For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
Even before I began writing my book, I started defining my market and have been participating in niche blogs that are related since. I started that a year ago, wrote my book 9 months ago, published it 6 months ago, and this week I finally got a link to one of my potential best customers, the MRKH organization. It felt awesome and it happened entirely from me building up a relationship over time, and becoming a trusted source for information. Thanks for the advice! K
Congratulations Kay! Know that must be a great feeling!
A caution about Outskirts Press. I am working now with Createspace. The satff at Createspace is responsive, creative, cooperative and congenial. My book will pubishthrough them at $13.99 a copy. My royalties will double through brick and motar stors and increse 20 fold on internet sales. The cover has been improved dramatically.
I challenged Outskirts very early in my working them, saying that $18.95 was too high for a 328 page paperback. My concerns as a novice were simply dismissed. When I found that I would make only $.36 a copy regardless of where the book sold, I appealed. OUTSKIRTS DID NOT EVEN RESPOND TO MY REQUEST. I found them rigid in their policies and inconsiderate.
I thought this blog post would be topical for those of us following this discussion thread.
Would love to have any feedback, and thanks!
NIce post. Still, there are times I wish for the old days of publishers grooming authors and handling the promotion and marketing aspects and just let me write!
Went to a networking meeting last night dealing with SEO - search engine optimization. Oh, was my head swimming when finished!! I told my husband, just let me write, you take care of this. I find myself spending more time on the networking and socializing promotional work than writing my books! That really shouldn't be for 'writers'! After all, the title write/author says what we do best.
SEO is a mysterious art. I suspect yours isn't the first head to swim in the subject.
SEO is a puzzle to me, but web sites and emails are not. Since my book 'Being a Senior Citizen' was release about 10 days ago I have been marketing marketing marketing. I few days I stopped and said to myself...I am first a writer. Since then I have opened my mind and written 3 article. I feel fulfilled.
Here's a topic that keeps coming up: The 99-Cent eBook. I know it's a hot topic, and I wrote this blog as a jump start for a more comprehensive article. Your feedback will help me write, and I know people here will have strong feelings. Please share!