book promotion

Will new Facebook user news feed policies restrict authors?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs” on new Facebook restrictions on user news feeds apparently due to come into force in January has [...]

Orion One Book Lane shift: Do publisher-led reader communities work?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Orion Publishing Group, one of Big Five house Hachette‘s imprints, has just relaunched its women’s fiction (dare I say: chick lit?) reader community platform Cherry Picks as One Book [...]

Tesco launches Harper Lee promo to draw Blinkbox Books customers

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched a free ebook giveaway promotion for the Blinbox Books platform that accompanies its Tesco Hudl tablet, launched last year, and its other Blinkbox online [...]

Weekend Roundup: Digital first publishing. Saving bookstores and more

By Joanna Cabot
May 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

‘Freeing’ the Book (L.R. Styles) While traditional-publisher control over the book market has been successfully challenged over the last ten years–to the great satisfaction of indie [...] Another scam on indie authors?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

Another scam targeting self-publishing and has apparently surfaced alongside the Penguin Random House-backed Author Solutions crowd:, which apparently is soliciting payments from [...]

How to pitch your ebook for a possible 'review' to a news editor

By libertyc
November 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

So you’ve written a novel and you’re ready to publish. Maybe you want to release it as an ebook or as a POD paperback — or even both. Then comes the hard part: find an agent, if you [...]

Good Morning Canongate, as book promotion goes broadcast

By libertyc
October 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Any eager and dewy-eyed self-publishers convinced that Kindle Direct Publishing has put them on the same footing as the book majors might want to take a close look at Canongate’s latest [...]

An Intriguing Way to Look at Book Promotion

By libertyc
October 24, 2013 // 4 Comments

In this morning’s links, there was a great article from Digital Book World which talks about the role of the writer in today’s marketplace. Marketer Rob Eagar asserts that there is no [...]

Morning Roundup: Book Promotion, Indie Bookstores, Self-Publishing Segregation? and more

By libertyc
October 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Why Kobo, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Need Dedicated Self-Publishing Sections (GoodeReader) All of these stores have a single thing in common, they list self-published titles side by side with [...]

What do readers owe authors?

By libertyc
April 4, 2013 // 9 Comments

Two great reads came into my inbox this morning, one via Book Riot and one via email, from a blog called Picky Girl, which I have not read. The subject? Reader responsibility. Do they have any? Does [...]

BlackBerry 10 promo campaign features Neil Gaiman

By Dan Eldridge
March 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

“The new BlackBerry Z10 is designed to keep you moving,” reads the copy on the website of a new promotional campaign for the recently-launched smartphone. “So we’ve given it [...]

For a free e-book, just tweet

By Dan Eldridge
March 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

We’ve been writing quite a bit lately about book publicity tactics, which is probably why a recent tweet about a Pan Macmillan promo caught my eye this morning. The promotion couldn’t be [...]

Book Promotion: What Works, What Doesn’t

By libertyc
March 5, 2013 // 4 Comments

Thanks to Nate over at The Digital Reader for alerting me to this great blog post by author Lindsay Buroker. Buroker runs through a number of Amazon ‘tricks’ which, for various reasons, [...]

Group looks to create Rabble Reads, an aggregated book review site for indie and traditional books

By libertyc
March 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

Being able to trust a book review on popular sites such as Amazon and Goodreads is getting difficult. These sites have fake reviews—some good and some bad—designed to work the system by [...]

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