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MADI PREDA: THE FIRST PERSON WHO SHOULD PROMOTE A BOOK IS THE WRITER

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Madi Preda is a very special author. All the reviews of project “How To Promote and Market Your Book – Publicists Tips & Tricks” are very positive. She dedicated her time to help authors. This is why Madi is so interesting to all of us – indie authors.
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– What is your book about?
– First of all I want to thank you for having me as a guest on your blog today. As the title sais “How To Promote and Market Your Book – Publicists Tips & Tricks” is a book about book marketing,based on my experience as a publicist and its meant to be a help for every writer. The book contains general notions about book marketing, step by step ideas on how to build an author brand. Three case studies for promotion on different genres and lots of resources and useful contacts.
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Throwback Thursday: Fear of Formatting

Tricia Drammeh

It’s Throwback Thursday again, and today’s recycled post goes back to May 2013. As I endeavor to format and publish a new book (wish me luck), I’ve been thinking about those self-publishing fears that prevent some of us authors from going it alone. Don’t let your fear of formatting keep you from achieving your dreams. If you choose to sign on with a traditional publisher or small press, more power to you. But don’t make any publishing decisions out of fear. Every aspect of self-publishing is do-able. If you’re a technophobe, it might not be easy, but I promise you can do it. Take your time. Do your research. And find people who will help you.

Read on…

Fear of Formatting

babe ruth“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” ~ Babe Ruth

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ve read this quote. If you’ve ever seen A…

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Review-How To Promote and Market Your Book by Madi Preda

How To Promote and Market Your BookHow To Promote and Market Your Book by Madi Preda

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How To Promote and Market Your Book

Editorial Review

If you are looking to take advantage of social media this book is a good overview,with many tips and creative ideas.How to make the most of social media marketing, where to start? Detailed, accessible and practical advice on what to do and how to do it. Planning and research are often forgotten in the rush of get a book published and drawing up a marketing plan and carefully planned campaign are the only way to ensure the success of your book and to meet the readers’ requirements.See the benefits in minutes.

This self-help guide is helping authors to be active in promoting their own book, which should be a desire for all authors.
How To Promote and Market Your Book explores how Marketing and PR can differentiate an author from others in attracting and retaining more readers.

Step by step and easy to understand online marketing practice,introduction and resources for blogging and reviews sites, social networks,author’s brand development and web’s marketing opportunities.

How to Promote and Market Your Book by Madi Preda is relevant to authors and marketers,very well thought guide that reflects changes and trends in online marketing practice,lists with many and useful contacts.

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How to Sell More Books -Reach The Right Audience for Your Book

Literary Lounge Logo 1How to reach the right audience?

When you think about what is the right way to reach your audience you have to use analysis of a few factors and use them to plan strategy, style, newsletter and sell sheets or visual presentation.

 

Different audience has different needs.

Demographic factors

Age, gender, religion, education level, income and location

Let’s talk about age.The way of thinking suffers some changes in the growing up process, people’s priorities and perspectives change and you need to shape the description of your book in relation with the audience which you want to target.

Gender is just as important as the religion is and if you don’t chose the right audience your book has no chance from the very beginning.

Education level and income play their role in the buying habits of your readers and you have to keep in mind the location in your marketing campaign.

Personality

If you manage to understand the target readers personality, this will help to make the message of the book more effective.Knowing your audience is key to marketing success.

In order to identify personality preferences of your readers you have to keep in mind the four basic dimensions of your book’s characters :

-introvert -extrovert

-sensing-intuitive

-thinking-feeling

-judging-perceiving

The secret is to find your characters strengths and give readers logical reasons for reading your book.This satisfies the needs of your readers who are thinking types.

Values and beliefs

Here the analysis is focused on values and beliefs, goals and lifestyles.Find out what is important for your readers and then it will be much easier to organize the information about the book in a way which seems natural and real to your readers even if it is a work of fiction.

Building effective messages

What do you really want when marketing your book is matching the readers habits with with their environment and influence their reading attitude and reading choices.

You can do this by finding uniform groupings who are keen on the same subject or settings as in your book.

People’s culture is defined by their values, philosophies and attitude and reveals itself in their myths, heroes and stories or in the allocation of space.

 

The role of a publicist is to make authors successful

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What a good publicist can do?

The role of a publicist it is to build and promote a good public image and reputation for the author and exposes the books in front of media and readers.The way to do this is to craft a message that resonates with the targeted market and to create exposure.

At Authors PR we like to build and cultivate a relationship with our writers and our readers.

What to do and what not to do when you approach a publicist

Don’t tell too many hard luck stories,you can discuss that in a private email but the role of a publicist is to say how good you are not to make people feel sorry for you.

Forget this….he lives with three dogs and  two cats; ok this say you are a good person  and you love animals but nobody is that interested in how many pets do you have.

Don’t forget to share any posts of other people about you and your books, the publicist spent some time to find people willing to publish a promotional spot for you , and send them always  a thank you note.

When you send the usual information to your publicist (synopsis,bio,or answers to interview’s questions) try to come with new content.There it is no point in publicize the same ones from Amazon or your publisher site.If readers are interested in your book,they go there and expect to find something new about your book.

What to keep in mind

Your publicist is part of your team.

 

 

How to assemble an author press kit (and why)

Robin Mizell: Treated & Released

Authors sabotage their books in two very common ways, both of which are symptoms of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Monkey wrench #1

Not knowing how much work goes into producing a good book (therefore, failing to do the work)

Monkey wrench #2

Trying to generate publicity for a book without a press kit/media kit, even if it’s only one page

It’s easy to be irritated by or make fun of the authors who simply don’t know what they don’t know. Our annoyance comes from assuming they could know if they tried. In reality, some writers aren’t capable of recognizing that what they’re doing differs somehow from the efforts of successful authors. We can’t rescue the blissfully ignorant from failure. The best we can do is politely ignore them.

The upside, if you’re an author, is that you can remove monkey wrench #2 in one weekend with a reasonable amount of effort…

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Membership

Everybody is welcome at Authors PR Literary Lounge and I am grateful if you  want to be part of it.All the members will be listed on the site,on a static page so the post will be there forever, with the  book cover and their website.

What is expected from you as a member?

-Put AuthorsPR Literary Lounge on your website (it will be ready soon)

-Support the other members by sharing their books on your social media sites or hosting a blog hop

-Review one book per month of the  members  featured here,the choice is yours

– Vote for the book of the month

-Follow the other members on Twitter,Facebook or their blogs

-Spread the word and bring new members

To become a member there are two options:

-Book one of Authors PR services and then you have free membership;in this case you will be featured on AUTHORS PROMOTION as well.

-Pay an administration fee ( 8 EUR) to be featured on the Literary Lounge and the money will be used to book a paid advertisement on a large audience site

– http://bookdaily.com/ for US

http://localbookshops.tbphost.co.uk for UK

-We will work as a team so we expect suggestions about how to improve our services and we need  a committee who decides who is the winner for the paid advertisement.

The blog is still under construction so some changes may occur.

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