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7 Bestseller Book Marketing Strategies For Fiction Writers

storefrontBy Jonathan Gunson

June 12th 2013

Be honest now, are you still dreaming of that contract with a publisher? Fantasizing about a mile-long book signing queue outside the book store?

If so, you’re not alone. Most of my writer friends still cling to the author dream of writing a book, then doing nothing further except being signed by a publisher who does everything else, such as printing, distributing to book stores, and mass marketing that turns their book into a bestseller.

Unfortunately, very few publishers do this any more.You Must Read This! I’m sorry to shatter anyone’s illusions, but those days are fading away, thanks to the one store that rules them all:

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Amazon. Ignore It At Your Peril

You see, because of the huge number of books sold online by Amazon and the explosion of self-publishing, publisher’s profit margins have been seriously squeezed, and it has also affected main-street retailers. Every day another book store closes.Erin Knightley

So publishers will now only spend money promoting brand name authors such as Nora Roberts or George R.R. Martin, because their large fan bases make them a safe bet.

But if you’re a new author, no such luck, except in rare instances.Dartboard Even if you do have a publisher it’s still largely down to you to market your own books.

So I’m going to give you the seven key marketing strategies you need to do this successfully.

No selling is required either. In fact, your primary strategy is simply to ensure that your books are discoverable.
i.e. easily found by readers wherever you sell your books.

And if your books are well written and resonate with readers, then you’ll begin to build a fan base of advocates who tell all their friends, which will ignite the most powerful form of book marketing – contagious word of mouth recommendation, reader to reader.
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But first, they need to find your books. So let’s look at how to make your books discoverable. Here are seven clearly defined strategies to make your books more visible, increase sales, and grow long-term readership.
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7 Bestseller Book Marketing Strategies

1. Choose Your Genre So Readers Can Find Your Books

It’s vital to determine exactly where you fit in the marketplace, so your books can be found by readers of a specific genre.

For example: Thriller, Romantic Fiction, Historical Romance, YA, Police Procedural, Crime, Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal. Or even a tiny sub-genre within one of these.

But whichever you write for, there is one certainty: The narrower you focus the genre, the more likely you are to be successful, because most readers look for specific types of books and obsessively hunt them down. It’s better to be meaningful to a smaller group of you-holics who love your work and talk about it.

Don’t become a wandering generality.
Be a meaningful specific.”

Zig Ziglar

2. Create A Unique Brand That Stands Out From The Crowd

Considering there are millions of titles available on Amazon, your books need a unique of two separate cultural memes, such as Wizards and English Public Schools.

Borders Books Book Genres 6 characters Author Platform

Source: bestsellerlabs.com


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That's on my list of reading for

2009-10-02 19:30:33 by petluv15

Class - I'm looking for all types of books, fiction, non-fiction including real-life stories, training, etc... The prof. gave us required reading - Dodman and Cesar Milan to compare, + a book by a guest speaker which should be really interesting, and then a whole list of other people/books, but of course with lots more not listed...figured i might as well keep adding while I'm thinking about it.

But how often do you read the same book twice?

2007-03-25 22:30:21 by livecartoondog

I'm in the technical fields, so I have to buy tech books, but they are expensive and obsolete after a couple of years. But for other books, I always try to use the library first. Then if it seems like a good reference that is useful to me, I put it on my buy list. For fiction or one read books, I just get them from the library. I'm an avid reader and found myself just reading and recycling books until I decided to let my tax dollars do me some good!

I am trying to read some of his non fiction

2003-01-27 10:54:47 by Bug

And having a really hard time with it.
His sentences are weirdly structured and LONG with so many appositives and modifiers that by the time I am at the end of the sentence I forget where i started.
I almost need to follow along with my finger to keep track of what he is saying.
is his fiction as long winded?
that begin said "The name of the rose" is still on my list of books to read


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