Market Your Writing

Here is a collection of books recommended by Book-in-a-Week members to help promote your writing.

Guerrilla Marketing for Writers coverGuerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 Weapons to Help You Sell Your Work by Levinson, Frishman, Larsen, and Hancock — “Because the battle begins before a book even hits the selves, an author needs every weapon to get ahead of the competition. Guerrilla Marketing for Writers is packed with proven insights and advice, it details 100 “Classified secrets” that will help authors sell their work before and after it’s published.” Purchase Guerrilla Marketing for Writers from Amazon.

You Can Market Your Book coverYou Can Market Your Book: All the Tools You Need to Sell Your Published Book by Carmen Leal — “Designed to help you understand basic book marketing principles. No matter how your book was published, unless you are a superstar author, you are the main salesperson. Yes, you might have distribution and you might even have a publicist for a brief time, but ultimately it’s up to the author. You need to be as aggressive as possible if you want to reclaim your garage or closets from the boxes of unsold books, or if you expect a royalty check from your publisher. This book is filled with practical, low-cost ideas, strategies and case studies.” Purchase You Can Market Your Book from Amazon.

Sell Your Novel Toolkit coverThe Sell-Your-Novel Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know About Queries, Synopses, Marketing & Breaking In by Elizabeth Lyon — “Everything a writer needs to know about queries, synopses, marketing, and breaking into the fiction-writing business — revised and updated.” Purchase The Sell-Your-Novel Toolkit from Amazon.

Buzz Your Book coverBuzz Your Book by M.J. Rose & Doug Clegg — “What do New York Times bestselling writers Nora Roberts, Terry Brooks, Neil Gaiman, Janet Evanovich, Tess Gerritsen, and John Saul all have in common? They give tips on getting Buzz for books in M.J. Rose?s and Douglas Clegg?s Buzz Your Book! If you are a published author, you know that not even the biggest NY publishing houses do enough advertising and promotion for the majority of their titles. Buzz your Book, written by Douglas Clegg and M.J. Rose, will give you tons of tips and ideas to get the Buzz going for your book.” Purchase Buzz Your Book from Amazon.

1001 Ways to Market Your Books cover1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer — “700-page ‘organized potpourri’ of useful ideas, examples, tips, and suggestions. You name it, Kremer covers it: publication scheduling, series and directory writing, attaining bestsellerdom, direct mail, cover design, offbeat advertising, online sales, alternative markets, and much (really!) more. He includes addresses and phone numbers, Web site addresses, and hundreds of marketing stories from authors and publishers.” Purchase 1001 Ways to Market Your Books from Amazon.

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M. E. Wood lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband of fifteen years. She has been moderating BIW for over nine years and works on the Internet. You can learn more about her projects on her official website.