Free Ebook Monday!
Welcome to a new feature at the How to Write Shop – Free Ebook Monday! (As long as I can find a decent assortment of free books to share, I’ll try to post a list at least one Monday a month.)
Today I have.
(Disclaimer: I haven’t, unless noted, read these books, but I did try to vet them by previewing them and checking reviews. If you download one and love or hate it, report back! Also, most books listed are at Amazon. This is because Amazon has more free books.)
Social Media Marketing for Publishers Description (from Amazon): Marketing your books or publishing brand through social media needn’t be confusing! This eBook is the essential Publisher’s Handbook to all social media activities that you need to know about. Social media marketing expert Liz Murray guides you through a series of social media topics by making the subject matter easy to understand, engaging and personal. You’ll learn the same methods that she has used working with well known publishing brands. Key areas covered include social media planning, websites and blogs, Facebook, Twitter, other social media marketing sites, measuring ROI and social media tools. The book is aimed at those who want to gain a low level understanding of all areas of social media rather than extensive knowledge about one area. It’s the perfect go to handbook, there when you need to refer to it.
Blog Transformation Secrets Description (from Amazon, edited): Get this simple, easy to follow and actionable guide and learn the secrets to transforming your blog into: a digital asset search engines love to send traffic to; a powerful resource visitors return to over and over again; a recognized authority in your area of expertise.
Discover the secrets, and feel the power of knowing how to do it yourself today with Blog Transformation Secrets.
15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy Description (from Amazon, edited): In “15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy,” a renowned economist, speaker and leadership expert Mary C. Kelly, PhD covers 15 ways to assist business owners in more effective marketing, enhanced productivity, and achieving greater profits all the time.
Becoming a Freelance Writer: Create a Writing Portfolio That Wows Your Clients Description (from Amazon, edited): Your writing portfolio can be the single biggest factor in your success as a freelance writer. It is like hanging out a sign in a storefront, telling potential clients what you do and how you can solve their writing needs.
Becoming a Freelance Writer: Create a Writing Portfolio That Wows Your Clients tells you how to develop your writing portfolio site, how to fill it with quality writing samples, and how to market it to get exposure and generate business.
Agents and Editors:
How to Write a Great Query Letter: Insider Tips and Techniques for Success
How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent
Description: Both by Noah Lukeman, agent and author of The First Five Pages.
Get Published Description (from Amazon): It has never been easy for new authors to find a publisher but in the last few years it has become significantly harder. In 2008, the average author earned less than £7000 per annum. According to The Times approximately 200,000 books were available for sale in the UK in 2007. Of that total, 190,000 titles sold fewer than 3,500 copies. The top 5% of titles by sales volume accounted for over 60% of total book sales. No wonder publishers are careful about signing new writers. But there is good news in amongst all the doom and gloom. Right now, it has never been easier to be published. Everyone who posts something on Facebook is in effect a published author. And some blogs are read by tens of thousands of people daily, many more than might pick up a physical book by the same author. Then there’s self-publishing, vanity publishing, print on demand and so on. But how do you find your way round this minefield? Get published has been written by publishing insiders to help new authors understand the way publishers think and set about publishing if they can’t get a commercial publisher interested.
Write Good or Die
Also available free for Nook!
Description (from Amazon, edited): Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry.