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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Free Informational Resources For Independent Authors

Published in The BookBaby Blog


Association of Independent Authors


The 6 Best Book Marketing Blogs

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Free informational resources for independent authors

Hey, how 'bout that?
Author Phil Bolsta The BookBaby Blog mentioned in his list of must-follow book marketing websites .
This list appears in a much longer (and very informative) article from Phil about the process of promoting his book in both printed and eBook formats. Check it out  HERE .
If you're looking for some website recommendations, I've excerpted that portion of his article below (taking out the plug for BookBaby - since you're already here!)

Subscribe to Book Marketing Blogs

The more you study book promotion and expose yourself to fresh ideas, the better off you'll be. Here are some blogs that start with:
1st  The Creative Penn: Thoughts on Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing  by Joanna Penn. A site for people interested in writing, publishing of all kinds and internet marketing / promotion for their books (in print / eBook or audio format).  Click here  for Joanna's list of helpful resources, Including the free  Author 2.0 Blueprint: 58 pages on writing , publishing and book marketing
2nd  Book Promotion Blog  by Stacey Miller, founder of SJ Miller Communications, a book promotion firm specializing in developing winning media strategies for authors.
3rd  The Savvy Book Marketer . Through games years of publishing experience and degree in marketing, Dana Lynn Smith helps authors learn how to sell more books through games how-to guides, training programs, one-on-one coaching services, blog and newsletter.
4th  Let's Get Visible: How to Get Noticed and Sell More Books  by David Gaughran, an Irish writer living in London.
5th  BookMarketingBuzzBlog . A blog dedicated to covering the worlds of book publishing and the news media, revealing creative ideas, practical strategies, interesting stories and provocative opinions. Along the way, discover savvy but entertaining insights on book marketing, public relations, branding, and advertising from Brian Feinblum, a veteran of two decades in the industry of book publishing publicity and marketing.
6th  Independent Book Marketing Group (IBMG) , a blog written by authors and marketing professionals dedicated to helping authors sell more books.
Chris Robley

About Chris Robley

Chris Robley has written 421 posts in this blog.
 splits his time between the Portlands Oregon and Maine. Generally, he plays music on the West Coast and writes poems on the East - though sometimes that gets mixed up. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is "one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time." Robley's poetry has been published in Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Magma Poetry, Pacifica Literary Review, Arsenic Lobster, and more.

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