3 S.R. Johannes: Marketing ebook

Monday, June 25, 2012

Marketing ebook

First off, here is an interesting article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the success of ebooking (psst I might be quoted in it :)

Secondly, I wanted to talk about marketing.

Since I started this marketing blog, readers have been asking me/suggesting I do a marketing ebook for some time.

Well, now is the time.

In a few weeks - I will be publishing a marketing ebook. The book will encompasses ALL of the marketing articles I have written on my blog over the past 6 years, It will also include some exclusive ones (that will not be on the web site) on new topics such as self pubbing and pinterest to name a few.

In addition to the blog articles, the ebook will also encompass about 20-25 of the marvelous marketing interviews from top editors, outstanding agents, and bestselling authors who have all provided permission for me to use them. It will also include a section on resources with additional marketing resources including blogs, web sites, books, and more!

Now, just to be upfront and honest so you don't feel bamboozled (love that word) - you can find 75% of the ebook information on my blog for free! You just have to search for it.

I am pulling together this ebook mainly for my readers - to provide an easy reference guide that is convenient, organized by topic, and put together - so you don't have to search over 6 years in my blog to find anything on marketing plans or book trailers.

The ebook will be about 100 pages and sell for under 5$. However, it will be on sale for less the first week it is out which is planned for early August. It will be available in all formats so if you don't have an ereader - you will be able to get a pdf/doc so you can keep it on your computer for future reference. 

If you have any suggestions of additional articles you would like to see - feel free to leave them in the comments section and I will consider the topics as I finish my original articles.

Stay tuned! :)

12 comments:

Mary said...

A great plan! You *know* there are a ton of authors out there who want to market their books (indie or big six--doesn't matter, since pretty much everyone has to do at least some of their own marketing). Always good to learn from someone who's been there, done that and knows the ins and outs.

Elle Strauss said...

Can't wait!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds awesome. Let's be sure to shout out about it when you do your guest post for your new book. I can't wait for it.

It'd be really helpful to know how to use Twitter to market your book and also as an aspiring author. I know that I and others wonder what to do with Twitter to connect with others but not have it suck up great blocks of time. Like I work full-time so wouldn't be able to have a Twitter conversation during the day.

Kath said...

YAY!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

So there! This is a great idea...

Jemi Fraser said...

AWesome! It'll be nice to not have to search through the blog for the exact link I remember! :)

DL Hammons said...

I'll be there, standing in line waiting! :)

meradeth said...

Awesome! I'll be looking forward to it. (Considering I have enough of your posts already bookmaked, haha!)

Deirdra A. Eden said...

You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: the Powerful Woman Writer Award. There are no pass along requirements. This is just to reward you for all the hard work you do!

Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
~Deirdra

Kelly Polark said...

That's a great idea, Shelli! Good luck!

LTM said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like another winner to me. Best of luck w/your new book! I imagine there's a huge market for a marketing book. umm... LOL! ;o)

4utea said...

Great interview! I love the idea of writing a short novella series - I'm seriously contemplating that next! Looking forward to tonight!
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