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Why You Should Do A FREE Kindle Book Launch Promotion

I recommend that new, relatively unknown authors consider a free Kindle Book Launch Promotion using Kindle Select.   Normally a FREE promotion should be accompanied with promotion on various e book sites that promote free or discounted eBooks. Here are the benefits of doing a FREE Book Launch Promotion on Kindle: It gets you noticed. The challenge today for authors is not getting published (which is relatively easy) but getting noticed.   A FREE promotion of your Kindle is an inexpensive way to get lots of downloads Read More +

Voyage Media – Bookstand Publishing’s Partner in Book-to-Screen Services

Bookstand Publishing has partnered with Voyage Media to offer a premier selection of Book-to-Screen services to help you get your book in front of a producer and to pitch your story in a professional way that entertainment executives will understand and appreciate. Voyage Media has developed, sold, produced and/or distributed over 2000 entertainment projects for self and unpublished authors, emerging screenwriters and power-house production companies and studios such as Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and many others.   Voyage Testimonials and Success Stories I’ve produced a Read More +

Developing a Marketing Plan to Sell Your Book – Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Book is Published

Books don’t sell themselves. You need to promote them. The first step in promoting your book is to develop a marketing plan to sell your book. If you don’t know where you are going, no road will take you there. If you want to sell books, you need to know where you are going; you need to have a plan on how you are going to sell your book. To develop a basic marketing plan to sell your book, you need to ask yourself four Read More +

Promote Your Book With a Video Book Trailer

A Video Book Trailer can be an effective tool to promote your book.  A Video Book Trailer can be an especially effective way to: Increase traffic to your Author Website.   The search engines love video! In addition, a Book Trailer on your website helps increase the professional image of your book and helps to separate it from the pack. Promote your book to your social media network.  Facebook, Goodreads and LinkedIn are all good places to post your video Book Trailer and, if you have Read More +

Backseat Becomes an Amazon Top 20 Bestseller!

Backseat, written by Tom Wascoe and published by Bookstand Publishing has become an Amazon Top 20 Best Seller! Currently Backseat is ranking #15 for Kindle sales in Men’s Adventure and Literary Humor on Amazon. In addition, with an overall ranking of 3034, it is among the top 1% of Amazon Kindle sales. Backseat is a fictional coming-of-age story about Michael whose freshman year of college has not gone well either socially or academically. In 1969, failure from college or dropping out of school means the draft Read More +

Debits and Credits Made Easy, an Introductory Accounting Book, Becomes an Amazon Best Seller!

Debits and Credits Made Easy: A Survival Guide for Your First Week in Introductory Accounting, written by Professor John Sebastian Strange and published by Bookstand Publishing, has bolted to the top of the Amazon Best Seller Rankings! As of today the book is the # 3 ranked overall book under Financial Accounting and the #2 ranked Kindle book. In addition, the book is ranked #4 in Best Sellers for Two-Hour Business & Money Short Reads. Debits and Credits Made Easy is an ideal book for anyone Read More +

Marketing Your Book on Goodreads

By Cynthia Shannon Goodreads Author Marketing Coordinator “Go where the readers are” is the standard advice for authors contemplating how to best market their books. With more than 30 million members, Goodreads is the world’s largest community of readers. Even better, Goodreads’ mission is to help readers find and share books they love. For authors, it provides a platform to Continue Reading

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"With more than 30 million members, Goodreads is the world's largest community of readers."  Every self-published author interested in marketing their book should have an account on Goodreads.

Why You Should Give Away Your Book

After you’ve written your book and poured your time, heart, and soul into it, it is natural to balk at the idea of giving your book away for free.  There are many instances, however, in which you should give your book away. Reviewers and Media Contacts The first and most obvious instance in which you should give your book away for free is when you are trying to get reviewers to review your book and secure publicity through media contacts.  Just remember, the more books Read More +

How To Set Up Book Signings

Book signings can be a great tool to promote your self published book.  A lot of work goes into setting up book signings, so you should be prepared to invest a lot of time and energy into the process. Larger bookstores will often schedule their book signings months in advance, so make sure that you contact the bookstore well ahead of the time that you are hoping to hold the event.  Start by making a list of stores and phone numbers.  It is easier to Read More +

Online Relationships are Key to Marketing Your Self Published Book

Today, more books are purchased online than through traditional bookstores. The key to making online book sales happen is to establish key relationships with websites, blogs, and social networking sites of special interest to your target market. Here are the steps to do this: 1.  Make A List of the Sites and Blogs of Most Interest to Your Potential Audience I recommend that authors make a list of the top five targeted websites and top five targeted blogs or social networking sites that your most Read More +