Book Marketing Blog Carnival – October 8, 2008

Welcome to the October 8, 2008 edition of the  book marketing blog carnival. This is the very first edition of our carnival, and we have some terrific posts from experts on publishing from around the blogosphere.
If you blog about topics related to writing and publishing, submit your best posts for future editions. We want to hear from you. Submission information is at the end of this post and at http://www.SellingBooks.com/blog-carnival.

Writing and Publishing

Kelley Heckart presents Creating characters already found in literature posted at Author’s Studio. Get inspiration from the great stories of the past.

Joy Butler presents Staying Legal When Using Quotes posted at Guide Through the Legal Jungle Blog. When may you use words from someone else in your work?

Amanda Brooks presents an independent press success story posted at After Hours. What it takes to make a small press hit.

Marketing and Publicity

Mark David Gerson presents 13 Rules for Publicizing Your Book posted at The Voice of Your Muse. The things you need to know about getting publicity for your book.

Penny C. Sansevieri presents Five Simple Ways to Grow your Email List posted at Author Marketing Experts, Inc.. The money is in the list–get yours.

Peter Jones presents Using Word-of-Mouth Marketing to Promote Your Book and Writing posted at Bauu Institute and Press. How to get people talking about your book.

Shel Horowitz presents Market Your Book with a Postcard, Part 2 of 2: Book Marketing Tip, 8/08 posted at Shel Horowitz’s Monthly Newsletters: Market With Postcards, Part 2. Shel is the author of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers and six other books.

Lacresha Hayes presents Online or Bookstores? posted at Writer’s Paradise. Where should you sell your books?

Penny C. Sansevieri presents How the Internet can help you get into libraries posted at Author Marketing Experts, Inc. Being in libraries can help you sell more books.

Jen Fos – Top Banana presents Reviews for Self Published Books posted at Monkey Barrel Musings. Tips on where to get your self-published book reviewed.

Book Reviews

Piotr Stepien presents Personal Development for SMART PEOPLE – book review posted at we overstep, saying, “The best personal development blogger just wrote a new book. See what’s inside.”

Announcements


Paulette Ensign presents Paulette Ensign’s Publishing Prosperity Mastermind is Born posted at Booklet Tips From Paulette, saying, “A new site focusing on published product line expansion and selling published products in bulk to individual buyers.”

SUSPENSE, MYSTERY, PARANORMAL, THRILLER – KEEPING YOU IN SUSPENSE…ONE PAGE AT A TIME! presents Whale Song, a Bestselling Novel by Canadian Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, to be Gifted to Celebrities at Dallas Rocks 2008 posted at The suspense is killing me!.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of book marketing carnival using our carnival submission form. More information can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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