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kf4qhk

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What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 10:58 AM
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Hey guys,

I new book, written to help people get solutions from companies that either don't deliver on their warranties, or provide customer service, is released now on Amazon.com.

What are some ways that I can market it?

Thanks!

Jeremy James
sargeking

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 11:50 AM   in response to: kf4qhk in response to: kf4qhk
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Contact your local Better Business Bureau and ask for a list of companies that people are complaining about. Then run a short ad in the local paper for two weeks, twice weekly.The ad copy might read, "Get Satisfaction On Your Warranty Or Guarantee", then print the book (let) title, your web site, and include that it's available on Amazon E-books. A local phone number could be helpful.

If you get client contact, offer to write a letter of complaint or to send a copy of your new book; even it it's via snail mail (they pay the postage). Your target market is very broad covering the widest possible spectrum. Local exposure of your work is a first stepping stone. Don't hit them too hard on a letter fee. You have to build-up your product and/or services before you can roar.

Many people on the social media sites will likely think you're spamming. Everyone's radar is up because of all the scamsters. Good luck!
tracihilton

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 11:53 AM   in response to: sargeking in response to: sargeking
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Write the next book! : D It's the only sure way.

And I'm not being cheeky. Your book sounds like a fantastic resource. Develop your body of work of helpful books like this and you're in.

: )

Traci
sargeking

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 12:10 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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I hear you and I'm on it. Thanks.
tracihilton

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 12:20 PM   in response to: sargeking in response to: sargeking
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Whoops, sorry. I did mean to respond to the OP. : )

Traci
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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:05 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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I contacted my local newspaper and asked them to look at my E-book on amazon. If they liked it and wanted to talk to me about it, I would be grateful to hear from them. In todays edition of the Mooresville Times in Indiana, they featured me and my first book Everpearl. Hopefully it will lead to a spike in sales.
jeanetteraleigh

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:44 PM   in response to: kf4qhk in response to: kf4qhk
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You can also try blogging and twitter, but it's a slow climb. I follow people on twitter every few days and usually a percentage of those will follow back. I'm up to 2000 but it's been 7 months since I first signed up.

Traci's right though. The best thing you can do is keep writing and adding to your published collection.
smcdevitt2012

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 8:36 AM   in response to: kf4qhk in response to: kf4qhk
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1. Find a popular thread asking for marketing tips.

2. Copy and paste the link to your own latest work, then post it.

3. Repeat until someone is so tired of hearing about you, that they'll buy a copy in hopes that you'll go away.

At least, that's what somebody told me.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Velvet-Sofa-ebook/dp/B006WW6W4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329702649&sr=8-1
salviapusher

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 9:43 AM   in response to: kf4qhk in response to: kf4qhk
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Steal from the rich and give to the poor.
thorkill71

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 11:18 AM   in response to: kf4qhk in response to: kf4qhk
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I just found some gigs on Fiverr.com to get some reviews for my book.

They should show up on my Amazon book page soon:
http://www.amazon.com/Crowd-Funding-Successful-Kickstarter-ebook/dp/B007HBZ91U
sargeking

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 1:03 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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I did think the reference to "OP" was a bit odd. Thanks for setting it straight. If it helps any I'll repeat the advice of Don Vito Corleone. "Women and children can afford to be careless. Men cannot!"
saxon21

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 1:10 PM   in response to: kf4qhk in response to: kf4qhk
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Let's see, a good marketing tip.....always squeeze the tomatos
sargeking

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Re: What are some marketing tips?
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 1:34 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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Good post, both concise and cogent with a flair for the unexpected. Your writing is improving.
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