Book Marketing Tip of the Week: 27 March 2013

John Kremer’s Book Marketing Tip of the Week

March 27, 2013 – Just a few more days of Read an Ebook Month!

In this issue . . .
– Hug an Author!
– DashBurst Is Looking for Authors
– Blog Posts on Book Marketing, Ebook Promotions, Writing Books
– 2-for-1 Special – Relationships Matter Marketing Program

Would any of you be interested in a two-day live seminar in Denver, Colorado in August? All about marketing books and ebooks in the world of the Internet as well as the real world. If so, please email me with a tentative yes ( If I get enough tentative yeses, I’ll organize a live seminar in Denver.

Hug an Author!
Hug An Author is a social bookmarking site for book authors, their families, and their friends to share the books and authors they love. And also share any blog posts, websites, articles, Facebook posts, Pinterest pins, etc. that feature books, authors, writing advice, or ebook and book publishing tips.

Hug an Author!

Hug an Author:

You can register for free and then start sharing your love of books and authors on what will become one of the top-rated and most-visited book and author sites on the Internet.

As a bonus, this is a social bookmarking site, so you can also save your favorite book author sites, book pages on Amazon, blog posts on writing, book blogs, and more for later reading.

And you can also re-share every listing via Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter. Yes, that means you can spread the love. And gain more traffic for your blog or website.

In the six days this site has been active, it has had 840 views and gone from an Alexa ranking of 17 million to a ranking of 2.23 million. Plus lots of likes, shares, comments, tweets, and pins.

DashBurst Is Looking for Authors
Launched in February, DashBurst is already a very active and visited website (with an Alexa ranking of 58,666). Check out their page requesting new contributing writers . . .


Would you like to become an author for

We cover a broad range of topics like social media, business, marketing, technology, art and design. We’re looking for experienced bloggers knowledgeable in these areas and other similar related fields. We always love to feature interesting new media like videos, photos, guides, infographics, presentations and more. Take a look at our blog and topic categories to get a better idea of the type of content we’re looking for.

So why should you write for DashBurst?

DashBurst is one of the fastest growing communities on the web with over 275,000 page views/month since our launch in February of 2013. Our content has been featured on the likes of Business Insider, Social Media Today, AllTwitter and Visually. By contributing to our site you will gain new exposure from our robust audience of over 155,000 subscribers across Twitter (133,000), Facebook (11,000), Pinterest (5,000), Google+ (2,000), RSS (2,000), LinkedIn (1,000), Tumblr (1,000), and more!

Why you should write for DashBurst …

Also we take care of our writers with a custom author bio box in each article making it super easy for people to follow you on all of your social media right from one place. Add your website, LinkedIn page or any profile you’d like along with 1-click subscription options for Facebook, Twitter and Google+ greatly increasing the chances of building your personal readership across the web!

See for details on becoming a featured prime-time author, occasional guest blogger, or random contributor.

Blog Posts on Book Marketing, Ebook Promotions, Writing Books
13 blog posts that should help you sell more books and ebooks:

Spend Only 30 Minutes a Day on Social Media – Here’s How! –

John Kremer Interview: Book Promotion for New Authors –

Real Friends vs. Good Friends –

Larry Page on Doing Crazy Things (more great advice) –

Harlan Coben: The Importance of Independent Bookstores –

One Secret of Success: Be Truthful –

Ian Rankin: 10 Rules for Writing –

Blake Bailey: 5 Writing Tips –

Cheat Sheet: Social Media Cover Photos –

13 Rules for Good Behavior & Success –

Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live the Alternatives –

39 Questions to Ponder –

Wall Street Journal: Facebook Privacy Options Guide –

2-for-1 Special – Relationships Matter Marketing Program
I have always encouraged book authors to work with other authors to promote each other’s books. In that spirit, I’ve extended my special 2-for-1 special for my new Relationships Matter Marketing Program.

Why? Because relationships really do matter. They are the essential basis of all good marketing. Without relationships, you can’t market anything very effectively.

You need relationships with fellow book authors. You need relationships with bloggers, website owners, ezine editors, TV producers, magazine editors, freelance writers, bookstore buyers, associations, and more!

But start here: Find a fellow book author who will share the cost of the Relationships Matter Marketing Program. One of you actually buy the course via the link below. That person then sends me the name and email address of their partner. That’s it. Both of you get the benefits of the entire program – at half cost!

In this 2-for-1 special I’m essentially teaching you how to start building the relationships that will go into sell thousands of your books.

Relationships Matter Marketing Program

If you sign up now, as a bonus, I’ll show you exactly how I got 50,000 visitors to my website in less than a month using the viral power of Pinterest as the driving force.

This special 2 for 1 special is good until the end of April 15th (Income Tax Day in the United States).

Again, you can find out more about this program by visiting here:

Or you can sign up directly for the program here:

And then email me the name and email address of your friend. Send to

Quotable Books
Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up. – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, wrestler and actor

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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