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Marketing your book properly is almost as vital as ensuring you have a high quality product. Browse through a selection of book marketing tips from those in the know.


Smashwords Book Marketing Guide

This free book marketing primer provides authors easy-to-implement advice on how to market their books at Smashwords and elsewhere. It starts with an overview of how Smashwords helps promote your book, and then provides 30 simple do-it-yourself marketing tips. The book is useful to all authors, even those who don’t yet publish on Smashwords.

Free Author Account with BookDaily
Create a free author account on BookDaily and promote your book so new readers can find you.

7 Easy Online Marketing Methods
Sometimes the marketing avenues open to us are so obvious that they’re easy to overlook.

Author Quiz
If you would like to be interviewed on Author Quiz, please read the instructions here. It’s free, and you can expect your published interview to look something like this.

Indie Author News
Here, you will find everything from free author interviews and reviews, writing tips, free ebooks, free book promotion and industry news. When listing your book with Indie Author News, this is what you can expect.

List Your Free Books with Fireblade Publishers
If you are the author of a book that’s available for free download, we’d love to list your free book on our website to help you gain additional exposure (it’s free).

The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success
The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success reveals the best practices of the most commercially successful self-published ebook authors. This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent. Learn over 25 best-practices you can implement today at no cost. These secrets will help you become a more professional, more successful writer and publisher. Share the secrets!

Self-Publishing Distributor
If you’re considering self-publishing your book/s and don’t know where to start or how to recognise the industry piranhas, Fireblade Publishers recommends that you start with Smashwords, which is an ebook distributor that offers authors a host of free help, from formatting to book marketing and more.

Smashwords distributes your books to various other distributors, such as Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel and others, thereby saving you time and gaining you greater exposure. Also saving you time and money, Smashwords’ Meatgrinder ebook conversion programme will automatically convert your MS Word document into the most popular ebook formats – free of charge.

If you publish with Smashwords, please read The Smashwords Style Guide from cover to cover before uploading your manuscript – it’s important to following the formatting instructions contained therein to ensure your book looks neat on the various e-readers.


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