We Grow Media offers classes for building author platforms as well as consulting services.
Authors can use BookBuzzr to help market their books.
Vangelizer helps spread word of mouth marketing for books.
A list of ideas for marketing a fiction book.
Authorbytes builds websites and book trailers for authors.
Code to add a “buy this book” widget to your website.
Tips for writing effective book descriptions from CreateSpace.
How to write effective copy for your book description/flap/jacket.
“Booktalk Nation’s nationwide, phone-in author talks connect readers with authors while supporting independent bookstores.”
Litographs prints books, up to 75,000 words, on t-shirts and posters.
Amazon updates hourly to show the most popular authors on the site.
Sell products and books in exchange for tweets.
Vizify turns Twitter streams into videos.
Libboo is a book discovery service.
“[…] some general characteristics of a potentially winning title. How does your title match up?”
Authors can use Reddit’s AMA to talk to fans.
Keeper Kase, a way to get author autographs for e-books.
Authors can book themselves for radio interviews using RadioGuestList.com
Booktrope helps authors publish books.
The Self Publishing Review offers insights into what sells a book.
“The format of this series is straightforward: each week we invite a self-published author to complete a Q&A, telling us about their work and giving us a little taster of it. They then nominate the next self-published author to answer our questions – like a daisy chain. If we find …
“Penguin has unveiled a new program, aimed at raising the discoverability of its books, that will allow customers to read some of its most anticipated titles months before they go on sale.”
“Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced Amazon Birthday Gift, a new way for customers to surprise friends on their birthdays by joining together to send Amazon.com Gift Cards with birthday messages on Facebook. Once a single friend starts a gift, any of the recipient’s Facebook friends can contribute – and many …
OrangeBerry Book Tours helps authors promote their work.
“Because marketing is one of our greatest challenges as indie authors, IndieReCon brings you a mini-marketing know-how blitz! Featuring articles and workshops from CJ Lyons, Georgia McBride, KP Simmons and Penny Sansevieri this week promises to be all kinds of awesome!”
“The whole idea of who are we talking to is are we talking with them or at them.”
Email author interviews to be featured on E-book Builders.
Tips on building an author fan base.
Tips to host a successful book launch party.
“GoodEReader sat down with Steve Potash, CEO of OverDrive, and Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks, at this week’s BookExpo America event to talk about the early results of their joint experiment in ebook lending, the Big Library Read. This experiment made one Sourcebooks title, The Four Corners of the …
“Authoright has rapidly become the leading provider of marketing and PR services for authors and publishers today.”
9 tips on how to use Twitter successfully, from Cindy Ratzlaff.
“eBookBundles.com is the parent site of a new network of e-book retail storefronts focused on genres—including retail sites for sci-fi, romance and fantasy–that offers bundles of titles by a variety of authors at an economical price. Bundles start at $4.99 and typically include three to six titles from well-known authors …
“HarperCollins has started a new program called e-Insider that will deliver digital galleys to its authors to use in their promotional efforts. The program will deliver what HC called a “limited number” of e-galleys, as well as finished e-books, through a proprietary platform and, using a QR code, authors can …
RCS Libri announced their new project, which allows ebook samples to be streamed on Pinterest. “Here’s our new value proposition to book readers: Whenever they like a book cover featured in one of our Pinterest boards, they can click on it and immediately open the book in digital …
A detailed description of writing a successful marketing plan for self-published authors, by Nick Thacker.
MyWrite is an app that lets authors electronically sign books.
Authorgraph lets authors electronically sign books.
Autography is a service that allows authors to sign books electronically.
Lulu has a tool to help analyze a title’s potential for being a best seller.
StoryNexus, a platform to create interactive elements of a story.
“Black Crown is a web-based story-game that will use micropayments to unlock extra narratives and social elements.”
Theatrics, a crowd-sourced platform where fans create videos for author stories.
Steps on how to be interesting on Facebook.
Find beta readers to help polish your manuscript.
Author’s Promoter is a site that promotes authors by categorizing their work.
Colleen Hoover used a popular bands music in her ebook to get a wave of fans and become a bestselling author.
Use the NaNoWriMo word count meter on your website to show your progress on your short story or book (it’s what Hugh Howey does!)
What ever author website should have, including contact information, email sign-up, and books.
Kobo is promoting Dan Brown’s The Inferno with three short stories, an unsolved puzzle, and a $5,000 prize.
Indie authors band together to promote their books, via a boxed set.
Bringshare, aggregating social media.
Ganxy offers new promotional tools so publishers can give away e-books to a select group of readers.
One author explains how podcasting increases readership of books.
Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann wrote her novel live on Google docs.
PR by the Book, a boutique literary marketing agency.
Amy Einhorn and several authors stopped in multiple cities on an author soiree tour, to promote books.
Nothing Binding connects writers, readers, and book buyers.
Bibliocrunch lists helpful sales tracking tools to determine the success of a book’s marketing plan and/or promotions.
Making books discoverable using search engine optimization (SEO), according to Nick Ruffilo on Publishing Perspectives.
It’s hard to sell books using social media. One author explains why on Self Publishing Review.
6 Tips to Successfully Crowdfund a Project
Authro, a marketing site for self-published authors.
Red14Films creates book trailers.
Hourly update of the success of a free promotion of self-published e-book, The Frog Prince by Elle Lothlorien, on Amazon.
10 marketing strategies for self-publishers. Number one is to keep writing.
Online literary magazine that sends one story at a time, One-Story.
Coordinate a blog tour with fellow authors on Discover Authors.
Author Elle Lothlorien’s formula for having a successful free promotion on Amazon.
A way to effectively promote a book’s free day on Amazon.
Ideas for how to promote books offline, from the bookdesigner.com.
Free website theme from Smashing Magazine that could be used for author websites.
Reasons web design is important and what it can do for you, by the logocompany.
Add extra material and metadata to your book, making it more searchable, with Bookxtra.
Add content from your social media stream with Buffer.
The seven steps to building a complete online presence.
“StoryBundle is a way for people who love to read to discover quality indie books written by indie authors. You know how it’s always hard to find something good to read? StoryBundle hopes to solve that. We take a handful of books—usually about five or so—and group them together to …
Use Rafflecopter for book giveaways and build up a social media presence.
Authors can use Social Explorer to research their target audience.
“With a new, more impactful, efficient way of writing, this handbook introduces writers of all types to the ARC Methoda technique for reader-focused composition that ultimately leads to a devoted readership.”
Four types of links that will help websites rank higher on search engines.
Using QR codes to get people to read books.
Good metadata leads to increased book sales.
A useful tool for generating titles and names.
A platform to find editors, marketers, and anyone else you need on your team to self-publish.
According to Publisher’s Weekly, metadata helps readers discover books, which increases sales.
Shindig, a new service that authors can use to do virtual book tours.
Record videos, edit them, and turn them into webinars to sell more books.
Authors can use webinars to help market their books.
eBook gift cards are popular in Germany.
Libraries are important. They can help with book discovery and boosting sales.
According to a number of sources, Facebook should be afraid of Google. This could change how authors market their books at launch. See more infographics on Quora.
Tips on building traffic-generating blogs, which can help drive book sales.
Tips for launching a book successfully. Includes building a team of early adopters, and finding influential reviewers.
Add this code to help make your ebook go viral.
A site that showcases self-published books.
A site dedicated to showcasing self-published work.
The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. Nominations open to the public on October 1st.
Get targeted YouTube views for your book trailer or other videos related to your latest books.
Opportunity for authors to work together to promote their books.