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Creating a Book Trailer That Sells Books

While a video can be a great attention-getter online, a poor-quality book trailer can be disastrous for your promotions. Here are ways to create a book trailer that sells books.
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Six Social Media Marketing Tips For First-Time Authors

If you're looking for readership and engagement, finishing your book is the first step. These social media marketing tips can help you frame your approach to the process of promoting yourself and your work online.
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10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Book Launch Party

You’ve written your book and completed the hard work of producing it. Now, it’s time to release it to the world. In other words, it’s time for a book launch party.
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The Book Launch Blueprint: Build a Framework for Your Writing Platform

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tim Grahl joined our January #BBchat Twitter Chat to discuss how writers can plan their own successful book launch.
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What is a galley, and why do you need one?

Authors, you need to print galleys before your book launch. No, not THAT kind of galley! Though rowing into a book fair on a ship powered by oarsmen would be an impressive way to launch your book. Galleys, or advanced reader copies (ARCs), are printed versions of your book that you will give away for free to reviewers, bloggers, distributors, retail buyers, and other industry contacts.
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Book Reviews: The Ultimate Word Of Mouth Promotion

When planning your book promotion and marketing, remember this equation: more book reviews equals more sales.
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Charmisse M. Owens, self-published author

Charmisse M. Owens is a first-generation college graduate who self-published "Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started College" with BookBaby.

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