Market Your Marketing

50,000 new books are published each month. 25,000 new products are released each year. This doesn’t count the books and products that are already out. All of them are promoting. All are fighting for market share. You don’t have the power or money for market share, so you’re looking for mindshare. This is gaining the attention of readers by spending the least amount of money possible. With thousands of books flooding the market each … [Read more...]

Who Can Read Your Books?

We can evaluate your book so you know who can read your book and who would struggle reading your book. This is a free service, sponsored by 9 Minute Books. This has several advantages. First, you can better understand your market and potential readers. Second, if your book is difficult to understand, then you might consider adjusting your writing in the future. What we evaluate: How easy or difficult is it to understand your … [Read more...]

Best Themes to Sell Books

Which theme best describes your book? Taboo: Forbidden, or not discussed openly. Unusual: Interesting, unique, different. Hilarious: Extremely amusing. Remarkable: Worthy of attention, beyond the normal. Secret: Not meant to be known or seen by others. Why were these themes chosen? Because they are the most used themes in marketing. If your book fits into one of those categories, then you’re well on your way to selling … [Read more...]

Three Key Selling Points for Books

There are two main ways authors sell books on Facebook. Here’s an example that has the least chance to sell books. It goes something like this… “I just released a new eBook on Amazon for $3.99! Pick up your copy today!” To better your chances, it should sound like this… “The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could … [Read more...]

What Would Happen Next?

What would happen if you entered the Writing Challenge and became one of the winners? What would be the short term and long term benefits? Take a look… Your story will be published in the new book: Products, Services, Songs, and Books that are Changing the World! People will be reading about you, forming a bond with you, wanting to purchase your books. Most of all, you would be reaching an unlimited amount readers. Also, consider … [Read more...]

Someone Read Your Book and…

What do you imagine would happen after people read your book? By answering this question, you can relate to a reader’s emotions and connect on a deeper level. Write a 250 word story about a reader. Create a fictional reader in your head, imagine they just read your book. What happens next? How did they react? How did it change their lives? Did they cry? Become angry? Maybe they changed their point of view based on your storyline. They … [Read more...]

Finding Your Target Audience

The quick way to locate your target audience is to think about one reader who will buy your book. Don't focus on thousands of readers, just that one person who comes into your mind. Ask this question based on your one reader: What is there biggest problem in the world and how can I solve that problem with my book(s)? STOP! If you're able to answer that question, then it's the difference between selling 5 books and selling 500,000 … [Read more...]

Training and Workouts for Authors

Just like a boxer, dancer, jazz singer, and gymnast use different techniques to train, writers need to incorporate several daily routines in their author workout. The more you spend on each of these, the better an author you will become. Training: There are books at Target, the grocery store, library, and bookstore. Never, ever, walk into any of these places without looking at the books in your genre. Workout: When entering these places, … [Read more...]

Author Encouragement

Read this blog weekly, or even daily to keep you encouraged. ~ I am not going to waste my gift. ~ The world needs my book. ~ Everyday, I will do something to fulfill my dream. ~ My experiences, good and bad, will be useful in my books. ~ The only person that can stop me from becoming a successful, published author is me. ~ I will adjust my writing as I learn ways to improve. ~ Looking back over the last five years, I have … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Spark Marketing Success

Where do unique marketing ideas come from? How does a terrific idea for selling books, or any product, suddenly appear? I have one word for you…Random. 5 Ways to Spark Marketing Success (And story ideas for your books!) 5 Magazines Purchase 5 random magazines, or go to the library and pick 5 random magazines. For example, you may choose People, Better Homes, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and Seventeen. Skim over the … [Read more...]