Email marketing can be a great sales and results trigger for creative businesses.

This week’s TiviTV episode addresses email marketing for self-published authors, why you should use it and a few ways to make it work for you.

It’s filled with kick-in-the-pants goodness and email marketing pimpage.

Email marketing for Self-Published Authors Resources:

Crafting a Best-Seller Author Brand the ebook – Contains information on creating an author brand and strategies for design, websites, email marketing and social media.

Free Email Marketing intro section from the Crafting a Best-Seller Author Brand ebook – Outlines what email marketing is, why you should use it, how to use it and tips on how to avoid the S-P-A-M filter.

Mailchimp – My email marketing program of choice (I’m a proud affiliate as well).

Email Marketing a Mailchimp Field Guide

Lyris Email Marketing Resources – Now, I don’t use Lyris for email marketing, but I’ve done a few webinars with them in the past and read a few resources from them that were phenomenal.

Constant Contact Learning center – I no longer use Constant Contact, but I have fond memories of their services and think they do a great job with their industry resources.

John Locke‘s “How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months

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Now, for the first time ever, John Locke reveals the marketing system he created to sell more than 1,100,000 eBooks in five months!

His Credentials:

John is the eighth author in the world—and the first self-published author in history—to have sold 1 million eBooks on Kindle!

He is the first self-published author to hit #1 on the Amazon/Kindle Best Seller’s List, and the first to hit both #1 and #2 at the same time!

He is a New York Times best-selling author!

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly!

He has had 4 of the top 10 books on Amazon/Kindle at the same time, including #1 and #2!

He has had 7 books in the top 34 and 8 books in the Top 50 at the same time!

These numbers are not positions within a category. They are positions that include all Kindle sales including fiction, non-fiction, magazine subscriptions, and game apps!

By the middle of March, 2011, it had been calculated that “every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day, a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world.”

…All this was achieved PART TIME, without an agent, publicist, and at virtually no marketing expense!

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Do you use email marketing for your business?

How do you balance marketing and product creation?

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