Book Marketing Blog Carnival – February 13, 2013

Welcome to the February 13, 2013 edition of book marketing carnival. We have several interesting posts for you about writing, book publishing, book marketing and more.

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Marketing and Online Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Book Design, Internet Marketing and the Nature of Human Consciousness posted at Joel Friedlander.

Cathy Stucker presents The Right Way for Authors to Blog posted at SellingBooks, saying, “Blogging is a great way for authors to stay in touch with their fans and attract new fans, too. For many authors, though, blogging seems a little scary.”

Peter J. Buscemi presents What Should be in a Marketing Plan : Four Quadrant posted at Four Quadrant, saying, “There are many formats as there are marketing plans, as there should be, as each is created from a unique environment and is focused on providing results that are specific to an organization at a point in time.”

Emily Andrews-McKee presents Creating Links to Your Author Central Page on Amazon posted at SellingBooks, saying, “The easiest way to help customers find all of your books and ebooks on is to send them to your Author Central page. Author Central is, as the name implies, a hub where customers can learn all about you and find all of your published works, including print books, audio and Kindle ebooks.”

Jon Rhodes presents The Most Common Blogging-Related Problem And How To Fix It Once And For All posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “Blogging is a great way for a writer to get publicity online. Here is a great blueprint for blogging success.”

Harrison presents Link Building Demystified for Small Business (VIDEO) posted at eSpire Marketing, saying, “Find out what link building is, how it can help you market your books and writing, and where to get started in this week’s edition of Whiteboard Wednesday.”

Peter J. Buscemi presents How to Create a Marketing Budget : Four Quadrant posted at Four Quadrant, saying, “If Marketing, Sales Development, Sales Enablement & Executives each is aware of and plays their respective position in the sales process, efficiencies can be achieved so that the right resource can be engaged at the right time for each and every qualified opportunity, within current resource constraints.”


Carter White presents The 9 Most Unusual Parenting Books for Sale posted at Babysitting, saying, “For every parenting philosophy, there’s a book out there to support it or to point out its perceived shortcomings.”

Writing and Publishing

Samir Bharadwaj presents Clear-headed Writing posted at Samir Bharadwaj dot Com.

Iulian Ionescu presents How to a Novel in 30 Daysl posted at Fantasy Scroll – a blog for fiction writers. presents Boomer Literature: What it is and Why it’s Growing posted at Claude Nougat The Blog, saying, “Boomer lit (or Baby Boomer Books from novels to memoirs and more) is a new genre first identified by a fast-growing Group of readers and writers on Goodreads (over 190 member is just 3 months since its creation in November 2012) Here is the link: http// There are some 78 million boomers entering the third stage in life (and hitting retirement at the rate of 3.5 million/year) and they are looking for reads aimed at them, featuring characters with whom they can identify, as they face “coming of old age” issues. Hollywood has already caught on to this fast rising market and films of interest to boomers are regularly box office hits (for example, RED, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel or Amour). The publishing industry cannot be far behind in recognizing this new genre which is a pendant to Young Adult (YA) lit on the other side of maturity – but it shares with YA lit the characteristic of being audience-centric and spanning across a wide range of theme-related genres, like romance, science-fiction, mysteries and thrillers etc.”