Book Marketing Tip of the Week
July 14, 2010: Bastille Day (French Independence Day), Crop Circles Birthday, Liquid-Fueled Rocket Birthday, Pick Blueberries Day, Sedition Act Anniversary, Space Week

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

In this issue . . .
- screenplays for novels
- Blog posts on book marketing
- People You Should Know Teleseminar series - upcoming guests
- Tweets you can use
- Free sample ebooks for book authors

Screenplays for novels
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In a recent blog post at http://blog.bookmarket.com, I wrote about how important the screenwriter is in determining the success of a movie.

I noticed the following comments in a recent issue of People Magazine - in an article on summer stinkers in the movie business:

Why The Last Airbender didn't work: Bad acting, lame visuals, and a script that bends logic.

Why The Killers didn't work: The actors had no chemistry - and painful jokes.

Why Jonah Hex didn't work: The holes in the script are bigger than the one in Hex's face.

Notice the common denominator: bad script, bad jokes, bad script.

You can have the best actors in the world, but if the script isn't right, the movie will never work.

Want to know more about writing scripts that work? Check out http://www.screenwritingu.com. Good people there.

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In response to that post, screenwriter Danek Kaus wrote to me about his screenwriting service:

I'm a produced screenwriter of an award-winning thriller out later this year. Got a great review in Variety. I was also recently hired by a production company to adapt a book for the big screen.

I can adapt any author's book into a screenplay, which can make for an easier sell of movie rights to Hollywood. For more information on my services, visit: http://yourbookintoamovie.com

When you contact Danek, tell him I sent you (so you get a special rate).

Blog posts on book marketing
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Here are a few of my recent blog posts you might find interesting:

First million-selling ebook author: James Patterson:
http://blog.bookmarket.com/2010/07/first-million-selling-ebook-author.html

A great first line for a novel:
http://blog.bookmarket.com/2010/07/great-first-line-for-novel.html

Advice to world-be book authors:
http://blog.bookmarket.com/2010/06/advice-to-would-be-book-authors.html

Social media widgets for Facebook or your website:
http://blog.bookmarket.com/2010/04/social-media-widgets-facebook-and-more.html

You don't have to be an Amazon bestseller to make the news:
http://blog.bookmarket.com/2010/03/you-dont-have-to-be-amazon-bestseller.html

People You Should Know Teleseminar series - upcoming guests
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Today - July 14th, 8:00 p.m. Eastern - Michael Tasner, president of TAZ Solutions and author of Marketing in the Moment: The Practical Guide to Using Web 3.0 Marketing To Reach Your Customers First. Topic: How to use the latest Internet marketing techniques to sell more books.

July 21st, 8:00 p.m. Eastern - Karen Strauss, president of Strauss Consultants and co-founder of BooksToMarketNow.com. Topic: How to sell your books to the major chains and wholesalers.

For more information on the people and topics for upcoming teleseminars,
click here: http://www.bookmarket.com/friendsteleseminars.htm

If you'd like to take part in this informative series of teleseminars, you can sign up for less than $1 per seminar here: http://bit.ly/jwu6K
 

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NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS 2011 NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
We seek Publishers & Authors with books about making our lives more
meaningful and/or the world a better place. We accept traditional and
self-published books, audio & spoken word, children & teen in 32
categories. For information including Guidelines & Entry Forms Enter
NOW & Save
. For Questions, email marilyn@nautilusbookawards.com

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

=> @GuyKawasaki talks about Twitter relationships: http://bit.ly/aCjpGi.
Really good interview.

=> @ColinSWood I wrote a web page about self-publishing options:
http://bookmarket.com/alternatives.htm

=> Google App Inventor: http://appinventor.googlelabs.com - Anyone can create an Android app direct to their Android phone - and sell it.

=> Check out the Indie Publishers Bestselling Books Hall of Fame:
http://bookmarket.com/bests.htm

=> Book Marketing Tip #11: Show your heart. When writing, let people see your heart. That's what creates word-of-mouth.

=> Book Marketing Tip #12: Most of your best book ideas and marketing ideas can be found right under your nose. Look around.

=> Now featuring 338 booksellers on my Twitter bookstore list:
http://twitter.com/#/list/JohnKremer/bookstores

=> There are 10 million thousand things we have to do every day. - Wisk TV ad - JK: But only three that are really important. Do those.

=> RT @TazSolutions Check out his new book Marketing in the Moment! and launch day bonuses http://marketinginthemomentbook.com/launch

Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer

Free sample ebooks for book authors
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Here are a few sample ebooks offered by literary agent Noah Lukeman:

How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent by Noah Lukeman (20 pages)

How to Write a Great Query Letter by Noah Lukeman

Noah Lukeman's blog, Ask a Literary Agent, encourages readers to ask questions about writing and publishing: http://www.askaliteraryagent.com. At the same site, you can sign up for a free monthly ezine.

He also makes available over 100 pages of excerpts from his other books, including The First Five Pages, The Plot Thickens, and A Dash of Style.

See the following website for more free ebooks on writing, humor, and reference: http://www.freebooksforall.com/bios.htm

And see the following website for free ebooks on business, social media, and Internet marketing: http://www.freebooksforall.com/business.htm

Quotable Books
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I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
- Mike Ditka, football coach

More great quotes and quotable books at http://www.quotablebooks.com


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