCT 2019 by Ron W. Mumford, Head of Marketing, 3rd Coast Books, LLC — As a passionate indie publisher and author, I can identify with author goals and dreams. The goal is universal: to have a bestselling, widely read book. Easier said than done. After two and a half years of depending on social …

Richard-Anthony Lena, September/October 2019
How Can Indie Publishers Play In the Educational Publishing Market? »

PUBLISHED SEPT/OCT 2019 by Richard-Anthony Lena, President, Brattle Publishing Group — Educational publishing is a $1,350 billion market, and it’s ripe for indie publishers. But to get into this complex market, we first have to know its rules. What Is Educational Publishing? When we think about publishing, we tend to think about the titles on …

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