Published Books, Marketing, Royalties!

How about we break down everything you need as an author? Most authors want three things: Published Book(s) Royalties Marketing Plan to Sell More Books Okay. Read on! Published Book(s) You are self-published. No problem. You have a product and you want to sell that product to a mass audience. Reading on! Royalties You’re not selling books. It’s not quite your fault. Here are the reasons: Only 2 out of 10 people … [Read more...]

Top Genre for Non-Fiction eBooks

Non-Fiction has a much better shot of selling in eBook format over fiction books. There still is a large platform of readers who prefer printed books, but digital is a great way to build on that platform. Where is your book on this list? Which Non-Fiction eBooks sells the best? Here’s the list based on a 130,000 authors and publishers… Self-Improvement Health Business Religion/Spiritual Family Sports/Outdoor … [Read more...]

Authors: Best Days/Times to Promote on Facebook

We’ve already posted a weekend edition which includes several social media sites. (Visit Advice on Weekend Social Media Marketing.) This blog will focus on Facebook during the week, so you can maximize your promotions and increase book sales. Facebook Top Days for Traffic Saturday Sunday Friday (Note: Must be an upbeat post on this day. The more amusing the better.) Thursday Best Times 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 9 … [Read more...]

Advice on Weekend Social Media Marketing

Promoting your books on the weekends can be frustrating unless you know exactly what time you should post, gaining the maximum benefit. Here’s a quick guide… Facebook On both Saturdays and Sundays, it’s best to post before people start their day. This means post before 8 a.m. or between noon and 1 p.m. Twitter People are checking their Tweets in the early afternoon on both Saturdays and Sundays. This means you should be Tweeting … [Read more...]

Should the FBI Hire Authors?

Imagine this scenario. The FBI needs to safeguard a building for a political debate. They ask you to walk around the inside and outside of the building, then come up with a plan for a terrorist attack. They will pay you good money for this job. Could you do it? Of course you could! Authors are the most creative, imaginative people around! If the FBI needed to uncover police corruption before it happened, let an author write a story that … [Read more...]