Monday, July 13, 2009

Book Marketing Maven Dana Smith

Join Yvonne Perry, Owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services (WITS) as she hosts the Book Marketing Maven Dana Lynn Smith on WITS Podcast this Friday, July 17.

Dana Lynn Smith specializes in developing book marketing plans for nonfiction books, and she is the author of the Savvy Book Marketer Guides series of e-books for authors and publishers. Dana has a degree in marketing and 15 years of publishing experience.

Dana will be discussing her two newest e-books in the series of The Savvy Book Marketer's Guides, which were edited by Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services.

Did you know that nearly $2 billion worth of books are purchased by U.S. libraries each year? Learn how to tap into this potentially lucrative market with The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries. This valuable resource is packed with practical advice, and the 22-point Action Plan will guide you through the process of marketing your book to libraries, from start to finish. You'll also get contact information for the top public and academic library systems in the U.S. and major wholesalers, distributors, book review journals, and library associations.

The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Successful Social Marketing will help you harness the power of viral marketing and online community to sell more books. You'll learn to use a variety of social marketing tools, including:

• Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter
• Reader communities, like Goodreads and Shelfari
• Social bookmarking and news sites, such as Digg and StumbleUpon
• Media sharing sites, like YouTube and Flickr
• Online forums and blogs

This 210-page guide includes hundreds of clickable hyperlinks, numerous screen shots, an online marketing glossary, and Action Plans designed to jump start your social marketing activities.

The Savvy Book Marketer Guides are available at
For free book marketing tips, visit Dana's blog at and also sign up for her Savvy Book Marketer newsletter there.

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