Guest Post: Marketing Books in the Social Media Age
Uncategorized / October 9, 2011

Marketing Books in the Social Media Age This is a guest post from James Norman, a writer for the content creation firm Article Writing Services. Advantages To Contemporary Marketing There are several challenges to today’s marketing scene that would seem to prohibit great success in publicizing books. A damaged economy translates into purses held more tightly and coffers that aren’t brimming at the edges. In short, it has become much harder to convince someone that their dollars are well spent on a particular item, including a book. In spite of this fact, this era of even more sophisticated technology provides for some assets to literary marketing. The biggest current web trend is social media; when used effectively, it can establish hype around a new title and get people excited about looking for it as soon as it’s available. Although new technology continues to be all the rage, there seems to be a return in favor of real human contact as well. Providing opportunities to associate a book with an actual flesh-and-blood person is a smart way to build interest in its release date.  How to Market Books Today The best ways to get the word out on books these days…

Thoughts on: Pandora’s Grave by Stephen England
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 9, 2011

About: “Pandora’s Grave” by Stephen England is a fictional book set mostly in the US and Middle East. The novel is the first of a series and I, for one, am looking forward to see what’s next. Mr. England was kind enough to give three (3) eCopies for a giveaway. This is an international contest. My rating for Pandora’s Grave – 5 Buy & Save on “Pandora’s Grave” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Kin­dle |Smashwords Thoughts: “Pandora’s Grave” by Stephen England (website) is an exciting thrill ride which starts fast and continues until the last page. This book is the kind of spy thrillers we rarely see anymore, maybe because the Cold War has supplied so many great stories and its end demised them. The book reminded me of the TV show “24”, it is devised into small sections which tell the reader what happens in different places at the same time. The story is rich, thrilling with plenty of action in the tradition of the good ol’ Cold War thrillers but with twists. The main character, Harry Nichols, is well written as well as the rest of the cast. I was actually surprised to find how well the…

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