Sunday, September 28, 2008

Marketing Books

Here's an observation. Last month, when I asked folks what their favorite books on writing were, I received a large number of responses. This month, when I asked about favorite books on marketing, I received a handful. Hmm...I think this reflects what many writer feel (this one included)--that they LOVE writing and HATE marketing.

With that in mind, here is a list of some recommended books on marketing.


1001 Ways to Market Your Book by John Kremer
An Author's Guide to Children's Book Promotion by Susan Salzman Raab
The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
The Complete Guide to Book Publicity by Jodee Blanco
The Shy Writer by C. Hope Clark
Guerrilla Marketing for Writers by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman and Michael Larsen
Publicize Your Book! by Jacqueline Deval
The Children’s Writer’s & Illustrators Market Guide by Alice Pope.
It’s a Bunny Eat Bunny World by Olga Litowinsky
Plug Your Book! by Steve Weber.
Any of the marketing books by Seth Godin

2 comments:

Peter N. Jones said...

Good point, most writers hate to market. This despite it being required more and more in the publishing industry. I've found a lot of good information online as well as using books. To help other writers, I've compiled most of the online resources and put them up for free for other writers to use. Marketing Your Books or Writing Online.

Marketing is a whole other world to writing, but it can be just as fun.

Terry P. said...

Hi Peter,

So true! Thanks for including your link. I just took a look and you've got some great information there! I hope folks give it a read.

Happy marketing!
Terry