Book Marketing Tip of the Week
June 7, 2010: Child Flight Day / Captain Fantastic Birthday, Old Rugged Cross Day, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, VCR Birthday, Most Boring Day of the Year, Chief Seattle Day

Details on these days and 18,800 others! can be found in
John Kremer's Celebrate Today Special Events Data Files.

In this issue . . .
- Ten Million Eyeballs in Carlsbad, California
- Specialty retailers
- Ann McIndoo's Speed Writing System Seminar
- Email column builds a platform
- Tweets you can use
- Social Networking Success for Authors
- A&E Star Tracks looking for articles

Ten Million Eyeballs in Carlsbad, California
I'm hosting a live Ten Million Eyeballs two-day seminar in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, June 26th, and Sunday, June 27th. You can read about the content for this seminar and sign up for it by going to: The fee, which includes everything featured in the Red Hot Special (normally $500), is only $297.

You must sign up this coming week if you want to be sure to have a spot in this special live seminar.

Why take this seminar? Obviously, one key reason: Sell more books.

But, the more visible you are online, the more people who hear or read about you and your book, the more you can also . . .

=> Sell more audios, videos, ebooks, courses, coaching, etc.

=> Get more visitors to your website.

=> Sell subsidiary rights for audios, videos, paperbacks, etc.

=> Get more followers and fans on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

=> Sell foreign rights. If they can't find you online, they don't buy rights!

=> Get more speaking engagements.

=> Form more relationships with key websites.

=> Reach more people with your ideas, inspiration, etc.

Specialty retailers
Here are a few more specialty retailers that sell books . . .

All Sauced Up, 646 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738; 865-436-7700. Email: Web: Gourmet foods, kitchen gadgets, cookbooks.

Fresh Vitamins, Corporate Office, 11306 NE 124th Street #101, Kirkland, Washington 98034; 800-245-1504; Fax: 800-245-3134. Email: Web: Includes six natural food stores in Washington (formerly Pilgrim's Natureway) and eight stores in Arizona (formerly Arizona Health Foods). They host author/expert events. Books on health, cooking, fitness.

Magic and Novelty Outlet, Mountain Mall, Level D, 611 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37736; 865-436-0096. Email: Web: Magic and fun books, gags, juggling, puppets, gifts, and more.

On the Mesa, 3390 N Highway 89, Prescott, Arizona; 928-776-7671. Mind/body/spirit books and gifts.

02 Bead Experience, Glen and Susie Gothard, RiverBend Mall #105, 511 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; 865-430-9115. Email: Web: Bead and glass art supplies, tools, and books.

Ann McIndoo's Speed Writing System Seminar
Ann McIndoo is presenting a free teleseminar on Thursday where she'll describe her speed writing system for getting nonfiction books written in less than 90 days. If it's taking you longer to write your book than you ever expected, you should listen in on this teleseminar. Ann has already helped 268 authors get their books done on time.

The free telephone seminar is offered on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at your choice of two times: either 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific) or 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific). To sign up for either teleseminar, go to: (that's an affiliate link).

Email column builds a platform
Several weeks ago, I wrote about Curtis Seltzer's syndicating a column buying country property. Besides posting the columns on his website and also including them in his email newsletter, he also offers them for a fee to websites, blogs, and other media. As a follow-up to my previous article, Curtis sent me the following additional feedback:

The column has been both a platform and a door. It provides content that has built a platform (where none existed before), from which a door has opened into speaking, consulting, blah-blahing, book sales and whatever. The column I sent you is moving much more toward an op-ed/feature style; the other one for is more meat-and-potatoes for real-estate folks.

A weekly column produces two other benefits. First, it forces the writer to produce something each week--sometimes easier and better than others. And second, it produces a book after a year. And, of course, it shows that the writer was not just passing through.

I'm blah-blahing in Vancouver at the end of June, which is largely the product of producing weekly columns related to a foundation book.

If you've been hesitating about writing a regular column or syndicating articles via the Internet, use his story to help get you motivated. Writing articles and columns can help you build a platform, get speaking engagements, and sell more books.

Tweets you can use
Here are a few more tweets from John Kremer you might find of value:

=> Karen McQuestion sold 36,000 novels thru Amazon's Kindle format and now has a film option with a Hollywood -

=> Good advertising builds sales. Great advertising builds factories. - Bill Bernbach #quotable

=> RT @RickBakas Why I wrote the book #QuickBites -

=> My list of bookstores that tweet now includes 319 booksellers -

=> BookExpo refused to break out bookseller attendance at BEA this year. Why? Because so few came. Truth be told.

=> When is the best time to tweet? Advice from experts:

=> Discover how Ann McIndoo has helped 268 authors get their books written. Done, done, done: (affiliate)

=> If you took all the politicians in the world and laid them end to end, it would be a good idea. #funny

=> RT @mayhemstudios Top 8 iPhone Apps for Self-Help:

Follow more of John's tweets at

Social Networking Success for Authors
Peggy Sue Skipper will be interviewing Dana Lynn Smith, author of The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Successful Social Marketing, during a teleseminar on Tuesday, June 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The fee is $39 for this 75-minute teleseminar, which also includes two bonus reports:

The Learning Guide is designed to help you maximize the value of the teleseminar with screen shots and links to resources

Dana's special report, 10 Steps to Online Networking Success.

For more information, go to:

A&E Star Tracks looking for articles
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ are looking for industry-related articles by
authors and speakers for their Star Tracks newsletter. They don't pay,
but they do provide you with exposure to 30,000 potential readers. The
deadline for the July issue is June 28th. For more information or to submit
an article, email or call 480-940-8182.

Quotable Books
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. - John Wooden, basketball coach

More great quotes and quotable books at

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