In the third and final instalment of templates for writing book blurbs according to the book’s genre, we look at short story anthologies, self-help books, and literary fiction. And most importantly, I have my fun, and that’s all that matters…
Tag: book marketing
How to Write A Book Blurb Part 2
In this 2nd second instalment of ‘how to write a book blurb and how it’s 100% dependent on what genre you’re writing in’, we look at crime, historical fiction and science fiction / fantasy. And I test your memory in more ways than one, but don’t worry. It’s still fun, I promise…
How To Write A Book Blurb Part 1
Christmas is coming, and the Biggest Book Publication Day of the year is already over. What does that mean for self-published authors, or authors with small presses who have a big role in their own marketing? Time to write your blurb, that’s what.
Hey, Authors! Sorry My Mood Ruined Your Book
Imagine a world where good and bad book reviews were as random and unpredictable as a lottery, and had little or nothing to do with the book the were supposed to be describing. Terrifying, isn’t it?! Now think again. What’s the difference between that… and this thing we call Now?
Patterns in Everything: How to Sell Books in a World of Big Data
How in Blog’s name is anyone supposed to sell a book nowadays, when 33,000 other books will be released on the same day as yours? The answer is to look for patterns. Unfortunately, this has global consequences… much like reading this blog on an empty stomach.
Is Amazon Changing How We Write Books, As Well As How We Buy Them?
Amazon’s algorithms don’t like the concept of General Fiction. If books are being sold more on the basis of genre than content, is content changing to suit genre fads? I think so. And if you’ve ever read a book which promised something it didn’t deliver, or seemed like two different plots or styles clumsily slapped together, you might think so, too.
10 Bad Reviews Which Will Actually Increase Your Book Sales
Why are bad reviews more useful in book selling than good reviews? Because they contain much more useful information, that’s why. Here are 10 kinds of bad review which make authors weep and wail, but are actually working harder in the background to sell their work than any 5* review ever could.
The New Slush Pile? It’s On Our Kindles
Have you ever read a book and thought – there’s something not quite right here, but I can’t put my finger on it, so I might just go and watch that thing everyone’s been talking about on Netflix instead? Me too. And as usual, I’ve been looking for people to blame. You’re welcome.
Hey Publishers: Could You Skip The Bloody Safety Briefings And Deal Me Some Book Heroin Please
I want to blow my mind with a book, but the publishing world is consistently offering me the literary equivalent of aspirin. Unfortunately, what I want doesn’t seem to fit into those narrow marketing categories which now dictate everything we read. Don’t they know that the biggest blockbusters of the last few decades didn’t fit in either, and that’s kind of the bloody point?
How To Market A Book Without Annoying Everybody
When it comes to selling your book, what’s the difference between marketing and shouting? Is it possible to promote through social media without your friends and family feeling like they’ve come under attack? I asked social media guru and non-fiction author Lorna Sixsmith – is it possible to market a book without annoying people?