Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bookmarks Help Sell Novels

Reads Like Murder - In Honolulu

Georgina Martin convinced three local Barnes and Noble stores to display her mystery, Reads Like Murder - In Honolulu. As a result, in a short time, she sold 82 copies.

51 copies were sold in one store. Why? Because she place 1,000 bookmarks in that store. As she noted, "The store had so many bookmarks they were practically giving them away to people."

As a result of the bookmark exposure and book sales, that store placed Reads Like Murder In Honolulu on the top shelf of the mystery section for more than three months, thus increasing the sales of the book.

Note: 1,000 bookmarks cost only 60.00 at (recommended by the above author).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Free interview with bestselling author Bill Quain

Listen in to the teleseminar I did with Bill Quain (bestselling author of Overcoming Time Poverty, 10 Rules to Break, 10 Rules to Make, and Pro-Sumer Power) earlier this evening. My free gift to you during this holiday season. Click here to listen in via the web or download the interview as an Mp3.

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Over the years I've met many people who offer products and services that can help authors and publishers sell more books. During the past two months, after attending several conferences where I renewed many friendships, I realized that I should introduce these people to readers of my newsletter and customers of Open Horizons.

So I'm hosting a weekly teleseminar where I will interview someone I think you should know - 1. Because you will learn some useful tips from them and 2. because they offer a service or product I think might help you market your books more effectively. The primary purpose of the teleseminars will be to teach you practical and effective book marketing tips.

This series of teleseminars takes place every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific. If you can make the live teleseminars, you'll be able to ask questions. But every teleseminar will be available for you to listen to any time during the next two years (or to download as an Mp3).

Here are the first few people I'm featuring in this series . . .


December 30th - Jeanne Hurlbert and Joan Stewart, founders of and

January 5th - Mark Victor Hanson, bestselling co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as founder of the Mega Book Marketing Universities. Has sold over 157 million books worldwide. His newest venture is Special day (Tuesday) and time (6:00 p.m. Eastern).

January 6th - Rick Frishman, co-founder of Planned TV Arts, president of Morgan James Publishing, and creator of the Author 101 Universities.

January 13th - Brad Walton, radio personality, media consultant, author, and speaker. Founder of and author of How Does the Heart Know Love?

January 20th - Frank Marquette, director of Light Box Trailers. He will talk about how authors can promote their books with video.

January 27th - Joel Bauer, founder of

February 10th - Dharmesh Shah, founder and CTO of HubSpot and developer of

February 24th - Sharon Williams, founder of The 24 Hour Secretary and the International Association of Virtual Author Assistants.

March 10th - Kathi Dunn and Ron "Hobie" Hobart, book cover designers with Dunn & Associates Design. Book covers are marketing tools that impact the success of books.

March 17th - Jackie Lapin, founder of Life Wisdom Network and

March 24th - Alex Carroll, creator of the program and guest on over 1,200 radio shows during the past ten years.

April 7th - Michelle Tennant Nicholson, founder of Wasabi Publicity,,, and

April 28th - Joanna Penn, creator of the Author 2.0 Blueprint and The Creative Penn blog on writing and publishing.

For a list of the other upcoming seminars, see

If you'd like to take part in this incredible series of teleseminars (there will be at least 52 of them), you can sign up for less than $1 per seminar by clicking here: (that's $37 total for a year's worth of money-making seminars for you!).

Again, the next teleseminar is Wednesday, December 23rd, so sign up soon. Each teleseminar will start at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and last no more than one hour. And there will be time for you to ask questions of me as well as my guest.

Sign up now by clicking here:
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