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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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insightful advice. I have opened up a group for authors on linkedin where we can all share our success tips and find marketing partners. I would be happy if you could join us there. You seem to have insightful tips which we all all benefit from. here is the link

Better yet. Stay here and share your success tips and find marketing partners. There are almost 8,000 fellow authors and publishers on this network.

C D . . .

Please send me a sample chapter to read at my leisure.


Thanks for your offer.

I have written a memoir of an incident that happened to me when I was in the Marine Corps traveling through Rota Spain.

  The incident involved me being implicated in a crime I had no part in. The memoir, is about the 3.5 years I was in Spain.

  From the time I arrived in Rota Spain to my appeal to the high courts of Spain. The pre trial confinements, to serving 13 months of a 5 year sentence in Cadiz prison for being found guilty of attempted robbery. To my appeal, reduction of sentence and charges, to my release from prison.

  The memoir covers how the Americans could not help me or be involved in the trial. To the beatings and rapes I endured during my 13 month prison sentence in a foreign prison

  My struggles and hardships to try and prove my innocence to a country that was trying to show and prove that American service men did not belong in Spain because of the crimes they commit on their people.

  A 10,000.00 dollar sponsorship from you would help me get my manuscript ready for publishing. In return you will get a full page advertisement in the book as well as credit for helping to make it all happen.

  I see a great market for a memoir like this, possibly 10’s of thousands of books not including e-books that may sell. Plus possible interest in a screen play by a couple of screen writers. Where your advertisement would carry over to all other possibilities

Thank you for your time

William D‘Ambrosi




The only way you can create online relationships is if you have a blog or website where you share the good things you find on the Internet, including other author's books, blogs, and websites.

They, in turn, should share your book, blog, or website with their readers.

Sadly, most authors don't share the work of other authors. That's why you get no traffic to your website. Google and the other search engines won't even recognize you until enough other authors (and readers!) point to your website or blog from their websites and blogs.

To get other authors and readers to link to your website, you need to start interacting with more authors, readers, and blog reviewers - just like you are doing here.

Oh, by the way, be sure to include a link to your website in your comments and blog posts here. That's the only way we can find you online.

John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books and

Teresa it seems such a waste to go through life mad at everyone and everything. How that approach working for you so far? So much of that energy could go into positive works and projects. After three years following this string I am signing off now so don't use up any more venom telling me what a waste I am.

Finding motivation to take time and learn about marketing, and actually doing it. I'm an author, not a sales person, but I can't have one without the other.  That about sums it up for me!

I provide lots of book writer motivation messages and tips at

I hope this helps.


I do not know if you are still active on this site, but I did read the free sneak peek of your science fiction book and it was pure genius!

I hope you are not getting discouraged.

You are very talented and I would love the opportunity to review your book for you.

Please get a hold of me either on this forum or on my page.

Hi Bill,

Thanks for starting this forum. I joined this site after getting an expensive quote from an editor I found online. My hopes were that maybe I could use The Book Marketing Network as kind of a proving grounds to see what kind of response my book would get.

As this is a site full of other writers, I took the stance that in order for my novel to get any attention, I must first seek out the other authors that write in my genres and read their stuff. Since I have joined, I have made some new friends, read many great books and short stories and even post the book reviews on my blog. However, I have yet to have someone read Blood and Fire: The Vampire/ Dragon Wars and post a comment giving me feedback on it.

I guess at this stage, that is my greatest challenge. Admittedly, only half of my book is up for viewing in the content section of my page. It is also only a rough draft and in word doc format.



I think your approach is great for this network. I hope you find some great fellow authors.

Thanks John,

It was shortly after I posted that comment in this forum that I met a great author by the name of DM Yates. She is currently reading my book, Blood and Fire: The Vampire/Dragon Wars. Other members of this site can find her page here on The Book Marketing Network and follow her link. My girlfriend and I are currently reading DM's novels. They are entitled Always and The Lone Hero.

Hope some other people see this and check out her stuff.


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