Book Marketing

These quotes are from a note Linked In deposited in my email box some time ago, titled, “182 Quotes About Book Marketing.” Quote freak that I am, I immediately clicked over. Here are some of the fruits of my labor–or rather, the authors’ labors. Some day when I have more time and motivation I’ll write about my terrible resistance to marketing and self-promotion.


“Do something every day to market each of your books for three years.” – John Kremer (Three years I can handle!)

“Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities.” – Origin Unknown

“Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” – Henry Van Dyke

“To defend what you’ve written is a sign that you are alive.” – William Zinsser, WD

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” – Origin Unknown

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“Strategy and timing are the Himalayas of marketing. Everything else is the Catskills.” –

View of Catskills looking over Hudson River fr...

View of Catskills looking over Hudson River near Rhinecliff, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Al Ries

“Don’t be constantly selling and shilling. Figure out how you can help others, tell them stories, and share openly everything you know so that people will recognize you as someone that they can trust, who won’t turn them off by constantly trying to sell them something.” – C.C. Chapman

“Don’t reduce yourself to a cheesy book hawker.” – Rob Eagar

“In a way, the Web is like your Hollywood agent: It speaks for you whenever you’re not around to comment.” – Chris Brogan and Julien Smith

“Watch what other authors do, especially in your genre or area of expertise. Follow them via Facebook or Twitter, study their websites, and build a relationship with them.” – Barbara Techel

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