I was looking for a PR boost for one of my Publishers Daily Reviews clients the other day and stumbled upon this great detailed list of book reviewers and editors. It’s on Bookmarket.com and is ripe with possibilities for those with a well-written query note. Here’s the link:
My Publishers Daily Reviews site has exploded in Twitter interest, going from a grand total of seven followers last Friday — to more than 150 in a week. What’s the secret? I typed Indie Authors into the search bar and, as I clicked “Follow,” on each of the resulting suggestions — all authors, my ideal target — Twitter automatically suggested another! Most followed me back, and just like that the number of Followers multiplied. Good etiquette indicates that you send a “Thanks for Following” Direct Message, with a brief, mild sales pitch and a shortened link (courtesy of bit.ly.com.) Most clicked on to my site and several sales of promotional reviews resulted. Bottom line: great way to reach a targeted audience. Authors could do the same by, for example, typing in “Avid Readers,” or some such. Continue to grow by clicking on Followers on your Twitter home page, then scrolling down to find still more authors to Follow. For me, this was a truly astounding example of the power of Social Media. Anyway, thought I’d share. Find me on Twitter: @PublishersDaily!
It’s a wonderful Sunday morning here on my back deck in the western North Carolina mountains. A steaming mug of hot coffee, good books to read and review. Life is good! Visit my reviews website at PublishersDailyReviews.com.
Don’t overlook the Built-In Sales Advantage given to you by Amazon: the ability to display favorable reviews on your book’s product page — giving you instant credibility — even if you haven’t got a single customer review yet! See this site to discover the insanely low cost of such a review, and see examples and testimonials from a host of authors…..
I just finished posting my 123rd Amazon review. This was on the subject of winning arguments. The author states, in fact, that there is nothing as satisfying as winning a good argument and he gives 91 tips on doing just that.
The one thing he says never to do in an argument, however, is hurl an insult at your opponent. He says it characterizes a “weak poisition,” and is beside the point.
Hmm. Wonder if Donald J. Trump has read this book — and rejected that advice?
Guess we’ll all just have to stay tuned….
To see my review, click here.
Well, we’re underway, with a customized Don Sloan page that features:
- Five published books
- Comprehensive, free reviews at Don Sloan’s WordPress site
- A book blog featuring more than 1,000 titles in 11 genres
- Professional, Kirkus-quality book reviews — at a fraction of the cost
Whew! It’s a lot to accomplish in one day — but it’s a good start: grouping all Don’s services and books together — finally in one spot!
If you’re receiving this post, you’re obviously Following us. Thank you!
(If you’re not Following yet, visit us at donsloanauthor.com and scroll to the bottom footer to Follow us.)
More to come tomorrow. Adios!