Here are a few articles and blog posts I’ve come across in the past few days. Most feature great tips on how to write your book. The last article features a new tool that could revolutionize book marketing.
Seven Great Writing Tips from Seven Great American Writers – http://inktank.fi/seven-great-tips-from-seven-great-american-writers
How to Write a Story – http://www.doilookstupid.in/home/ArticleDetails/88/How-to-Write-a-Story
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Maryelser Kinmore – http://www.ehow.com/how_4681591_write-novel-using-snowflake-method.html
Writing tips for Non-Writers Who Don’t Want to Work at Writing by John Scalzi – http://www.whatever.scalzi.com/2006/02/12/writing-tips-for-non-writers-who-dont-want-to-work-at-writing
Music Data Analyst Turns Sights to Books by Leslie Kaufman – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/26/business/media/music-data-analyst-turns-sights-to-books.html
The New York Times‘s story on the Next Big Book technology reveals the revolutionary power of this new book marketing analytics tool for publishers (http://www.nextbigbook.com):
Fritz Foy, Macmillan’s executive vice president for digital publishing and strategic technology, said that in limited testing the Next Big Book tool had already provided insights.
“The one I couldn’t believe was the absolute overlapping correlation between traffic to an author’s Wikipedia site to book sales,” Mr. Foy said. “It is such a tight correlation that at first I thought it had to be wrong.”
The company has also found correlation between spiking interest on Goodreads, the social media site owned by Amazon, and sales at Barnes & Noble stores.
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. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.
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