Friday, March 7, 2014

How People Buy Books Today - New Book Marketing Training Segment Released By FPFG

The new segment is the eighth in a series of training segments released at no charge for authors, self-published authors and publishers

In a recent training segment entitled ‘Book Marketing: How People Buy Books Today’, Don McCauley states that inbound marketing strategies can prove to be the most powerful methods for creating new and ongoing sales for authors of books. Inbound marketing requires a different approach to create success. but is the key concept in understanding how and why people buy books in today’s book marketing model.

“The key to success,” McCauley stated, “lies in the strategy used to create awareness of a particular work within a targeted group of potential buyers.”

In the training segment he clearly demonstrates that inbound strategies are key to getting in front of that slice of the target market that has already made a purchasing decision.

But the primary reason many authors fail in regards to their book marketing efforts McCauley believes lies in the overall book marketing strategy employed.

“The old school, ‘yell, tell and sell’ push marketing approach,” McCauley stated, “usually takes a very long time, a lot of effort and a good deal of luck to create success. Using that strategy the seller ends up chasing buyers, hoping to find those who might want to buy. The days of the interruptive, intrusive, outbound advertising style message are gone. And they clearly do not work.”

Other segments in the book marketing series include:

Segment 1 - How To Get In Front Of Your Target Buyers
Segment 2 - The Most Powerful Book Marketing Strategy
Segment 3 - 5 Reasons Why Your Book Marketing Plan Is Not Working
Segment 4 - How To Get In Front Of Book Buyers
Segment 5 - Book Marketing For Self Published Authors
Segment 6 - How To Create Word Of Mouth
Segment 7 - Calls To Action For Author Websites

Don McCauley is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at More information is available at the FPFG site at

About The Free Publicity Focus Group:

The Free Publicity Focus Group is a full service, results focused marketing and publicity agency. Services provided include marketing strategy development, Internet publicity planning and implementation, targeted search engine optimization, strategic social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing and traditional media outreach. FPFG also develops websites, audio and video marketing tools, teleseminars and webinars.

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group is a marketing strategist with over 30 years of experience. He helps individuals, small businesses and professionals create low cost publicity and marketing campaigns to increase sales. He is an author and currently writes for regional and national print and electronic publications. He serves as host of The Authors Show radio program. He is an Inbound Marketing Certified Professional and is a member of the Internet Marketing Association. He is the co-founder of Book Marketing, a site for all things related to marketing books.


Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group