Results of paid book promotion in Italy and Europe
Book promotion / October 24, 2017

I published this post to discuss about the results of my book promotion services. I had already announced this on Facebook.  Along these years,  I have worked hard to promote authors internationally, abroad, especially foreign authors in Italy and Europe. Many authors submitted their books for review, press releases and so on. I avoided to publish the names of those who paid for my book marketing services , because you can see these authors by yourself, browsing the categories of this website, above all book reviews, books added to an Italian library  and press releases. I know that you hate to pay for promotion, because you tied this payment to the number of sales you can get after promoting your book. I want to say that if you think to promote your new book to get sales tomorrow, you are wrong! Before selling, you must be known, also abroad. Above all, in these years, due to the massive presence of the Social networks that are smashing anything and reducing organic visibility of people, books and companies, get exposure on book sites, also in a European and Italian site, is a must do! Only if you spread the word about your…

Advicesbooks is on holiday
Literature News / August 16, 2016

Dear readers, authors and artists, with this post I want to inform you that this literary blog will resume to publish articles, reviews, interviews and press releases as of August, 30, 2016. I am on holidays for a couple of weeks and I’ll come back to work at the end of the month. Mine has been a great year of hard job with several and new book promotion services for indie writers and self-published authors. Some of them bought my services, many others refused to pay for my services  as soon as they have visited the book submission page.   I hope the next working season will go better, because to launch and promote anything, we must pay. It is a global rule. The Internet has spoiled people and accustomed them to seek only for free services, but if I had done free services, this literary blog would have closed very soon. At the end of August, I’ll come back to work with my book promotion services, and with new services turned to both foreign and Italian authors, such as, for example, submit books and editorial proposals to Italian publishers, or foreign publishers in the case of Italian authors. I…

Is it ethical or unethical to pay for book reviews?
Writing / April 23, 2015

Today, I would like to reply to this question because I am annoyed to hear writers and authors wonder if is it ethical or unethical to pay for being reviewed. Let’s start with a principle: when you ask someone to review your book,  it would be right to pay. After this consideration, it would be wonderful to understand if a book review is a service or a favor.   In the editorial market, reviews are divided in editorial reviews and customer reviews. The first ones are those opinions written by professional writers, bloggers, journalists or book reviewers, while the second ones are those written by customers who buy your books. Useless to say that when a customer put a review on Amazon, Goodreads and other websites of book reviews, this happens because he/she liked the book very much. However, to get a success with a new book, many customer reviews are needed! A customer is available to review a new book for free if the author gives him a free copy. There is hence a natural trade between the author and his/her reader. A professional book review is fully different: that is a book promotion service. This service is also…