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General Resources · Amazon Resources · Book Reviews · Bookstores · Interviews/Public Speaking · Press Releases · Book Publicists

General Resources
Author Webpages
http://www.myunicorn.com/authlink.html
The best place to determine how to create a great website is to see how other authors have done the same -- and you'll find links to hundreds of author websites on this site from The Mystical Unicorn online bookstore.

The Big Bad Book Blog
http://www.greenleafbookgroup.com/blog/
Loads of information for new and experienced authors - those who want to sell a book for the first time, and those who want to promote the book they've already sold.

BookClubDeals.com
http://www.bookclubdeals.com/
Provides links to and information about book clubs under a variety of categories (e.g., history book clubs, craft clubs, etc.) A good place to start searching for book club info. Check the box in the left-hand column for links to book clubs in Canada and the UK.

Book Fairs and Festivals (US)
http://www.read.gov/resources/

EmailUniverse
http://emailuniverse.com/
Loads of tips for anyone starting or managing an e-mail newsletter.

EventCaster
http://www.netread.com/calendar/
Announce your talk, signing, etc. to local news media free through this site.

Literary Times
https://www.facebook.com/theliterarytimes
Provides a place for romance authors to post events, such as chats and book signings. (Currently under revision; visit their facebook page for updates.)

Marketing to Libraries
http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet05

Midwest Book Review: Publisher Resources
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/bookbiz/pub_res.htm
Among a vast array of links, this site includes a good selection of book review sources.

Murder Must Advertise Promotion FAQ
http://www.murdermustadvertise.com/FAQ/index.html

PublicityInsider.com
http://www.PublicityInsider.com
Lots of useful information on PR, press releases, how to write a pitch letter, etc.

SellingBooks.com
http://www.sellingbooks.com/
This site is absolutely packed with useful articles on how to develop, design and market books.

Your Book Promotion Countdown Checklist
http://www.fictionfactor.com/guests/countdown.html
Extensive list of things to do to promote your book before and after publication.

Amazon.com Author Programs
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com

Advantage program
https://www.amazon.com/gp/seller-account/mm-product-page.html?topic=200329780
For small presses, self-publishers, and authors who distribute their own titles.

Associates program
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
Affiliate program that offers a commission for selling books (including your own) from your Web site.

Frequently Asked Questions About Amazon.com
http://www.murdermustadvertise.com/FAQ/Amazon.html
What sales rankings mean, and how to change information on your book page.

Book Reviews
Bookviews
http://bookviewsbyalancaruba.blogspot.com/
Book review and author interview site.

Children's Book Reviewers
http://www.writing-world.com/children/reviewers.shtml

The Compulsive Reader
http://www.compulsivereader.com/
A book review site that is actively looking for book reviews, and may also be a good place for authors to get their books reviewed.

Midwest Book Review book reviewers
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/links/othr_rev.htm

Publishing Central: Book Review Publications
http://publishingcentral.com/subject.html?sid=124&si=1

RT Book Reviews
http://www.rtbookreviews.com/m
Online review site and print magazine.

Tips for Book Reviews
http://www.murdermustadvertise.com/FAQ/Reviews.html
Suggestions on how to contact reviewers, plus some things not to do.

Bookstores
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com

Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Evelyn C. Leeper's Bookstore Lists
http://www.leepers.us/evelyn/bookshops/bookshop.htm
This is an absolutely amazing compendium of lists of bookstores throughout the world.

The Fearless Independents
http://www.fearlessbooks.com/Indies.html
A list of independent bookstores by state.

Midwest Book Review: Bookstores
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/links/bookstor.htm
Includes an extensive list of online bookstores, among other resources.

Interviews and Public Speaking
Artist First
http://www.artistfirst.com/perceptivemarketing.htm
An Internet-based radio show that interviews new authors.

Authors and Experts
http://www.AuthorsandExperts.com/
A site that links authors and speaking opportunities.

Radio Interview Promotion Tips
http://www.radio-media.com/interviews/articles/main.html
A very comprehensive selection of articles on radio interviews by Bryan Farrish -- how to get them, prepare for them, conduct them, and much more.

See the Children's Writing Links for information on making author visits to schools.

Press Releases
The Advanced Guide to Writing Powerful Press Releases
http://www.ereleases.com/howtowrite.html
This is an amazing site it really is a "guide," not just a brief article. Each of the seven sections is packed with useful information, and I plan to go back and read it more than once. The downside: repeated pop-up ads and a nagging "chat now" menu.

Free Press Release Sites: A Detailed Review
http://www.vitispr.com/blog/free-press-release-sites/
Viti's Public Relations (plug!) conducted a review of more than 60 "free" press release distribution sites to determine how effective such sites are in helping you "get the word out." The results might not surprise you...

How to Write a Press Release
https://www.send2press.com/guru/how-to-write-a-press-release/

New Book Journal
http://NewBookJournal.com
Authors and publishers can submit press releases about new books, awards, events, etc. free to this site. Click on the "Contact Me" button to upload information. The site can also embed trailers and cover art, plus links to Amazon.

Press Release Resources
http://www.profnet.org/press.html
Includes a list of news associations to which one can send press releases.

Press-Release-Writing.com
http://www.press-release-writing.com

PublicityInsider.com
http://www.PublicityInsider.com
Lots of useful information on PR, press releases, how to write a pitch letter, etc.

Taking the Mystery out of Press Kits, by Lisa M. Dellwo
http://www.murdermustadvertise.com/FAQ/PressKit.html

Press Release Distribution Sites:
Daryl Wilcox Publishing - http://www.dwpub.com/
PR Com - http://www.pr.com/press-releases
PR Log - http://www.prlog.org/
24/7 Press Release - http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/
PR Fire - http://www.prfire.co.uk/

Book Publicists
Hire The Publicist To Get The Publishing Deal, by R. Scott Penza
http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/may01/hire-the-publicist-to-get-the-publishing-deal-5016
Interesting article about the process from the perspective of a promotions agency, pointing out the advantage of hiring a publicist before pitching a manuscript to an agent or publishing house.

What Publicists Do
http://publishingcentral.com/articles/20030119-17-6d53.html

What Is Your Book Publicist Missing?
http://www.bookpr.com/whatisyourbookpublicistmissing.htm
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Recommended Reading


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Book Marketing is Dead

The Complete Guide to Book Marketing

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Para Promotion Program

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Public Speaking For Dummies

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The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity

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