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What's Your Biggest Challenge with Your Book?

I'd be interested to learn what authors/publishers on this network think their biggest challenges are with their book. I wonder if there's any common, pervasive challenge we all face.

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There is an easier way if you know anyone living in the UK. I usually buy for someone over there, I have relatives working in London and many, many years ago I met someone from Bath that I write to regularly. You can buy a book from anywhere and have it shipped to anywhere. Obviously this won't work if you don't know anyone, but there should be some way. I just thought I would mention this idea.

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Brilliant idea! Thank you so much.

All of my family live in Wales so I could drop ship to my sister.

Duh! I feel totally stupid for not thinking of that. Now to check out if Amazon.co.uk will accept my credit card payment or if I'll have to use something like PayPal. I want to avoid the other payola (or something like that) because they charge a hefty annual fee.

Pam
Great, I am so happy to have helped. I have not had a bit of trouble using a card. I hope it works for you.
Dr M
I tried to find your book in the UK and the US and there was nothing under: Pamela Leah Crompton. If you have a pen name, I will be glad to look at your book. Dr M
My author name is P. L. Crompton.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbo...

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbook...

The "Look Inside" feature is on the second link.

Thanks for checking for me.

Pam
Good, I have opened the page and I am going to sign out here and head over that way.

Dr M
i found the actual writing of The Mouse's Tale to be the easy part - it was a subject that i am passionately interested in and required little research. The hard part is now the marketing of the book - and dealing with the IRS which is a different subject entirely. Just dont know where to go as regards marketing.
Ms PLC
I have just left Dane a message on his storytelling experience. In viewing his pictures, I may have noticed an artifact that he did not mention. I sent him this note. You can copy the link below http://www.acorneducation.com/bones.jpg and see for yourself. It is the pointed stone right in the middle of the bone collection which I assume is in a gravel bar or under water. Take a look.

Date: 10/2/2010, 4:59 pm, EDT
Name: Dr Robert E McGinnis
Email: theparadiseseries@gmail.com
Web: http://paradiseseries.embarqspace.com/#
Number: 1,907
http://www.acorneducation.com/bones.jpg
Look again at your picture under storytelling. If you look closely, you might see what I have seen. The flint point that killed the body that the bones belonged too looks to be right in the center. You have have seen this already, but you did not mention it, and I wanted you to be sure to revisit your picture. I collect flint arrow points in American and in blowing up the picture to a larger size, I am fifty percent sure you have taken a picture of bones, but also the cause of the death of those bones.
Dr Robert E McGinnis
author of Indian stories
Marketing! It is constant work. You gotta stay on the ball and make it happen. I just need some help and suggestion on where and how to market.
My biggest challenge is breaking through the walls that people erect to avoid having their traditions and favorite opinions questioned and refuted. Though those walls are starting to crumble for some, many are still attempting to reinforce them, thinking that ages-old errors are preferable to timeless wisdom.

http://prlog.org/10956038
http://tiny.cc/7star

Buddy Page
aka
Seven Star Hand
I can see your challenge.

Your book cover doesn't do the job of selling your book like it should.

Nor does your sales material, at least at the tiny.cc/7star link. You are fighting too hard upfront. Start with a more gentle lead-in. E.g. - Have you ever wondered about the meaning of the star of David? Or why the cross was so important in early Christianity?

Something like that. Get people curious. Then put the stake through their heart :))
Dear Theresa,
Your post gave me a good giggle. It is amazing how much time promoting and marketing takes. I had no idea! I'm a homeschooler, a business owner, an author, and I have an 11 month old baby. I completely understand your spinning plates analogy - funny. I'm doing that too, but with very blood shot eyes!!

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