Book Marketing Tips for Book Authors: Early June 2018

Here are a few of the book marketing tips for book authors that I’ve shared during the first part of June 2018.

Rules for Writers

Stephen King: 22 Tips for Writers on Writing —

His first tip? Check it out: If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

Speaking and Teaching

Speaking and Teaching Opportunities for Book Authors —

Sample Listing …

Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson Street, Burlington IA 52601; 319-754-8069. Email: Web: The art center showcases the work of local and regional artists. They also offer children, teen, and adult art workshops as well as other special events throughtout the year.

Children’s Booksellers

Children’s Bookstore Listings — (Plus other gift stores that sell books.)

Sample listing …

Little Red Wagon – Kid’s Stuff, 4417 220th Trail, Amana IA 52203; 319-622-3822. Web: Feature toys, books, puzzles, games, and more.

Hometown Heroes

Rose Glen Literary Festival, Carroll McMahan, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, <110 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville TN 37862; 865-453-6411. Email: Web: The premier southeastern authors, speakers, and book fair held at the Sevierville Convention Center. Next event: February 23, 2019.

Note: Author Elyse Bruce’s Missy Barrett Books were featured in the travel promotion publication for Sevierville, Tennessee.

Here’s my suggestion: Ask your local chamber of commerce or visitor’s bureau to feature you and your books as hometown heroes.

And check out these 39 Book Festivals Around the U.S. (and one in Canada) —

Pinterest Trends

The top trends for June 2018 on Pinterest

3 reasons why Pinterest should be your go to social network. Hint: Pinterest users are buyers and they buy a lot. Check out my Pinterest Marketing webinar replay:

Promote via Bloggers

Connect with these 106 DIY Bloggers, Food Bloggers, Beauty Bloggers, Garden Bloggers. Check them out here:

Sample listing: Everyday Maven – Alyssa Brantley, blogger. Food, healthy cooking, organic foods, recipes.

Christmas Stores

You can sell holiday-related books to Christmas stores. Here’s one:

International Christmas Market,4423 220th Trail, Amana IA 52203; 319-622-7650. Web:

And here are a few more Christmas stores:

Kurt Vonnegut: Be Kind - At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies: God damn it, you’ve got to be kind. — Kurt Vonnegut

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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