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Friday, February 1, 2013


It's the first day of February and that means that the launch of my book, "A Year of Book Marketing - Part 1" has officially came to an end. I spent most of the morning notifying winners and sending prizes. Here's the official list of winners:

1 Free copy of “A Year of Book Marketing – Part 1” goes to:
Karen Banes

2 Free Kindle copies of "Marketing Your Book On Amazon" by Shelley Hitz go to:
Claire Wade and Monique Lortie Kimrey

And 5 Free copies of my book, "Book Marketing 101" go to:
Roland Lorans
Krishna De
Amanda Stephan
Mary Campagna Findley
Astrid Gay

Congratulations everyone!

While I have your attention, I wanted to let you know about a few announcements from my neck of the woods. I had the opportunity to be part of a book on marketing with 13 other book marketing experts. That book is being launched later this month and will give you another opportunity to win prizes.

I've just advanced from an author with a blog (located right here), to having a full blown author website. It's still in a developmental stage, but you can find it at:

AND I've started a book marketing book club! It's held on Facebook and each month we are going to read through a different book on book marketing. You can find out more about it at:

Thanks again for being part of my book launch and I wish you the best on your book marketing journey - which brings us to day #32 of our year of book marketing journey:

Day 32

“Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities.”

I have to tell you a story about me and book marketing. I originally saw all marketing as evil. I had some bad experiences with door-to-door marketing when I was fresh out of school that left a bitter taste in my mouth. I saw marketing as trying to sell something to someone that they didn’t really need, and were spending too much money on – but that’s not what book marketing should be.

My attitude about marketing prevented me from doing ANY book marketing for the first year and a half that my book was published. Sure, I had opportunities, but I would recoil at them. Someone would directly ask me about my book, and I would tell them it was just something I did – no big deal – and refused to talk about it... As you can see, I’ve grown since then. Don’t let your attitude about marketing, or even an aspect of marketing, limit your book marketing ability.

Marketing prompt:

Are there areas of book marketing that you have a bad attitude towards? If you need an attitude adjustment, research that area of marketing. Knowledge is power and can help you overcome any misgivings you might have.

Days to go: 333

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