Marketing Tips Around The Net: January 14th

I t’s Friday and I have been reading through a lot of book marketing posts. Below are 10 that have caught my eye.

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Now, on to the list…

1. Importance of Having a Domain Name to Support Your Unique Selling Proposition- It was a tough choice to pick just one post from Phyllis Zimbler Miller’s blog for today’s carnival. When you’re done with this one, check out her others she has written this week.

2. A Tome by Any Other Name: 5 Attributes of a Title That Sells- Todd Rutherford talks about how to choose a title that sells books.

3. The Evolution of How I use Twitter- Jane Friedman has a great post in Twitter, including items that inspired a post of mine this week about Paper.li

4. Publishing Insiders Wrap-Up: Branding: The Secret to Selling More Books- Paula Krapf talks branding and how it will help you sell more books.

5. 7 Ways to Market Your Book by Giving Away Free Stuff- Dana Lynn Smith invites Vikram Narayan of BookBuzzr to talk about giving away things to get more sales. I’m honored that he included one of my techniques as a case study.

6. Add your book to Amazon’s ‘Search Inside This Book’ feature- Roger C. Parker invites Stephanie Chandler to talk about how and why you should implement Amamzon’s ‘Search Inside’ feature.

7. Amazon Kindle Lets Book Buyers Lend Books!- Carolyn Howard-Johnson talks about a new feature for Kindle authors that allow readers to lend books to their friends.

8. How To Create A Book Trailer- Joanna Penn walks you through the process of putting together a great trailer for your book.

9. A New Twist on Book Promotion- L. Diane Wolfe talks with Jamieson Wolf about a very non-traditional book promotion technique.

10. Top 10 Attributes of a Successful Blogger- Daniel Scocco discusses whether you have what it takes to be a successful blogger or not.

That’s it for this week around the net. I look forward to seeing you all Monday. I hope you have a great weekend. Me, I’ll be helping put up one of those fort swing sets for my twin boys.

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  1. Stephanie Chandler January 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Thanks for including my post. Looks like an excellent round-up of marketing tips!

  2. Paula Krapf January 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Thanks for including us! And I love to see what else is on the roundup – there is always a ton of great information!

  3. Carolyn Howard-Johnson January 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Thank you for including my blog post on this new Amazon benefit (which it is!) in your Friday carnival, Tony. I think too many authors get their panties in a bunch over lending books. I’ve even heard some complain about lending libraries!

    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging writers’ resources at Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites pick http://www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

  4. Tony Eldridge January 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Stephanie, you’re welcome. I love the practical tips you gave on Roger’s site. Amazon is a powerful tool for authors. In many ways, it can help equalize the authors with a large budget and those with a smaller one.. to an extent. But as you demonstrate, we need to take advantage of everything available to us.

  5. Tony Eldridge January 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Paula, I’m always looking at AME’s blog for great ideas. You all have a premium site full of great info for authors. You are turning into perennial experts on my Friday’s roundup.

  6. Tony Eldridge January 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Carolyn, I couldn’t agree more. Lending your book is a way to increase its exposure. In fact, I wrote about this very thing in a post titled, Have Readers Loan Your Book Out For More Sales

  7. Hilary Melton-Butcher January 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Hi Tony .. there are some very good posts here – that I hope everyone gets a chance to read .. I’m still catching up .. but love your Friday tips .. thanks – Hilary

  8. Tony Eldridge January 18, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    Thanks, Hilary! We had a great set of posts for Friday. I learned a ton from the authors.

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