Intent to Sell: Marketing the Genre Novel, by Jeffrey Marks

Due to overwhelming request, we've begun migrating our previously private, "available only to Booknook.biz customers" Resources section--over 80 links and sites helpful to the Indy Published author--to our FAQ.  As part of this effort, we're adding our resources a bit at a time, focusing heavily at first on marketing tools and techniques as well as other areas (like cover designers, how to create/obtain a cover template, how to work with Twitter articles, etc.) 

Today's addition--someone well known to many of you--is Jeffrey Marks, award-winning novelist, marketing and publicity Guru, and his most recent Kindle Book, the Fourth Edition of his immensely popular "Intent to Sell:  Marketing the Genre Novel." 

For those of you who don't know Jeff, he's not talking out of his hat; he's won a number of awards including the Anthony in 2009 for his Anthony Boucher biography; Barnes and Noble Prize; he has been nominated for an Edgar (MWA), an Agatha (Malice Domestic), a Maxwell award (DWAA), and an Anthony award (Bouchercon).   We're delighted to mention that  Booknook.biz produced this fourth version for him, in digital (ePUB and MOBI) formats, but having disclosed this--we'd be recommending Jeff, his novels, his book on Marketing and his book-promotion-related classes highly regardless. 

For more information on Jeff's book, his personalized courses and available video instruction, please "click on over" to our AWEsome FAQ.  Feel free, whilst in the FAQ, to rummage around, use the search (see the little magnifying glass icon at the upper-right-hand-side of the menubar) for any relevant articles, and enjoy yourself.  We're happy to take suggestions for other article categories and specific topics.

Thanks--and we hope that you enjoy Jeff and his works as much as we do!

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