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Philip Harris

Excellent information and thanks for sharing! I do think that blogs are a great, no cost way to help get your book known.


Interesting interview. Thanks.

I'm doing a study of author blogs and, sadly, am finding that only a very small percentage of authors have blogs. Steve's book serves a good purpose since it's needed to get the word out to authors about the benefits of blogging.

Shel Horowitz, Ethical Marketing Expert

I've read Steve Weber's book and I highly recommend it. Most of his online strategies are different from and complementary to the ones I discuss in Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers (there is some small amount of overlap).

Tom Nixon

Hi Shel,

Yes, I found it much the same as you. Since I am currently reading both books (one in the house and one in the car), I can assert that they are quite complementary and it is well worth buying both.

Tom Nixon

A.P. Fuchs

Excellent advice, Steve, and I wholeheartedly agree. The methods you've mentioned in this article have certainly helped the sales of my superhero novel (Axiom-man™). Now you're making me want to check out your book to see what else you got.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of Whale Song

I consider myself a mega marketer when it comes to promoting my book, and have earned the nickname of Shameless Promoter in my circle of peers and friends. Over the past 4 years I have tried many strategies to increase my internet "exposure". Many of them have been small time. Some didn't work at all.

Steve and I seem to be 'on the same page' when it comes to how important it is to market books online. It's vital. You can reach millions of people if you know how. If you follow Steve's advice you will have thousands of people a day finding you and your book. Do you know how many book signings that would take?

Plug Your Book is an excellent resource and a MUST-HAVE for every published author. I had been doing many of the things he suggests, but not to the extent and without fully understanding why these things work. If you have written a book, if you want to sell that book, then you need Steve Weber's book. Like any business, you need the right tools. And Plug Your Book! is definitely one of them.

***** 5 Stars

Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
author of Whale Song, The River and Divine Intervention

Erica Stux

I want to ask several regular reviewers on Amazon to review my book of humorous essays. But their e-mail addresses are not listed anywhere.
Another question: how do ordinary people go about finding a blog that would be of interest to them? In other words,if I had one, how would anyone find it?

Steve Weber


For privacy reasons, Amazon doesn't publicly show the e-mail addresses for reviewers. However, it's easy for you to contact them. Click on the pen name (which often is their real name) and you'll arrive at their Amazon profile page. On the right top corner of the page you'll see a link to "Invite as an Amazon friend." Clicking on that link will generate a pop-up box where you can type them a message and Amazon forwards it in an e-mail.

I describe this in greater detail here on my site:

As to your question about how people will find your blog: Your blog posts will be indexed by Google and other search engines. So people searching for the topics and keywords you use on your blog will find you when they search the Web for those things.

You can also gain blog readership by mentioning your blog URL in a variety of places -- in your e-mail signature, on discussion groups, in syndicated articles and your comments on other blogs. Anywhere you have a presence online (MySpace, Gather.com, etc.) you can mention your blog address.

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