If you want to sell more books, you've come to the right place! The Savvy Book Marketer guidebooks and training programs listed below will teach you the skills you need to promote your books effectively and boost your book sales.
Book Marketing Guides
Packed with detailed how-to instructions, valuable links, and screenshots, each of these guidebooks also includes an Action Plan with a checklist to move you forward quickly in selling more books.
Virtual Book Tour Magic
If you're looking for a way to get your book in front of a huge new audience of targeted book buyers, then a virtual book tour is for you. You'll connect with potential customers, develop relationships with key influencers, and sell books during the tour and for months afterward. This guide will walk you through every step of planning your own successful virtual book tour!
How to Get Your Book Reviewed
Reviews are a critical part of any book marketing plan, whether you're promoting a new book or a book that's been out for a while. The more reviews you have and the more places your reviews appear, the more exposure and selling power you have! Learn how to get powerful endorsements, testimonials and reviews and use them to boost your book sales.
How to Sell More Books on Amazon
How can you make your books stand out from the huge number of competing books on Amazon and turn shoppers into buyers? This information-packed ebook outlines top strategies for maximizing your book's exposure and boosting sales and profits through this vital sales channel.
Selling Your Book to Libraries
Nearly $2 billion worth of books are purchased by U.S. libraries each year. Learn how to tap into this lucrative market with this indispensable guide. In addition to practical advice from an industry veteran, you'll get contact information for top libraries, re-sellers, book review journals, and associations.
Directory of Top U.S. Libraries
Save time in researching and contacting the top U.S. libraries. This database includes contact information for 50 of the largest public library systems and 50 of the largest university libraries in the U.S. As a special bonus, you'll also get a list of 150 of the largest public libraries in Texas, plus 122 academic libraries in Texas.
Author Training Programs
The Ultimate Book Marketing Plan Workshop
The key to successful book marketing is to understand your target audiences and develop a strategic plan of action for reaching them and persuading them to buy. That's why it's so critical to develop a book marketing plan that's customized for your book, your target audiences, and your own skills, budget and availability.
This unique hands-on program comes with five training sessions, fill-in-the-blank worksheets, checklists and planning tools. By the time you're finished, you'll have your very own customized book marketing plan to help you sell more books.
How to Sell More Books
While some marketing strategies apply to all types of books, there are some real differences in the most effective ways to promote children's books, novels, and nonfiction books. To help you learn exactly how to sell the type of book that YOU write, I've developed three different programs:
Each of these programs includes a 90-minute presentation, plus my information-packed resource guide featuring dozens of links to the websites, tools and how-to articles that you need to sell more books.
Virtual Speaking for Authors: Make Money with Teleseminars and Webinars
Are you wondering how to get started with teleseminars and webinars, or confused about the technical and logistical aspects? Do you want to learn how to profit from these virtual speaking opportunities?
The How to Make Money with Teleseminars and Webinars training program walks you through each step of the process.
What Others Are Saying About the Savvy Book Marketer Guides
"All of Smith’s books are easy reads and exhibit her ability to use creativity in a practical way in book marketing. Following her marketing advice is sure to boost your sales."
— MaAnna Stephenson, author of Just the FAQs series
"Dana, what a wonderful tool you have created for authors! You have definitely created a resource that is simple enough for anyone to use and powerful enough to make a difference for people who follow your advice."
— Tony Eldridge, author of The Samson Effect and the Marketing Tips for Authors blog
"I look forward to your new products. I always learn so much from you."
— Barbara Techel, author of Frankie (the walk 'n roll dog) Book Series
"Successful Social Marketing is absolutely amazing. It's basic and clear enough for writers just beginning to use social marketing as a marketing tool, but complete enough that even veteran marketers will find new applications and new marketing ideas within its pages."
"Many authors and publishers overlook the library market. After you read Selling Your Book to Libraries, you'll be able to tap into this valuable market with ease. Highly recommended."
"Dana Lynn Smith has unlocked the world of libraries for writers. Everything a writer needs to know about how a book gets selected, purchased, and shelved in today’s libraries is covered in one easy source. This is an up-to-date, reliable marketing tool that will become an important resource for writers."
— Readers Favorite Book Review and Awards Contest
"How to Get Your Book Reviewed is packed full of practical info, how-tos, and even a template to help you get it done! As a newbie, I appreciated even her common sense info. I'm very grateful for this fantastic resource. I think this book is an absolute must for any author!”
— Dee, marketing director for D.I. Telbat, author of Dark Liaison