27 March 2011

A writer’s week on twitter – book marketing tips

I started using twitter because I read that it would be useful for book marketing.  It is, of course – and is so much more.  I have had so much great advice, inspiration and met so many wonderful writers and poets that I almost forgot about the book marketing, so this week I’ve been looking out for good tweets and here are a few of the best:

Tony Eldridge’s Marketing Tips for Authors

Tony Eldridge (@tonyeldridge) is a published author and a low cost / no cost book marketing expert with loads of good tips and advice on his blog at http://blog.marketingtipsforauthors.com/  as well as free book marketing videos to help you better market your books using Blogger and Wordpress.  Tony has a great relaxed style as he takes you through it step by step - and you can subscribe for email alerts as new videos become available.

Pump up your book

Dorothy Thompson (@pumpupyourbook) takes a very different approach on http://www.pumpupyourbook.com   Pump Up Your Book is a PR company who will give your book the best online distribution possible with every conceivable way of promoting a book including author interviews, giveaways, excerpts and trailers.  Dorothy aims to concentrate on the millions of people who buy books online every day and has developed a range of meets for authors looking for optimum online presence. 

Working with book bloggers

I am grateful to Kathleen Callista (@callista83) for a tweet about working with book bloggers on The Book Publicity Blog http://bit.ly/f8kbcC which has some useful suggestions for book bloggers that will of course be of interest to any book publicists and authors.
Galley Cat

You’ve probably come across GalleyCat before but I am grateful to Florida based Adrian Fusiarski (@Fusiarskifor alerting me to 'Best Book Publicity and Marketing Twitter Feeds' @GalleyCat http://bzz.co.cc/grrx1D

Novel Publicity! 

Finally, no look at book marketing would be complete without mentioning the irrepressible Emlyn Chand (@emlynchandfor all her hard work launching http://www.novelpublicity.com  (@novelpublicitywhere you can get advice on DIY PR and services including custom book trailers, blog tours and use of social media.

All I need to do now is get back to writing and finish the book…


  1. Great resources. Thanks for sharing :) And good luck with the writing.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  2. Great information! Thank you!

    Lots of luck with your writing!


  3. Wow thanks for the mention. I'm quite behind on reading my @mentions. I haven't figured out the way I want to keep up with twitter yet.

  4. This is really cool blog. i like your writing skills and that post is very informative. Thanks for share it keep it up.


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