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Book Promotion Advice for the Digital Age

ebooksummit23.jpgWhat can writers do to promote their work in the digital age? Rob Macdonald from Scribd, Scott Weisenthal from Off the Bookshelf, Nina Lassam from Wattpad, and Debbie Stier shared their thoughts during a book promotion panel at our eBook Summit last week.

Lassam shared the example of novelist Diana Ilinca. The author will publish Zirconya: The Sage of Aluh’Nehn in June, but Ilinca developed a side story from the novel on Wattpad. After interacting with her readers every week, Ilinca built a fan base for her upcoming novel.

Stier suggested that people pay more attention to mobile devices. She highlighted Foursquare’s use of coupons and how food trucks use Twitter to announce their locations. Stier predicted that writers, especially those in nonfiction, can capitalize on similar techniques.

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Author Launches Online Writing Community and Bookstore Platform

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This week author and NBC veteran Scott Weisenthal launched OffTheBookshelf.com, a writing community where authors can build an online bookstore for their digital books.

The community site opened with a selection of eBooks, ranging from Chick Lit to mystery to biography. In the “new books” section, prices range from $2.00 to $9.99 for an eBook.

Here’s more from the release: “OffTheBookshelf.com is a one-stop shop for everything a writer needs to publish a book: assistance with copyrights, editing, proofreading, marketing and publicity tools, and cover art creation. With OffTheBookshelf.com writers can offer their work as ebooks, audiobooks and print-on-demand paperback copies. Members can set up an online bookstore, sell books at the price they choose, and connect with like-minded writers.”

If you want to read more, the entire press release is embedded after the jump.

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