Amazon, for authors, is more than just a place to sell your story (if you choose the indie route). It’s a helpful resource for research, understanding ‘market’, seeing how to categorize your books and more. Here are 6 ways to use Amazon to your benefit when starting your writing or publishing journey:
Category: Book marketing
Creating an elevator pitch. Finding an agent. Submitting your novel to publishers. These are just some of the elements of book marketing covered in these articles on the Now Novel blog.
Read Q&As with literary agents. How to create elevator pitches that sell your book to prospective buyers in under a page. How to build an audience for your book and tips from successful writers on navigating the business side of writing.
There’s no single path in how to become a writer. Yet the paths of accomplished wordsmiths shed some light:
Learning how to make your writing stand out in a crowded digital marketplace or physical library is key to building your audience. Here are 8 branding tips to help you deliver a dependable author brand:
Marketing your book doesn’t have to break the bank or burn a hole in your pocket. As a starting author, or just one who needs to save some money, marketing on a budget is a must — not a choice. Let’s look at 10 of the best book marketing strategy tips for authors working on a budget.
What is a synopsis? It’s a summary which provides, in one quick read, the unique and compelling aspects of a story. How do you write a synopsis that you can submit with confidence to publishers? Read on for summary-writing tips and examples.
This is a guest post by Samar Hammam, literary agent and founder of Rocking Chair Books.
We interview literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group. Mark shares his insights into the process and benefits of finding a literary agent, the factors that influence publishers’ manuscript choices, and more.
What is an elevator pitch? It’s a proposal that can be delivered in about 60 seconds verbally or in a single written page of text. The term is standard in marketing. A great elevator pitch novel writers can use to sell their novels should have at least the following 5 features:
How many words are in a novel, on average? It’s a question aspiring authors often ask. Book lengths vary widely. Every now and then a true doorstopper is published. Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (which runs to 928 pages) is one example. Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy (published in 1993) runs to a whopping 1349 pages, with a word count of 591, 552 words. At the other end of the spectrum, Ray Bradbury’s cult classic Fahrenheit 451 has a word count of only 46, 118.