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Help! My book Isn’t Selling.
It’s hard to know when it’s time to give up or keep pushing, and in a world where there are 4,500 books published each day, it’s easy to get lost in the flood of titles that hit Amazon. So what’s an eager author to do? Well, before you give up – let’s look at 9 things that could be wrong and how to fix them.
In this session we’ll look at specific issues that seem to plague some books that just aren’t moving the needle.
Here are a few of the things we’ll look at:
• Marketing – are you doing enough of the right things? I’ll show you how to know what you should be doing and give yourself your very own marketing grade.
• Cover – do you know if your cover is strong enough for the genre?
• Reviews – do you have enough? How to get more reviews even if your book is more than a year old.
• Is your book to old? Does it matter to your reader?
Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU. She is the author of sixteen books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.”
In Spring of 2010, she taught the first ever self-publishing class for NYU, this six week (one night a week) program was a culmination of her years of experience in the publishing and book marketing field. The class will return in Spring 2011. She is also a Blogger for Books, Book Marketing, and Publishing on the Huffington Post.
Penny began her career in the publicity, book marketing, and literary field over 16 years ago. During that time she has been an author, freelance writer, publicist, and instructor. She has been instrumental in creating several highly successful marketing, social media market, and publicity campaigns for author events and book launches. Penny is also President and CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. and has developed and implemented countless marketing and publicity strategies. She has worked with such high profile clients as Marci Shimoff, John Assaraf, world renowned psychic and ghost buster, Jane Doherty, Barney Rosenzweig creator of Cagney & Lacey, Fred and Kim Goldman, owners of If I Did It, Jac Flanders (of the original Fantastic Four) and Tammi Menendez, wife of Erik Menendez and the first eBay auction of a Princess Diana gown (lot “9” from Christie’s New York). Her firm has worked with numerous bestsellers including: The Kennedy Detail, The Answer, Happy for No Reason, The Go-Giver, The Laws of Thinking and such high-profile books as: Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul. Her clients have been featured on The View, CBS The Early Show, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, MTV, CNN, CNN Showbiz Tonight, National Public Radio, Something You Should Know, E-Entertainment Television, The Heloise Show and in Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Essence Magazine, More Magazine, The Bridal Guide, Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC… and many others.
Penny’s innovative social media and marketing strategies have been featured in MORE Magazine, Marketing Sherpa, The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, Book Marketing Update, The Publicity Hound, The San Diego Union Tribune, Working Writer Magazine, Vision Magazine, Writer’s Web, New Book Reviews, Romance Writers of America, RW of Europe and many more. Penny has also presented her social marketing seminars, specifically on Twitter, for organizations such as Hearst Media.
You can visit her web site at www.amarketingexpert.com