Over 350,000 Books Sold: Author Spills Secret to Selling Books Online in “Thrifty Author’s Guide”


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Charlotte, NC: Gail Z. Martin, internationally bestselling author, shows authors the right way to quickly increase book sales in “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” (Comfort Press 2011). Martin walks authors through the step-by-step online book marketing, Internet book promotion, and website strategies she used to sell more than 350,000 copies of her own books.

Martin will sign copies of “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” at Book Expo of America in New York City in June, 2012.

“The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” is packed full of proven online book marketing strategies presented in an easy-to-read, to-do checklist format for busy writers.  Short chapters and month-by-month assignments lead the reader to create an author web site and online marketing campaign to get a new book noticed and sold.

Topics include:

– Book marketing through social media, using Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Shelfari, etc.

– The secrets to creating a great author web site

–Insider tips on how to attract readers to your site and convert them into book buyers

– The real scoop on using online PR, SEO and online ads to sell more books

– What you need to know to land high profile online media interviews

– Why your web site is essential to build reader loyalty and create your author platform

– Must-have tips on how to reach out to online book reviewers and reporters

States Martin: “The urgency that authors don’t realize is that you only have 90 days to prove your book can sell. The first 90 days determines whether book stores will stock your book or ship it back and give the shelf space to a more valuable author. Your author web site and online marketing program can make the difference between bestseller and flop.”

“The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online” makes it easy for authors to spark book sales in stores and all over the internet. Many free web site building and traffic-building tools are offered, and online promotion strategies are broken down into easy, step-by-step action lists.

According to Martin, the biggest mistake that new authors make is to think that the publisher or book store is going to market the book. Says Martin: “By the time an author realizes no one is promoting it, the book is no longer new and it’s harder to make your mark. You don’t want to miss your big window of opportunity.”

Authors could hire a web designer and online marketing company for $6000 a month–or save cash and easily do their own book marketing with the “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Selling and Promoting Your Book Online.” “The Thrifty Author’s Guide” is available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, or in bookstores for just $13.99.

For a free sample chapter, visit www.ThriftyAuthor.com.

About Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin is a marketing expert, international speaker and author of the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure series, “The Chronicles of the Necromancer” from Solaris Books, and “The Fallen Kings Cycle” from Orbit Books. A series of Martin’s columns are being featured in Book Marketing Matters, the newsletter put out by Special Sales expert and internet marketing guru, Brian Jud. Martin is also the author of “30 Days to Social Media Success” and “30 Days to Online Marketing and PR Success” by Career Press. Martin has four additional books under contract with publishers.


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