Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Penny C. Sansevieri

Now that Amazon is allowing preorders, I see a lot of authors jumping on the preorder bandwagon, and while that’s great, there’s a lot to consider before you do this. First, if you aren’t familiar with the Amazon preorder, let me explain how it works.
In a minute, I’ll take you through the steps to get your book into preorder, but first let’s look at when and how this may benefit you.

First off, you need to be a KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) author. On Amazon’s KDP/Preorder information page, they say that preorder is great to start building buzz and, true, it is. Though, there is one caveat to this. Over the years I’ve found that preorders aren’t as effective if you have no fan base, and even then it’s iffy.

So what’s the real benefit to the preorder? Well, let’s break this down.

First Time Published Author: 

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Why writing a novel is not like writing for your day job – and how to transition | Nail Your Novel
  2. Fiction University: Marketing and the Small Press
  3. The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death
  4. Understanding Writing Advice | The Editor's Blog
  5. 5 Book-Pitch Selling Points: The Complete Package - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  6. 37 Ways To Write About Anger - Writers Write
  7. Don’t Let Anybody Should On You! | Molly Greene: Writer Take Charge of Your Life and Your Writing
  8. 8 Ways to Motivate Your Followers to Amplify Your Content Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog
  9. Web Sites - Bye-Bye to These 10 Web Design Trends : MarketingProfs Article
  10. 5 Steps to Managing Self-Doubt | Brittany Policastro
  11. 10 Fantastic Instagram Posts and Why They Work
  12. Podcasting and Indie Authors: Is Podcasting Right for You? by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer
  13. 7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs : @ProBlogger
  14. What the Fiction Editor Looks For - Rachelle Gardner
  15. Charted: How history’s most creative people organized their days - The Washington Post
  16. How to Improve Your Amazon Book Description & Metadata | Jane Friedman
  17. The Best Way for Writers to Use Amazon’s Preorder Feature | Live Write Thrive
  18. #55: How to Create a Survey to Find Your Target Market - Amy Porterfield
  19. Author, Jody Hedlund: 7 Setting Basics That Can Bring a Story to Life
  20. How To Build A Brand In 5 Days
  21. Marketing Your Book | The Creative Penn
  22. Book Marketing Tip: Your Attitude | Book Marketing Bestsellers 
  23. Your Kindle Is More Than an eReader: 5 Hidden Kindle Features
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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