Mystery and thriller titles currently dominate eBook and audiobook sales charts. So marketing these books must be easy, right? Not so fast. There have never been more ways to sell, promote and cross-promote books. So how are publishers, writers and publicists marketing their books? What are the most valuable formats, services and channels? What about […]
Book marketing strategy and tips for mystery and thriller writers. Advice on book reviews, email marketing, social media marketing, publishing and more.
What can book sales data tell us about where and how to publish your book? Plenty, as a new study indicates. With technology making it easier than ever to become your own publisher, authors have lots of choices, ranging from going it alone, joining a small publishing house, or submitting their work through the traditional […]
Among the many factors that affect book sales, the almighty book cover is near the top of the list. The importance of investing in a designer that understands your genre, and working together as an effective team, cannot be underestimated. All too often, a writer will invest hundreds of hours writing what is otherwise a great […]
First of all, I should say that we love Amazon here at BestThrillers.com. That’s probably obvious, since links to Amazon book pages are all over our website. Amazon’s self publishing tools are clearly some of the best in the industry, and given the company’s market share, any author would be a fool not to have […]
Bookbub vs. Book Gorilla vs. Book Sends vs. The Fussy Librarian vs. eReader News Today. What is the best book email marketing service for writers other than BookBub? We list all the major eBook email promotion services.
Whether you’re an indie author or signed with one of the majors, one of the most underutilized assets writers & publishers have are book reviews. If you’re like most, your book has acquired a mix of unsolicited reviews, paid reviews from sites such as Kirkus or Clarion, and blurbs from fellow writers. How that you’ve got feedback, you need to put these precious reviews to use. Here’s how
How does an unknown author create a bestseller? While it’s still possible to create a runaway hit based on nothing more than a great story and rapid word-of-mouth, it’s an exceedingly rare phenomenon. We here at Best Thrillers wanted to know. Our new infographic, The Book Marketing Landscape, illustrates some of the most popular services and platforms that help authors gain […]
A book, no matter how impressively written, will not sell itself. All too often, authors are a one-person-band, in charge of the writing, editing, marketing and selling. The process can be exciting, but also frustrating. Here are a few refreshing tips and reminders from industry experts. The Importance of Marketing Consultants Companies like Amazon have provided a host […]
So you’ve completed a great novel. What now? How do you get it noticed by book buyers and convince them to buy it? If you’re a self-published writer, you might think that writers signing with publishers don’t have to do any marketing planning at all. And you’d be wrong. In fact, we get a lot of mail from […]
Even in an age where every reader can post amateur ratings and reviews books on sites like Amazon, GoodReads and Barnes and Noble, writers and publishers still scramble to get professional book reviews from credible sources. So what drives demand? Book marketing, of course. No matter how many five-star reviews your book has an Amazon, […]