July 2021 - Book Brush

9 Template Ideas Using 3 Criteria for Standout Action/Adventure & Thriller Book Ads

9 Template Ideas Using 3 Criteria for Standout Action/Adventure & Thriller Book Ads

Using predesigned templates can save you a huge amount of time and energy in the marketing side of your author business. At Book Brush, we call these Instant Mockups, and I use them all the time. For this post I’m going to show you how I used 3 criteria; the book’s title, the cover imagery and colors in choosing templates for three vastly differing books. Using The Title I wouldn’t do much...

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How To Make A TikTok Style Book Trailer

How To Make A TikTok Style Book Trailer

TikTok seems to be the rage right now and after reading Brianna Bennett’s post about it, I thought why not make a book trailer in TikTok fashion. That means 15 seconds. Why 15 seconds? Apparently TikTok has a commitment with their music provider for 15 seconds of free play time. (They do allow linked vids for 60 seconds and are considering 3 minutes.) So, we have 15 seconds to promote our...

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How to Use TikTok to Boost Your Book Sales

How to Use TikTok to Boost Your Book Sales

As Christina Kaye puts it in her article about Instagram Stories, “It seems like, every time we turn around, folks are telling us we have to be on this social platform or using that social strategy. And it seems like every few months, each platform launches another new way to use it. How can an author keep track of ALL THE THINGS?” Being an independent author is a tricky business, especially...

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