Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sell More Books by Steve and Cherie Miller

Can low-profile, not-yet-famous authors get published and sell lots of books? This book says "Yes!" and tells how.

“…a comprehensive guide to marketing a book…[a] well-written, engaging resource that’s loaded with specific tips…. Brimming with creative ideas, Sell More Books! should prove to be a low profile author’s best friend.” - ForeWord Reviews

Writers and publishers will find the latest insider tips on writing and publishing more marketable books. Learn up-to-date information on publishing options, social networking, and "tried and true" book marketing tactics.

Includes hundreds of practical book-selling strategies for both traditionally and self-published authors. Learn which methods may work best for your books and your personality, and which methods might be a complete waste of time.

Should all authors blog? Should all authors do Twitter? According to the authors, in some cases these strategies can produce results; for others, they will be a waste of time. This book provides the wisdom to help authors make wise choices.

Chapters include:

Write a Marketable Book
Write a Title and Subtitle That Attracts Audiences
Attract People with your Cover
Publish through the Most Marketable Channel
Get Lots of Blurbs from All Kinds of People
Optimize Your Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pages
Build a Professional Online Presence
Submit Your Book to Contests
Check Your Attitudes toward Marketing
Use Guiding Principles to Prioritize Initiatives
Seek Early Reviews from Respected Book Review Sources
Seek Reviews and Endorsements from Busy Blogs
Seek Reviews and Endorsements from Other Publications
Attract Attention through Social Media
Optimize Digital Sales
Sell Your Book in Brick and Mortar Stores (Not Just Bookstores!)
Help Reporters and Journalists with their Articles
Consider Radio (Even if You’re Shy!)
Consider Speaking (Even if You’re Shy!)
John Kremer’s Twelve Tips for Low-Profile Authors
Bulk Sales Beyond the Bookstore: An Interview with Brian Jud
Consider Press (News) Releases

Low platform authors can win! Author J. Steve Miller didn't have a degree in music; neither was he a professional musician. Yet, he wrote a book on music that was published by a respected publisher and was translated into Dutch, German, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. He doesn't have a degree in education, yet his educational resources are used by schools and teachers in every state and over 30 countries.

“Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, the author must do the promotion. This book provides solid guidance and is full of valuable tips.” - Dan Poynter, best-selling author of over 125 books and revisions, recognized authority on book marketing, promoting and distributing, author of The Self-Publishing Manual

Steve and Cherie Miller love to write, publish, and help fellow authors. Cherie serves as president of the Georgia Writers Association. Steve is president of Legacy Educational Resources. Contributors Brian Jud and John Kremer are two of the most highly respected names in book marketing.

About the Author

Steve and Cherie Miller love to write, publish, and help fellow authors. They live on Lake Allatoona in Metro Atlanta. Cherie serves as president of the Georgia Writers Association. Steve is president of Legacy Educational Resources. Contributors Brian Jud and John Kremer are two of the most highly respected names in book marketing. Blythe Daniel is a Colorado literary agent and book publicist with experience in the traditional publishing industry. Stephanie Richards is a Georgia publicist.

8 comments:

Koala Bear Writer said...

Looks like some great tips. Wonder if his tips apply to fiction as well as nonfiction?

Marcia said...

Hi Bonnie - yes, I think there are lots of tips here for authors in all genres.
Marcia

Rose mcCauley said...

Yes, Steve's tips work for fiction and non-fiction books, too. The book is packed with numerous ideas and then you pick from the ones you think might work for you. And you can always go back and try some more. Excellent!

yvonne pat wright said...

I'm happy to endorse all the great things said about this book. Most deserving

Bernard said...

Steve and his wife has written a great book on marketing. I'm almost finished reading it. But when I started, two months ago, I immediately scrapped my marketing plan because I knew when I finished reading and studying what Steve has offered us, I would have to start over again. I believe that Steve's book is an incredible resource and I praise God for his sharing.

Deborah H Bateman said...

Steve,thanks for sharing your book with us. May God bless you!

Steve Miller said...

Thanks for all the great input! Hope that it helps all of you to "Sell More Books!"

Self Publishing on Kindle said...

Wow. Sounds like a good read. I do agree that trying to get people to actually buy your book can be a huge challenge, even if your book is the best publication in the world. This is when creating a buzz about your novels and books is vital, and you can use social networks, forums and blogs to advertise your book.