Writing and Creating Books

Query Letters That Work: Grab Them with the First Sentence

Guest post by Jeff Rivera Agents are so busy nowadays they won’t even give a query letter an entire paragraph to grab them. If you’ve passed the first test, what I like to call the scan test (meaning it looks professional at first glance), then you’ll be lucky to go on to the next test: […]

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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Book Marketing Makeover Months Redux

In December 2011 and January 2012, I featured guest posts from book authors, publicists, service providers, and others. Some of that book marketing content is still relevant today (seven years later), so I’m sharing the most relevant guest articles here on this website or linked to the original article on my old book promotion blog. […]

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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The Joy of Publishing: How to Know If a Book Is Good

Would you like a quick way to decide if a book is good? Sometimes when you get so many books to read, look at, review, or provide testimonials for, you might have to follow the simple method used by the great Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski to decide which books are worthy of your attention. Would […]

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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First Lines in Books Draw the Reader In: Make Them Great

In a review of Alice Sebold’s new novel The Almost Moon, the reviewer quoted the first lines of her new novel and then quoted the first lines from her previous novel, The Lovely Bones, as well. In her first novel, The Lovely Bones, it took Alice two lines to kill off the heroine: “My name was […]

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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