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Web links for Book Marketing Online

The Women’s National Book Association hosted a discussion about Book Marketing Online this evening. I was honored to be a member of the panel with a great group of bloggers, publishers, publicists, online marketers, and all around publishing gurus. As promised to the participants, I compiled a list of web links on the subject. Thought you or someone you know might find the list helpful. So, here the it is…

I love this list for authors! “50 Things Under $50 To Promote Your Book”:

Brace yourself for some straight talk…Sonia Simone’s “7 Harsh Realities of Social Media Marketing”:

Here are several links specific to Twitter…

J.S. McDougall’s “10 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Book Publishers”:

Dan Blank, from Digital Book World, “How To Leverage Twitter When You Have Little Time”:

Mashable, as mentioned on the panel. Read about all things twitter and more:

Intended for college students, but helpful to all using Twitter “100 Twitter Tools To Help You Meet Your Goals”:

Recommended by Kelly Leonard, one of tonight’s panelists, “How To Quantify The Reach Of Your Tweet”:

About blogging…

Michael Hyatt’s “Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog?”:

Jason Baer’s “How To Match 10 Key Success Metrics To Your Blogging Strategy”:

Sage advice about what not to so with your blog from Jane Friedman “5 Things That Make Me Stop Reading Websites and Blogs”:


Galley Cat’s “Podcasting Tips for Authors”:

Planning your own publicity? This calendar is an amazing resource to make a plan:

Helpful sites mentioned at tonight’s WNBA event…

Yen Cheong’s blog on “news, trends, and tips for book publicists” is a great resource for anyone in the book business:

Social Network for books. music, movies, and more on the web:

MeetUp “helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities”:

Book Movement “serves over 21,000 book clubs”:

Good luck to all of you and your book projects!

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