The BookBuzzr Newsletter
It was around this time that BookBuzzr launched two years ago. It's been an exciting ride and we're deeply appreciative of your support, feedback and use of BookBuzzr book marketing technologies. To celebrate we're running a grand contest with prizes galore for authors. There are daily prizes and a grand prize which includes a basket of book marketing goodies from over 15 book marketing experts. The contest runs from June 24th to June 30th. Watch out for prize, contest and sponsor details on the BookBuzzr blog on June 20th.
Comments Received This Month
"The best part of Freado.com is that there is no gimmick. When they say a book is free, that means it's free. Amazing website I will be sure to visit again often."
- Savannah Libby, Prize Winner on Freado
"I especially appreciate how this site, constantly add new tools and resources. Thanks again."
- Author and BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriber, Leona Bodie
"I am very pleased with your customer service and prompt replies and assistance."
- Author and BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriber, Mary Ann Bernal
Authors in the News
We are also happy to announce that Maura Stone
, author of Five-Star FLEECING is the winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for Comedy.
How to Get More Facebook Likes
One of the primary marketing problems that authors face when they launch their Facebook fan pages is to get a critical mass of users who "Like" their fan page. This causes a chicken and egg problem in the sense that, without enough people liking an author's page, new visitors will not have the social proof necessary to Like the page. The visitor to the Facebook fan page is thinking, "Why should I be among the first visitors to "Like" this author's page?" Further, Facebook requires you to have a minimum of 25 Likes before you can claim a vanity URL (such as www[.]facebook[.]com/YourDesiredPageName) One way to solve this is to make use of the "Get Facebook Likes" area of the BookBuzzr author's forum
and get Facebook Likes from other BookBuzzr Author Pro subscribers. We launched this feature just a few days ago and have already got scores of posts and authors who have begun to benefit. Of course, if you've already got a sufficient number of Facebook fans, you can still benefit from this feature. If you are a BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriber, this feature is available as a complimentary service. Please use it early and use it often. If you have not yet tried a BookBuzzr Author Pro
subscription, do sign-up and give it a whirl. There is a 30 day free trial and you can cancel at any time.
Free Webinar on Book Trailers
Book Trailers are much argued about. Some experts are strongly in favor of it and others think it unimportant. However video content has proven to be an excellent marketing vehicle and as an author you shouldn't miss out on this opportunity for your book.
Join us as Aggie Villanueva (founder Promotion à la Carte, author promotional services), Laurel Marshfield (professional writer, ghostwriter, and developmental editor), Penny C. Sansevieri (CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc.) and Teresa Morrow (owner Key Business Partners, LLC.) talk about book trailers and what makes a great book trailer. You'll learn about creating your own videos above and beyond just a book trailer and marketing your book trailers to reach your book's audience. You'll also have the opportunity to ask your questions live to our panel!
Date and Time: Wed, Jun 22, 2011 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Win Grand Prizes During BookBuzzrs Birthday Month
BookBuzzr is celebrating its birthday month in June and we'd like to thank the author community for supporting us these two years. We're celebrating by giving away several prizes
this month including a $10 Amazon gift certificate and a Kindle. All you need to do is to enter the contests on Freado, earn the required points and use those points to enter into the lucky draws. Click here
to start playing now. You could be the proud winner of a Kindle this month!
Vanishing Prizes Weekly Alert Service from Freado.com
We've received several emails in the past from book lovers and authors mentioning that they missed a prize on Freado. In order to ensure that you don't miss another prize, we've launched a new alert service. Click here
to sign-up for the Vanishing Prizes Weekly Alert Service.
Hot Prizes on Freado for Book Lovers
Click here to win these books for free »
- Blood Lust - 5,000 Points
- Two Out of Three - 8,000 Points
- Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) by J.R. Ward - 15,000 Points
- The Briton and the Dane: Birthright - 2,000 Points
- Color Me Grey - 3,000 Points
- Second Death - 5,000 Points
- Slipping Back and Forth Between Parallels - 5,000 Points
- Night Road by Kristin Hannah - 13,000 Points
- Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, Book 3) by Richelle Mead - 14,000 Points
- Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) [Hardcover] by Suzanne Collins - 16,000 Points
- There Is A River - 5,000 Points
- Nice Girls on Top: Compassionate and Highly Effective Leadership for Women - 5,000 Points
This Month's Top BookBuzzr Books
And now onto the lists of the top BookBuzzr books for the month of May 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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