Welcome to October’s Links Roundup! Marketing your book to potential readers is one of the most important things you can do to build your book sales. In this month’s Roundup, you’ll find clever tips on how to encourage readers to buy your book, and learn which marketing moves to avoid. You’ll also see how Facebook can be a key component in your marketing strategy. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
This Is How You Use Facebook to Sell Books via Digital Book World — To those who say Facebook can’t help you sell books, Mark Dawson of Digital Book World says otherwise! Dawson discusses the social media site and how its connectivity and advertisements can help you sell books to your potential readers.
16 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss via The Write Life — A writer’s life can be a lonely road, but it doesn’t have to be! Kelly Gurnett of The Write Life urges you to check out these helpful, Facebook-based communities for writers. Offering both information and socialization, these groups are great tools for writers everywhere!
How to Create a Compelling Book Sales Page via Writers Write — Amazon is a great place to sell your books, but it’s certainly not the be-all and end-all of marketing platforms. Tom Morkes over at Writers Write has some tips to help you develop and design what he calls the “Perfect Book Sales Page.”
The Book Marketing Maze: 22 Wrong Turns & How to Avoid Them via Bestseller Labs — It’s easy for inexperienced writers to get caught up in a maze of marketing mistakes. Jonathan Gunson of Bestseller Labs talks about his past marketing mistakes and shows you how to avoid them!