14 January, 2022

Where to Get Your Book Reviewed

By |2022-01-13T16:32:36-07:00January 14, 2022|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on Where to Get Your Book Reviewed

In these constantly changing times, it’s critical to stay updated on the places and strategies you can use to get more reviews.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll lay out all of the steps you’ll need to take when reaching out to reviewers.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (10 AM PST, 1 PM EST) to learn more about:

• How to find a reviewer that’s a good fit for your book
• Using your location, genre, and book topics to improve your chances
• How to get more Amazon reviews
• and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click […]

5 January, 2022

Online Advertising Explained

By |2022-01-05T14:31:34-07:00January 5, 2022|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media|Comments Off on Online Advertising Explained

Advertising is a great way to reach new audiences, but the online space can be intimidating with its nearly limitless options.

For this Authors Academy presentation, we broke down where you should advertise online, how you should do it, and how long you should invest.

Join the Authors Academy to learn more about:

  • The best websites to place an ad
  • How to make an advertisement appealing
  • Advertising strategies for authors
  • and more!

To register for the next webinar, go to wheatmark.com/register.

12 November, 2021

Book Festivals vs. Writing Conferences

By |2021-11-11T22:14:35-07:00November 12, 2021|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on Book Festivals vs. Writing Conferences

We talk a lot about how to reach new audiences online—but what about networking and marketing your book offline?

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’re taking a deep dive into book festivals and writers conferences, and how they can help you.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (10 AM PST, 1 PM EST) to learn more about:

  • Which author events to consider attending
  • How to make the most of a book festival
  • Networking at writers conferences
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

27 October, 2021

How to Get Booked on a Podcast (and More!)

By |2021-10-27T15:26:43-07:00October 27, 2021|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on How to Get Booked on a Podcast (and More!)

Although it can be intimidating, reaching out to podcasters, radio shows, newspapers, and book reviewers is the best way to introduce your book to wider audiences.

For today’s Authors Academy presentation, we laid out all of the steps you need to take to start collaborating with other content creators.

Authors Academy members can watch the recording to learn:

  • How to find the right creators to contact
  • What to offer and what to ask for
  • How to keep the marketing momentum going
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

To make sure you don’t miss our next Authors Academy webinar, click the link below to register:

17 September, 2021

How to Think Like a Book Marketer

By |2021-10-27T15:26:49-07:00September 17, 2021|Authors Academy, Marketing|Comments Off on How to Think Like a Book Marketer

Writing a book is a feat on its own, but learning how to market that book is a whole other adventure.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll explore how marketers look at product sales and how you can use that same marketing knowledge to grow your book’s audience.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (11 AM PST, 2 PM EST) to learn more about:

  • How to target your audience
  • Spreading your book to new locations
  • Holding events and talks about your book
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

16 August, 2019

Summer Social Series: Instagram

By |2019-08-16T12:49:36-07:00August 16, 2019|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media|Comments Off on Summer Social Series: Instagram

Join us next Wednesday for the third and final installment of our Summer Social Series: Instagram: The Art of Image-Driven Content.

Now one of the most popular social media platforms available, the photo-sharing app has come a long way from its humble beginnings. So why should you “do it for the ‘gram?’”

Because a whopping 1 billion people use Instagram every month! Sixty percent of users (that’s 600+ million people) seek out and discover new products on Instagram, and more than 200 million users visit at least one business profile every day.

If you have something to sell, this personal and business platform is a great opportunity for you to reach those customers.

Here’s what you’ll discover when you

11 January, 2019

Book Signings and Back-of-the-Room Sales

By |2019-01-14T10:53:43-07:00January 11, 2019|Authors Academy, Marketing, Resources, Webinars|Comments Off on Book Signings and Back-of-the-Room Sales

You may know that here at the Authors Academy, we’re strong advocates of using the Web to build your author platform.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to build an audience face-to-face, too: either locally, regionally, nationally, or beyond.

The truth is, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of meeting your readers (and gaining new fans) in person!

And, of course — in addition to being a great way to build buzz for your projects — book events can be just plain fun.

Join us next week as we tackle “Book Signings and Back-of-the-Room Sales” with one of our favorite Tucson-based publicists, Lynn Wiese Sneyd.

Lynn Wiese Sneyd coordinates national, regional and local publicity campaigns for authors of non-fiction and fiction books. She’s scheduled author appearances on major television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and PBS affiliates), Sirius Satellite, syndicated AM/FM radio shows, and internet podcasts.

In addition, she’s worked with […]

23 July, 2018

Think About Book Marketing: What is Your Annual Book Buying Budget?

By |2018-07-20T16:10:08-07:00July 23, 2018|Marketing, News, Publishing|Comments Off on Think About Book Marketing: What is Your Annual Book Buying Budget?

Writers . . . you know yourselves, and you know the work and play of creating a manuscript. You know your characters, topics, arcs, themes, word counts, and gerunds. You are the ones wondering who your readers will be, and what you want to know is: who will be the buyers of your book?
Here’s a list of potential customers for your book-as-creative-product:

• Libraries
• Corporations that buy in bulk to distribute to employees or clients
• Parents, on behalf of their children
• People who love to read and have space in their homes for a printed book collection
• People who love donating and/or reselling their printed books
• People in the general population, one-by-one
• Friends and family
• Activists who appreciate going to lectures and meeting authors

Now, here are questions to you from the other side of your desk:

What is your annual book budget?

What do you […]

11 July, 2017

Are you, too, missing this marketing tool?

By |2018-03-29T11:09:19-07:00July 11, 2017|Marketing|Comments Off on Are you, too, missing this marketing tool?

Almost everyone you meet these days has a smart phone. And while the smart phone is one of the greatest new marketing tools, this phenomenon is contributing to one of the greatest marketing failures people commit every single day.

Let me explain:

Any new person you meet at a business mixer or social event can, technically, just tell you their phone number or email and you can simply enter it into your phone on the spot, right? Or save it in a voice memo.

So who really needs business cards these days?

Additionally, you can just have them enter your contact info into their phones when you meet them, right?

If only that were so easy….

For one, people you meet may not have time to give you their contact information and certainly no time to wait while you stumble around in your phone to open the right app. This happened to me recently and the […]

15 March, 2017

The Power of the Reviewer’s Pen

By |2018-03-29T11:09:20-07:00March 15, 2017|Marketing, Publishing|Comments Off on The Power of the Reviewer’s Pen

MarthersBookPeriodically I call one of our authors with a better-selling book and chat with them about their book marketing efforts, and what they believe is responsible for their sales success. I had one such conversation recently with Janet Marthers (janetmarthers. com), the lead author of Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College (ISBN: 9781627872621). The book is different from other college guides in that it uses students’ interests, both academic and non-academics, as the primary tool to help them navigate the college selection process, and discover colleges and opportunities that they might otherwise overlook. If you or someone you know is evaluating colleges, I highly recommend that you check out this unique book.

Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College was published in December of 2015. In March 2016 Forbes interviewed Marthers about the book, and she noticed […]

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