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How to Sell a Book - How to Market a Book for Stay at Home Mom Income

writing is the easy part
How to sell a book.

It's a little more difficult than it seems.

But if you are looking for stay at home mom income, learning how to market a book you've written is critical.

Read on for some tips.

You've written the book of your dreams.

The research over which publishing route is right for your budget is complete.

Now it's time to share with the world your amazing talent as a writer.

Learning how to sell a book is part of being an author.

Believe it or not, this step can be even harder than actually writing the manuscript in the first place!

That's because there are so many different approaches to this task and not all of them work every time.

Some authors think that their publishing company will take care of all the marketing for them.

Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Even if you are being published by a traditional publishing house, you will be expected to market yourself.

On this page, we'll be taking a peek at how to market a book through various types of social media.

YouTube

Unless you've been completely enslaved by your word processor the last few years, you've probably heard about YouTube.

This handy internet website allows you to post and view videos about everything under the sun.

If you can think of a topic, there's probably a video out there about it. This is a site that started out as just a place to share home movies, and it quickly grew into much, much more.

All kinds of "over-night" sensations have been discovered on it, including pop stars like Justin Bieber. However, YouTube isn't just a place for singers and wannabe stars. Authors have recently discovered its marketing benefits. When learning how to sell a book, this is one site you don't want to ignore.

Many authors create book trailers and post them on YouTube. A book trailer is like watching a movie trailer on TV or at the movies. It's a teaser designed to get a reader interested in purchasing your book.

Some trailers are simple with just basic text and music. Others can include live action and photos. If creating a book trailer isn't your thing, consider using an interview format to introduce both yourself and the book. Since so many people are visual learners, this is a great way to learn how to market a book.


The eBook Book Marketing on a Shoestring Budget: YouTube Marketing for Authors by Shelley Hitz is an excellent resource for those interested in learning how to sell a book with this method.

Ms. Hitz provides simple to use instructions on how to create videos in an interview style, how to plan and set up filming, what kind of lighting you might need, and presentation tips.

She points out early on that you probably already have most of the tools you need to get started so there's no need to panic at the thought of making your own video.

Another nice thing about this eBook is the explanation on how to use YouTube's film editor. There is an easy to follow breakdown on trimming your film, adding text/graphics, and music. The resources and links at the end of the book are also vital in learning how to market a book, showing you where else you can go for additional information.

If you are ready to take your book trailer or interview further by adding a little more style and flair without lots of hassle, try Animoto.com. On this site you can make free 30 second videos using their graphics and music.

Animoto.com offers lots of professional extras. You won't believe how something that looks so good can be so easy! Once you've created your video, it can be downloaded to YouTube for the entire world to see.
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YouTube Marketing for Authors

Are you looking for an effective way to market your book or eBook?

Why not try YouTube? Shelley Hitz has put together the ultimate guide for all those interested in marketing their book on YouTube.

If you are considering writing an eBook or book for profit, you need to check out this resource!

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How to Sell a Book - Social Marketing

How to market a book is made simple by Dana Lynn Smith's eBook The Savvy Book Marketers Guide to Successful Social Marketing.

Marketing your book doesn't necessarily mean spending long hours in the bookstore trying to get people to buy.

Social networking is one of the best tools available for spreading the word about your novel.

For an author wanting to learn how to sell a book, this guide is a must have.

It teaches about several of the most important social media tools out there like Facebook and Twitter.

Unsure how to use either of those social networks? Ms. Smith guides you through the steps, explaining what all the links on each account do and how to use them to your greatest advantage as an author.

At 222 pages, this eBook provides over a hundred links to help deepen your understanding of the importance of social media as a promotion tool.


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Rayven Recommends:
Social Marketing for Authors

Are you using Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media to your networking advantage?

If you are an author, it is vital that you learn the art of social networking.

Dana Lynn Smith has put together the ultimate (over 220 pages!) guide on Social Marketing for authors.

If you are looking to market your book or ebook online, you need to check out this resource!

Savvy Book Marketers Guide to Successful Social Marketing


Marketing Your Book to Libraries

Most authors often overlook this type of book promotion. But when thinking about how to sell a book, all the bases must be covered. Librarians are an excellent resource for promoting books, as well as, purchasing them.

Dana Lynn Smith has also written an eBook called The Savvy Book Marketers Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries. In it, she details how to market a book to libraries, and how to get them to provide reviews for it, too. This eBook is a great companion to Successful Social Marketing.

For more great tips on how to market your book, refer to our section on Marketing Your eBook. Many of the ideas listed there can also be applied to learning how to sell a book.

Keep in mind that we've only touched the surface of all the marketing resources out there. Research them all until you find the right marketing tools for you!



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