The BookBuzzr Newsletter
This month has been an exciting month for us. We've come out with a brand new Facebook Fan Page Widget that takes advantage of the changes made to Facebook Public Profiles. We also discovered that one of our authors - Michael Hicks - has become a top three author on Amazon's Kindle store (just behind legendary science fiction author - Orson Scott Card!) And superstar author Ellen Maze has recommended Freado.com as one of her top sites for authors. And we were also very pleased by a comment made by Freado user - Hira Hasnain who wrote about Freado: "It is a great way to showcase new authors, give them and their books some exposure, and create an enjoyable and rewarding environment for readers as well."
We are deeply touched by the fact that almost all of authors who go in for a BookBuzzr Author Pro subscription never cancel their subscription. For example, author Deanna Jewel has been a BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriber for over 8 months now. She recently said, "Thanks so much! I love your sites and games!"
We are also very appreciative of authors who have gone in for multiple BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriptions. These include Rev Paula J Behrens (7 books), T. Lynne Tolles (5 books) and Catherine Jaime (3 books). Thank you!
Announcing the New Facebook Fan Page Widget from BookBuzzr!
You asked and we're delivering! It's a shiny new Facebook Fan Page Widget which allows you to create an engaging Facebook Fan Page in minutes. Hiring a professional to build such a Fan Page would ordinarily cost an author at least a few hundred dollars. At BookBuzzr we're committed to delivering the most imaginative book marketing technologies at a highly affordable price. All BookBuzzr Author Pro subscribers automatically get access to BookBuzzr's Facebook Fan Page Widget along with all of the other cool book promotion technologies such as the Hangman game, exposure in the CoverMatcher game on Freado.com and the Amazon Sales Alert tool. To get the BookBuzzr Facebook Fan Page Widget, simply log into your book marketing home page and follow the on screen instructions. After installing the Facebook Fan Page Widget do give us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We'll even be happy to work on some special requests or improvements to your fan page if you will tell us what specifically you need and if that need is something that other BookBuzzr authors may also have. Click here
to see a demo fan page of author Chetan Dhruve.
Amazon Kindle Secrets Revealed by BookBuzzr Best Selling Author Michael Hicks
Did you know that you have to sell six times as many books at $0.99 as you do at $2.99 to make the same amount in royalties? Or that adding in a little review request at the end of your book can get you more reviews on Amazon? This month we got a chance to interview best selling author and BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriber
Michael Hicks. Michael shared plenty of ideas about book pricing, handling negative reviews on Amazon and about how his Twitter account is driving over 90% of his sales. Read this interview now!
Announcing a New Book Review Feature
If you are a BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriber and are giving away your book as a prize in order to promote it, you have yet another reason to be delighted. We've now got a new book review feature which works like this: The winner of the book is asked if they will be willing to write a short review of the book. If the winner consents, then you (the author) can follow up with him or her after a few weeks for a review either on Amazon or other online venue. A special thanks to author Maura Stone
author of Five-Star Fleecing
who suggested this feature to us.
Your Hangman Game Can Spice Up Your Email Signature!
Authors are known to be creative but this author takes the cake. This month we came across author JC De La Torre who has added a link in his email signature to a Hangman game that he's created
. We think it's a great idea because it gets all his email recipients to want to click through and check out the game ... thus converting email recipients into potential readers! If you have used any BookBuzzr technology in a creative way and would like to share it with other BookBuzzr authors, do email us email@example.com
Marketing Your Book in an iWorld (aka the Apple Universe)
This month at BookBuzzr's Book Marketing Technologies Center, we're going to be examining the possibilities and the challenges of book marketing in the iWorld. We'll examine strategies for book promotion using apps that can be downloaded in the App Store. We'll investigate the ideal way to create author websites and blogs that cater to iPad and iPhone users. Please keep checking for online webinar schedules
and the blog posts on this topic.
BookBuzzr Authors in the News
short story "Truth, Fiction, Denial: A Big Bass Story" is a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Prose Award where it will also be considered for inclusion in Best New Writing, edited by Christopher Klim.
Won an award? Got a story to share? Tell us firstname.lastname@example.org
Win a Kindle for Easter
We're giving away a free Kindle for Easter
(April 24th.) So brush up those grey cells in your brain and play the CoverMatcher
games on Freado. You could walk away with more than just an egg this Easter!
Hot Prizes on Freado for Book Lovers
Click here to win these books for free »
- Heart of Vesuvius (Sequel to Darkest Memory) - 2,000 Points
- STARQUEST - 3,000 Points
- Unexpected Rendezvous - 4,000 Points
- Suite Nothings - 5,000 Points
- Slipping Back and Forth Between Parallels - 5,000 Points
- Mental Shrillness - 1,000 Points
- LAUGH NOW - 1,000 Points
- Dead Line - 1,000 Points
- Feckless Tales of Supernatural, Paranormal, and Downright Presumptuous Ilk - 6,000 Points
- Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) by J.R. Ward - 11,000 Points
- The Perfect Pandemic: How Mass-Denial Turned A Curable Brain Disease Into THE PANDEMIC TO END ALL PANDEMICS - 20,000 Points
- The Hunger Games: Book 1 by Suzanne Collins - 10,000 Points
This Month's Top BookBuzzr Books
And now onto the lists of the top BookBuzzr books for the month of February 2011.
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About The BookBuzzr Newsletter
BookBuzzr is a monthly email newsletter packed with the most important book-marketing technology information to help you sell more books with less effort. It also contains a listing of the month's most viewed book-extracts and book-widgets that are available in the BookBuzzr format.
By Vikram Narayan
BookBuzzr Book Marketing Technology
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