Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tales From the Bookshelf
Today's tale covers marketing books for authors!
I was hard pressed to narrow this list to just a few books, as so many great ones reside on my shelf. But I've selected five marketing books that cover the aspects of book promotion in full detail.
by Jacqueline Deval
Publisher: Penguin Group
This book starts with how to write a marketing plan and runs through hiring a publicist and online marketing. It's geared toward the author with a publisher, but self-published authors will also benefit.
by Penny Sansevieri,
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Penny's book packs in a lot of different ideas in short, easy to follow chapters. She also lists addresses and websites.
by John Kremer
Publisher: National Book Network
The most concise and detailed book on marketing. John updates this book often to keep up with addresses and websites. A 1001 ways means that every author will find a plethora of ideas in this book.
by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Publisher: Star Publish
Not just frugal - deatiled! Tons of ideas, complete with websites for further exploration. (Which means it could take months to get through all the information - but that's a good thing!)
by Marilyn Ross, Tom Ross
Publisher: Communication Creativity
Covers a lot of great ideas, with quotes and blurbs to further spur your imagination. The side notes alone are worth the price of this book.
All of these books are excellent resources for any author or writer, especially those who've not yet embarked on the journey of promotion!