New Year’s Resolutions for Marketing Your Book: Say Yes to New Things

Guest Expert: Phyllis Zimbler Miller Thanks to the Internet, the release date of our published or self-published books no longer matter as long as the books are available online. We can continue to market our books indefinitely. And this is a great time of year to look ahead and commit…

Have a Holly Jolly Promotion Season for Your Book

Or How to Jazz Up a Writing Career with Holiday Promotions Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson Have you heard of The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans? It was originally self-published. Evans believed in himself (and his book) when big publishers didn’t. When it did well, “lo and behold,” as they say…

How to Create Terrific Content for Your Virtual Book Tour

How to Create Terrific Content for Your Virtual Book Tour

Today’s guest post from Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer, is part of the virtual book tour for her newest book marketing guide, Virtual Book Tour Magic. Whether you’re writing articles or doing interviews, a virtual book tour is your opportunity to shine in front of a targeted audience…

What To Keep In Mind When Publishing eBooks

What To Keep In Mind When Publishing eBooks

Guest: Andrea Susan Glass According to Forrester Research, digital book sales tripled to $966 million in 2010 and are set to almost triple again by 2015. Last summer, Amazon said sales of ebooks for its Kindle reader had far eclipsed hardcover book sales. In about 2007, Amazon introduced its Kindle…

5 Lessons I Learnt About Book Marketing from Writing Get Noticed

5 Lessons I Learnt About Book Marketing from Writing Get Noticed

Guest: Marcus Taylor, co-author of the book Get Noticed About four months ago Rob (co-author) and I were discussing whether to self-publish our book or instead go down the traditional publishing route, in the end we chose to self-publish – after all, we had written a book about getting noticed,…

3 Steps to e-Book Cover Design Success

Guest Expert: Joel Friedlander The move to e-books has brought with it a new challenge for book cover designers, amateur and professional. The first challenge, of course, if you’ve been designing book covers for any time, is to understand exactly what an e-book cover really is. Unlike print books, which…

Is the eBook Expressway Every Author’s Back Road — to Big Bucks & a Bona Fide Writing Career?

Is the eBook Expressway Every Author’s Back Road — to Big Bucks & a Bona Fide Writing Career?

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield While rarely noticed, there’s an instructive parallel between people who yearn to be famous authors and those who yearn to be famous actors. The mainstream literary scene, like Hollywood, is constellated by twenty-five or so big-name authors with literary-auction-level fame (and among actors, by twenty-five or…

Congratulations Carolyn on Winning USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” Award!

Recently we got to know that Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a BookBuzzr Author won The USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” Award for best business book in the writing category for her new edition of The Frugal Book Promoter. Congratulations Carolyn! (USABookNews.com, is the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent…

EEEEEE-books!! 5 Top Questions

EEEEEE-books!! 5 Top Questions

A short intro to digital media for authors who haven’t got a clue Guest Expert: Lynn Serafinn I’m a fairly techie person. I’m on the computer so much I might has well have a microprocessor implanted into my brain so I didn’t have to sit at my desk all the…

Going Digital with eBooks

Going Digital with eBooks

Guest Expert: Paula Krapf “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” Stephen Fry What’s relatively inexpensive to produce, has a quick turnaround time, and is Evergreen? In the publishing world, we’re talking about eBooks. Once mostly unknown and obscure documents with limited distribution, eBooks in some…

Smart Strategies for Pricing Your Ebook

Guest Expert: Dana Lynn Smith There’s no doubt that ebooks sales are sizzling, and ebooks have even surpassed sales of printed books on Amazon.com. But the publishing industry continues to wrestle with the issue of how to price ebooks competitively, while still providing a reasonable profit for authors and publishers.…

Plan your (eBook) “Flight”  and “Fly Your Plan”

Plan your (eBook) “Flight” and “Fly Your Plan”

Expert: Claudia Jackson Pilots use checklists for pre-flight and pre-landing operations. A checklist helps keep a pilot focused, remember important details and most importantly help them make good decisions to prevent simple errors that might otherwise lead to disaster. In order for your book get a great take-off you need…

Having a Eye-Catching Author Website is Easier Than You Think

Having a Eye-Catching Author Website is Easier Than You Think

Guest: Frank Anderson I’m not an author, I’m a web designer and web hosting manager. I’ve never written a book, but I’ve seen hundreds, if not thousands of websites created by authors to pitch their latest project. And it makes me cringe every time I see a book with so…

The Amazon Launch for Your Book: What You Can Learn from My Mistakes

The Amazon Launch for Your Book: What You Can Learn from My Mistakes

Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or partnering with your publisher (updated and expanded to 416 pages!) As the author of The Frugal Book Promoter and other award-winning books in the HowToDoItFrugally series of books, I…

Amazon Author Page

Amazon Author Page

Guest Expert: April L. Hamilton Amazon has been instrumental in the rise of the indie author. Amazon provides do it yourself publishing platforms both for ebooks (Kindle Digital Publishing platform) and print (Createspace), as well as its own imprint for a print and ebook publishing model. But that’s just the…