Great Books for Writers

If you’re a writer looking to make money, promote your books, and build your platform, here’s our list of resources to help you out.

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How to Get a Truckload of Reviews on Amazon.com by Penny C. Sansevieri

4 stars, 31 reviews

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*How to find the top Amazon reviewers and pitch them
*Secrets to finding more book bloggers to review your book
*How to triple and in some cases quadruple the amount of reviews you get
*The secret tool you can include in your book to get hundreds of reader reviews
*How to craft the perfect rejection-proof review pitch
*Get more reviews on Goodreads, too (and why it matters to your Amazon page!)
*How reviews can increase your book sales
*Do review incentives increase your chances of getting reviewed?
*Gifting eBooks: why it can help you get more traction on Amazon.com and how to do it smartly

…Includes hundreds of bonus resources!
BONUS: Free listings to book bloggers, fiction bloggers, and romance bloggers!

 

 

Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book by Tim Grahldownload (5)

4.75 stars, 198 reviews

In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books.

Tim has worked with over 100 different authors from top best sellers such as Hugh Howey, Daniel Pink, Charles Duhigg, Chip and Dan Heath, Ramit Sethi and Pamela Slim to authors just get started on their first writing project. He has worked with authors across all fiction and non-fiction genres. Along with his client work, he has studied many other successful authors to learn what works and what doesn’t.

 

Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain

5 stars, 135 reviews

Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it.download

It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product.

No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer’s craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner’s apprenticeship by years.

This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

 

Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books Paperback – by Frances Caballo

5 stars, 19 reviews

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1 Comment on "Great Books for Writers"

  1. That was a very interesting post, Cherie. I appreciate the work you have put in to hunting down these books and then writing about them. As many other self-published authors, I feel that marketing is the biggest hurdle. Many thanks.

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    Cherie Reply:

    It’s so hard, isn’t it? Finding time to market can be a really difficult thing to do. I liked these books. I hope you get as much out of them as I did.

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