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Linked In deposited a note in my email box this morning, “182  Quotes About Book Marketing.” Quote freak that I am, I immediately clicked over. Below, some of the fruits of my labor–or rather, the authors’ labors, and a link to read all of them yourself.

Some day soon when I have more time and motivation I’ll write about my own terrible resistance to marketing. Meanwhile, I’ve commented a bit on some of these quotes.


“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.” – 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


2 responses »

  1. heatherhartauthor

    Thanks for sharing, Marcy – and great thoughts!

  2. christine coatney

    happy to see a new post by you; now I’ll read it {and some archives; might comment on each, here on in } thanks, as always, true love.

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