Category Archives: book promotion

Book promotion – giving out business cards on the subway

I was editing my manuscript as I traveled on the subway, as I usually am lately. And when it was getting to my stop, I put my manuscript away in my backpack–and the young guy (maybe 20) sitting beside me … Continue reading

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Random House launches new “enhanced” ebooks

Random House UK has launched new “enchanced” ebooks–ebooks with extras such as author interviews, photos, videos, games, quizzes, interactive graphics, and the option to listen to or read the text at the start of each chapter. The enhanced ebooks include … Continue reading

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Why Laurie Halse Anderson wrote Wintergirls

A video worth watching! I think this will appeal to readers, teachers, and anyone who has an interest in eating disorders. I think this is a spot of great book promotion! What do you think? Does this video appeal to … Continue reading

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strong girl video – Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

This is a beautiful video written and spoken by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess. It’s like a wish for girls–that they find their own truth and strength. it’s such a positive, strong message for girls written and spoken in … Continue reading

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Funny video promoting a book based on bad reviews

Have you received some bad reviews of your book? Maybe you can do something as creative and funny as this author did. Brad Meltzer took a bunch of negative reviews of his book and had old people with attitude and … Continue reading

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Get yourself written into a James Patterson book

Are you a fan of James Patterson’s books? (I personally love his The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1).) Then you might want to enter his sweepstakes to have your name written into an upcoming James Patterson book. I think … Continue reading

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YA book Dead Is the New Black featured in Seventeen magazine

I love it when YA or children’s books get mentioned in mainstream magazines, TV shows, or sites for teens and children–because I think it helps a larger audience discover new books that they might like to read, and it helps … Continue reading

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Contacts and hand-selling can make a difference in a book’s sales

Authors and publishers should remember that contacts, word-of-mouth, and handselling can help sell books–as author Angela Davis-Gardner knows. According to an article in the News & Observer, Angela Davis-Gardner took many years to write each book (she’s written three so … Continue reading

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extras in books are an added incentive for readers to buy

Over at the Guardian, there’s a post about extras starting to appear at the back of books–things like an author’s Top 10 favourite books, links to recommended websites, and added biographical details. While I haven’t seen those in YA books … Continue reading

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Do you have a debut children’s or teen book coming out soon? Get some free promotion.

If you’re a debut author with a children’s or YA book coming out in the near future, you might be able to cash in on some free book promotion. Alice Pope, editor of the Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market, is … Continue reading

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