Category: Marketing Your Books

Fuel Your Fire: Goodreads is a Great Thing

By Whitney McKendree Moore ONE ANSWER: GOODREADS! When literary strategist, Tom Blubaugh, suggested joining Goodreads Dot Com, I was reluctant. The last thing I felt I needed was yet another learning curve on yet another website. I was already feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the social networks in which I was participating. Today, I stand Read More …

Competition. Why do we assume it is bad news?

“America’s business model is based on Capitalism.  Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive markets. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investment is determined by the owners… and Read More …

Why self-publish?

One of the reasons we started the community is to help authors enjoy the most success.  by Tom Blubaugh Yes, I am saying that we should do all the work of publishing ourselves.  Here is why: No query letters, rejection letters, months lost while waiting to hear back on our manuscripts. One publisher lost my Read More …

Marketing Your Book: Permafree?

4) Marketing: Does Permafree Still Work? By Randy Ingermanson People ask me all the time if permafree still works as a marketing strategy. That raises a couple of obvious questions: What is “permafree”? What does it mean for a marketing strategy to “work?” I’ll tackle this issue as a series of questions and answers. Q: Read More …