Diving into Marketing


1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer has some great ideas. Twice a month I will be sharing some nuggets from the book.

Two fundamentals of marketing: product and distribution

Let’s start with some fundamentals of marketing (covered in Chapter 1):

  1. If you want to sell books, you have to motivate readers to buy them.
  2. The two most important activities you need to do to market books are letting people know about the books and making sure the books are available.
  3. You need to do your homework!
  4. Each part/step of publishing a book should contribute to marketing the book.
  5. Marketing doesn’t happen overnight; it requires consistent effort over a period of time (at least 18 months).
  6. You need to commit to marketing your book and stick with it.
  7. Marketing involves presenting a clear image to your audience.
  8. The foundation of marketing is building relationships.
  9. Remember your goal!

Never stop marketing as long as a book is in print

I am excited to be helping a fellow author with some publishing and marketing this year. If you are interested in being coached, or need help with publishing or marketing, I’d enjoy chatting with you.



  1. Tracy Krauss on January 5, 2017 at 7:40 am

    This is a great book. I haven’t read it in awhile so this inspires me to go back and look at it again. He has very practical tips and tons of info.

  2. Ruth L Snyder on January 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Yes, there is a lot to learn and try. Thanks for your encouragement, Tracy 🙂

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