The holidays are a magical time, and not just because of gumdrops and snowdrops and red cups at Starbucks. We, as marketers, love the holidays because people are in buying moods. Authors can take advantage of the mass shopping mentality to acquire new readers, maximize revenue, and sell more books. The downside of holiday marketing? […]
We received lots of positive feedback from you on the recent Facebook Ads webinar that we held. We’d like to continue offering education sessions like these to our author community. Tell us which topics you’d like us to cover by taking the very brief survey below.
Our mission at Written Word Media is to empower authors to reach their audience. The way we do this is to continually build the reader audience for each of our sites. The primary way we reach our readers is by sending them a daily or weekly email filled with fantastic books that they will love. […]
Editor’s note: this summer, we were fortunate enough to have Sarah as an intern at Written Word Media. Sarah studies behavioral psychology and blended her love of books, experience working with Written Word Media, and knowledge of psychology to put together the below recommendation – all backed by research. As a psychology major at Tufts […]
Hello! I am the founder of Freebooksy and Bargain Booksy. I try to communicate with most of our customers so hopefully this is not the first time you are hearing from me. But if it is, thank you for being a supporter. I started Freebooksy back in 2011 as a side project to help my […]
We’re constantly curious about a Kindle owner’s consumer behavior: what they’re reading, how they discover books, whom they trust for book recommendations, where they’re talking about the books they’re reading. We have a resource of hundreds of thousands of Kindle owners in the form of our readers at Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, NewInBooks, and Red Feather Romance. We surveyed our readers to get a sense of the current trends and benchmark data associated with a Kindle owner.
A question we get all the time is “what’s the best price point for a book on your site?” The answer is more complicated than a number: it depends on your goals. Pricing any product, including an ebook, needs a sophisticated strategy based on data and is wholly dependent on your specific goals. Authors tend to […]
Freebooksy Series Features Now Provide Wider Marketing Opportunities for Indie Authors July 21, 2015 – Kobo and Written Word Media announced the launch of a new partnership today called Freebooksy Features, a curated selection of free ebook titles handpicked by a collaborative team from Freebooksy and Writer’s Life. The selections represent an array of genres […]
Writing a series is a great way to keep your reader base and sell more books. But how does that translate to marketing? How can authors make the most of the series model and effectively reach the people most likely to be repeat customers and longtime readers? We talked to two influencers in the book […]
Never judge a book by its cover. The problem with that? Everyone does it. A book’s cover informs the reader of the book’s genre, tone, content, and even quality. You know that your book is high-quality — but a professional cover is the fastest way to make sure the reader knows it too. We’ll demonstrate. […]