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Free Personal Marketing Advice from Proven Marketing Expert

Before posting in this marketing forum, please try to read 10 Step Plan to Promote Your Book: Online Book Marketing on Any Budget. This forum is mainly for followup questions and discussion after reading that book. This forum does indeed allow for much broader discussion of marketing and promotion than just that book, but it's good for everyone to be on the same page about the basics.

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Free Personal Marketing Advice from Proven Marketing Expert

Post Number:#1 by Scott
» 21 Apr 2017, 09:06

I'm a proven marketing expert. My website OnlineBookClub.org has over 140,000 members. My book Achieve Your Dreams earned over 4,000 downloads in the first week it was out on Kindle. In fact, one day it earned over 1,700 downloads on Kindle in a single day.

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It does not have to be about books and reading. It can be about marketing books, but it doesn't have to be. I'm happy to give you my advice on marketing in general. :)
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Post Number:#2 by RJRees
» 23 Apr 2017, 03:49

Hi Scott how and what is the best marketing advice for an Aurthur with a very limited budget

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Post Number:#3 by Scott
» 23 Apr 2017, 13:27

RJRees wrote:Hi Scott how and what is the best marketing advice for an Aurthur with a very limited budget

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My most important marketing tip for everyone is this: 99% of marketing is product development. Great advertising only makes a bad product fail faster.

In almost every industry, including books, you probably don't need a huge raw advertising budget, but you do need a decent overall budget. That's because you do have to invest heavily in product development. You need to spend a ton of time and money before you even get to the advertising stage; and that's true across industries not just for books. There's really no way to avoid that, but you can get someone else to invest in your product.

Trying to produce and publish a book without a good budget is like trying to open a restaurant selling Grade F beef in a building with mold growing on the walls because the restaurant opener cannot afford a good building and good ingredients. The typical way for an author to get an 'investor' is to find a publisher. A traditional legitimate publisher will pay for the professional editing, professional cover design, professional file formatting, and so on. Publishing is expensive, and self-publishing if done right is expensive.
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Post Number:#4 by kirby
» 24 Apr 2017, 02:57

Hi, it's been months since my first book was published and till now i have not received the attention i had wished for. Help me out# i just want more readers. Wanna keep my book lively.
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Post Number:#5 by maire gomez
» 24 Apr 2017, 03:02

Thank you so much for this advice
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Post Number:#6 by Scott
» 24 Apr 2017, 11:31

kirby wrote:Hi, it's been months since my first book was published and till now i have not received the attention i had wished for. Help me out# i just want more readers. Wanna keep my book lively.

@Kirby For a general book marketing plan, I recommend you follow my 10 Step Plan to Promote Your Book.
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Post Number:#7 by nathcc
» 31 May 2017, 11:28

Hi. I think my biggest problem so far is finding a literary agent in the genre of my fictitious novel, which covers drama, romance, thriller, humour. I'm well aware this doesn't play well for me, but my imagination struggles to keep still.
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Post Number:#8 by Rebecca Henderson
» 10 Jun 2017, 21:17

Scott, when marketing yourself and a certain service you provide--let's say it's proofreading--what do you find is the best marketing approach, specifically online? Do you start out with free and discounted services to gain clients and notoriety, or keep your rates at an affordable price while marketing like mad? Thanks in advance! :)
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