Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Kick Ass Book Launch Tips (from Two Authors Who Really Know) | Publication Life

Top ideas from the article:

“run giveaways on GoodReads and
work with book bloggers to get
you reviews, interviews and guest
posts online, generally focusing
on sites with the most traffic for
your genre. ”
“Think about your social media
platform as a way of making new
friends with readers and other
” I ask for readers to review at the end of the books, in my Acknowledgements section.
(Once I started doing that, I got twice the number of reviews.)”
“sends advance copies to Kirkus, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and all of the other big reviewing sites,”
“I pay big bucks to be featured on
high-powered email lists like
Bookbub to get my book into the Kindles of readers at free
or deep discount. ”

Don’t forget to add them on

The Benjamin Franklin Effect

The real study was to see what the
subjects thought of the asshole
researcher after doing him a favor. The questionnaire asked how much they liked him on a scale from 1 to 12. On average, those who got to leave with their money rated him as a 5.8. The ones who did the secretary a favor gave him a 4.4. The ones who did the researcher a favor gave him a 7.2, suggesting the Benjamin Franklin Effect made them like him far more than the other two groups.

The ones he had to ask showed empathy, they understood him being a jerk, that he was human enough to talk to them about his problems, that they could help.

A Secret History of The Bangkok Hilton by Chavoret Jaruboon — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

I read this for research on my next book, I only gave it 3/5 because it not well written, but the content is interesting. It good that someone in his position has written a book like this.