Looking for a list of the world’s top book awards? You’ve come to the right place. First, a question: do book awards still matter? After all, in music circles, it’s pretty common to hear artists dismiss awards like the Grammys or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as nonsense. Even the Academy Awards has […]
Book marketing strategy and tips for mystery and thriller writers. Advice on book reviews, email marketing, social media marketing, publishing and more.
It’s with great pleasure that we announce the world’s only award series specifically devoted to recognizing amazing mystery and thriller novels across 12 popular subgenres: the Best Thrillers Book Awards. This fall, thirty-six (36!!!) deserving authors will be recognized. Authors will have a chance to: -Win $1000 in cash -Claim top honors with a gold […]
Ron Barak is the bestselling author of the Brooks/Lotello series. The attorney and Olympic athlete has earned a Best Thriller of the Year distinction from BestThrillers.com a record three times, and his fiction has also been acclaimed by Brad Meltzer, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, James Rollins and others. His latest novel, JK’s Code, is about […]
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 […]
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 […]