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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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My biggest challenge right now is how to target my audience, which my audience is a unique challenge.  I am going to be publishing professional translations (first time translated into English) of some ancient Bible commentaries.  One is an ancient catena called Cramer's Catena on Galatians, which is a running Bible commentary on Galatians which is a compilation of selected quotes from ancient Bible commentators done by an ancient compiler.  The other is the Glossa Ordinaria on the book of Revelation, in which the Glossa Ordinaria is also a compilation of selected quotes from ancient commentators.  I have just recently finished publishing a translation of the Glossa Ordinaria on the Epistles of John.  I had never given much thought to marketing until here recently and I am not in panic mode but I feel pressure to learn the marketing ropes or at least try to find affordable marketing help.  Any suggestions would be wonderful!!  I have started a website to sort of get my ideas in order for a more permanent site  https://sites.google.com/site/lclpublication/home

Help me get the word out about this great collection of Sci-fi shorts!

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading-18

Tuned To A Dead Channel by Dagda Publishing

Help out a fellow member of the book marketing network and get yourself a free book in the process!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Carnarvon-Creeper-Martin-Murphy-ebook/dp/...

Please share the link and hurry, freebie is this weekend only!

Biggest challenge for me is actually connecting with readers online.   There are tons of sites and groups dedicated to authors but I'm finding them to be more self promotion than anything else.  That's NOT a bad thing,  it's just not what I am looking for specifically.  

I'm not even the author in this case..  Just a friend who wants to see a good book get a fair chance.  I'm sure we all feel that way lol  but wow, I've found more cut-throats than authors working to help other authors.  I am THRILLED to have found this site!

Writing: My sentences tend to ramble on and get away from me, so that by the time I finish my thought I discover I've written half a page.

Editing: Allowing myself to be merciless with the editing chainsaw (see above for why)

Selling: Overcoming my social anxiety to get out there and talk to people (including venue managers) about my book.

My biggest challenge today is promoting another author's book. Please help!

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/what-i-am-reading-19

Come read this week's edition of What I Am Reading featuring The Carnarvon Creeper by Martin Murphy

*Grin*  My biggest challenge today is trying to figure out how to get 4-Lan to review Highway to the Stars: The Beginning  before the sequel Blood Red Sky is released.

Notice that's the Amazon Smile link.. I encourage everyone to use Smile and choose their favorite charity to donate effortlessly with every Amazon purchase.

http://smile.amazon.com/Highway-Stars-Beginning-B-E-Wilson-ebook/dp...

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That isn't that much of a challenge. 4-Lan loves good books.

Sorry, some how I missed the notification that a reply was posted in this discussion. I have a few other books lined up right now but if you want to get a hold of me on my page, I will give you my editor's email address to send the book to.

Thanks R. Casteel :-)

Oh and be sure to follow the link above and post your comment on my review of The Carnarvon Creeper

Thanks!

One of the biggest challenge is finishing the manuscript. If it's done, everything will follow.

How do you promote an e-book? While I have two previous books in print (CREED, Haze), my publisher decided to offer my latest book (Walking the Camino Sagrado) in only e-book format. Thus, I'm having difficulty marketing it. Any suggestions?

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