Marketing, Promotion, Book Tours, Book Signings, Blog Book Tours


Posts on The Kill Zone about marketing and promoting your book, as well as the pros and cons of book tours, book talks, book signings, blog book tours, etc.

In order from most recent at the top, down to 2008 at the bottom. Click on the title to go to the post.


Are Book Events Worthwhile? By Nancy J. Cohen, Nov. 20, 2013


The role of publicists in indie publishing, by Kathryn Lilley, Oct. 22, 2013


Write What You Love, by James Scott Bell Sept. 29, 2013


Time Management for Writers, by Nancy J. Cohen, Sept. 25, 2013


The Touring Test, by Boyd Morrison, Sept. 16, 2013


Showing and Telling and Reading and Signing, by Joe Hartlaub, Sept. 14, 2013


Talking Trailer Trash, By Elaine Viets, Sept. 12, 2013 (about book trailers)


Social Media for Authors, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Aug. 26, 2013


The Best Way to Market Your Books, by James Scott Bell, Aug. 25, 2013


The End of Discoverability and the Rise of Merit, by James Scott Bell, July 28, 2013


Key Book Production Costs for Self-Published Authors, by Jordan Dane, July 11, 2013


Is touring worth the tsouris? by P.J. Parrish, July 9, 2013


We Are All Long Tail Marketers Now, by James Scott Bell, Jun 30, 2013


Do You Have Obsessive Promotion Disorder? By James Scott Bell, June 2, 2013


Multiple Book Releases, by Nancy J. Cohen, April 24, 2013


When Titles Go Bad, by P.J. Parrish, Apr 16, 2013


How Self-Publishing Has Changed the Industry, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Apr 15, 2013


Is social media developing a personality disorder? By Kathryn Lilley, Feb. 26, 2013


Concerted Amazon Attacks, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Feb. 4, 2013


Publishing and Marketing Your Crap, by James Scott Bell, Jan 13, 2013


My Writing Nemesis & AMAZON UPDATE, by Michelle Gagnon, Nov 15, 2012


How Will Your Book Get Discovered in The Roiling Sea of Digital Publishing? By James Scott Bell, Sep 30, 2012


Another tolling bell? Reviews in the age of Amazon, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Sept. 3, 2012


An Indie Author’s Checklist – A Look Behind the Curtain of OZ (Post #1), by Jordan Dane, May 31, 2012


BRAND MARKETING: Can You Live With Yourself? By Kathleen Pickering, Feb 28, 2012


In Person Appearances, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Feb. 6, 2012


The Fine Art of Tooting Your Own Horn, and a Word About Covers, by James Scott Bell, Feb. 5, 2012


Podcasts, Research and Marketing, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Oct 24, 2011


JACK CANFIELD'S SUCCESS: 10 Tips to Self-promote Like a Marketer by Kathleen Pickering, Oct 25, 2011


Virtual Book Tours – YA Style, by Jordan Dane, Oct. 20, 2011


"Discoverability" by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Oct. 17, 2011


Field Report from the E-Book Revolution, by James Scott Bell, Oct. 16, 2011


More Signs of the Times, by Joe Moore, Sept. 21, 2011


Marketing in a Digital World – Maximizing FREE, by Jordan Dane, Sep 21, 2011


Advance Reading Copies, by Nancy J. Cohen, Sept. 14, 2011


Let’s Learn the Right Lesson, By John Gilstrap, Aug. 26, 2011


Another Coup for Self-Publishing, By Jordan Dane, Aug. 24, 2011


Giving Good Book Tour, by Michelle Gagnon, July 7, 2011


Social Media Marketing Made Easy, by James Scott Bell, June 26, 2011


Can A Bestseller Be Engineered? By John Gilstrap, June 17, 2011


The Reality of Book Promotion, by Jordan Dane, June 15, 2011


Book tours and signings and such, By Joe Moore, June 15, 2011


Best Advice Redux, by John Gilstrap, Jun 03, 2011


HOW DOES YOUR SUCCESS LOOK? By Kathleen Pickering, Apr 12, 2011


Book blog tours and reviews--how helpful? By Kathryn Lilley, Oct. 12, 2010


The Demise of Mass Market Paperbacks? By Michelle Gagnon, Sep 01, 2010


Buy now, and get a free Billys Pan Pizza..., by Michelle Gagnon, Aug 04, 2010


A Whole New World, by John Gilstrap, Jul 14, 2010


Write what you love, not what the market does, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Jun 14, 2010


Lend Me Your Ears, by John Gilstrap, April 30, 2010


Marketing Recap, by Michelle Gagnon, Jan 21, 2010


Big Ticket Giveaways, by Michelle Gagnon, Oct 21, 2009


Building a Writer's Platform, by Joe Moore, Mar 18, 2009


Cara Black Grills Her Publisher, Mar 08, 2009


Welcome to...THE KILL ZONE!!! By Michelle Gagnon, Aug. 7, 2008

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