Books, Blogs, Podcasts & Products I Recommend
If you are pressed for time (and aren’t we all), start with the book marketing resources that have an asterisk. These are marketing-specific resources, not writing resources. I only recommend products I have personally used or tested. Several of these resources are specifically for Christian writers.
Products I Recommend
I use all these products personally and recommend them for all authors. Email me at chris@cksyme if you have any questions. Each product in this section has a live link for more info that is an affiliate link. Some of them require paid subscriptions.
Blogs Authors Should Follow For Marketing Advice:
My Author Concierge (tips for virtual assistants)
Podcasts That Offer Marketing Help For Authors
(find them in the ITunes Store, Stitcher (Android) or on your favorite podcast app) All these give great tips and marketing advice for authors:
Create if Writing with Kirsten Oliphant
General social media marketing advice blogs (how-to stuff):
*Social Media Examiner The best site for how-to’s. You need to follow this site!
I do not recommend blogs like Mashable and Tech Crunch for authors–they are basically blogs for people in the biz of marketing)
Recommended Reads on Book Marketing
*Newlsetter Ninja by Tammi Labrecque
*Strangers to Superfans by David Gaughran
*Prosperity for Writers by Honoree Corder
*How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen (copywriting and book descriptions)
*Launch to Market by Chris Fox (plus Six Figure Author, Write to Market, and Relaunch Your Novel)
You Must Write a Book by Honoree Corder (nonfiction authors go-to resource)
General Marketing Books To Understand Universal Marketing Strategies
The Content Code by Mark W. Schaefer
Known by Mark W. Schaefer
Stuff To Stay Away From: