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!
Recommended Reads on Book Marketing
*Newlsetter Ninja by Tammi Labrecque
Amazon Decoded by David Gaughran (book is free when you sign up for his newsletter)
*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)
General Marketing Books To Understand Universal Marketing Strategies (advanced strategies)
The Content Code by Mark W. Schaefer
Known by Mark W. Schaefer
Stuff To Stay Away From: