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Publishing Options Galore
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter N. Jones Dec 4, 2008.

E-Books, Boom or Bust?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda A Lavid Jul 20, 2008.

Amazon's Wide Reach

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Something About Me and My Book:
Have written and published four books with more to follow. Yes, head needs examining. Check out blog below. There may be some articles of interest. It's what I've learned along the way. The process never ends. The sea roils.

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Google and Marketing

There are many programs available by Google to assist with marketing.

Keeping track of your news, reviews, and books can be daunting. One way to stay current is to list yourself on Google Alerts. When Google comes across some new information about you, an alert will be sent to your email address. This doesn’t catch everything, but I have found it helpful.

Google Books is a terrific marketing tool because I use it myself. I will rarely buy a book that I can't… Continue

Posted on May 10, 2008 at 11:00am

Getting Your Book Reviewed

Kind words about your work can be placed on the back or front cover, or inside the book. Usually reviews are punctuated within quotes.

Pre-publication reviewers can be found by searching Google or links found on my website and in Links for the Independent Writer. Since there are time constraints, a fee is often, but not always, charged. Different reviewers ask for… Continue

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

What to Look for in a Subsidy POD Contract

Royalties. This is the percentage that an author is paid after a book is sold. Royalties can be based on the gross sale (cover price) or the net sale (after trade discount, printing, tax, shipping, handling, or whatever charges are specified in the contract). Some publishers rave about royalties that are 20% of net. They claim this generous royalty is over three times higher than a royalty paid out by a traditional publisher, which is around 6%. But they are comparing apples and trucks. A… Continue

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 9:10am — 9 Comments

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At 9:09am on March 26, 2010, Author Collective said…
Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?
What would you pay to attend the following events?

Baltimore City Schools Vendor Fair in Maryland $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100

How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. Call today and ask to become a member...

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At 5:24pm on March 12, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
Hello, I'm Bert Martinez, I'm looking to network with success minded authors. If you would like my free report 30 Strategies for Selling More Books just fill out the form below. I look forward to networking with you and if there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.

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At 10:02am on July 7, 2008, Linda A Lavid said…
Thanks. Back at cha!
At 9:53am on July 7, 2008, Sherri Walker said…
Hi Linda, I just stopped by to say hello. I hope you had a nice weekend!

At 10:59pm on April 17, 2008, Sabriena Williams said…
Thanks for the Subsidy POD contract information. It was very informative.
At 5:22pm on April 17, 2008, wizthom said…
by the way i write it all,i only write erotic when this world many problems makes me lone for a much needed break,smile,,wms
At 5:21pm on April 17, 2008, wizthom said…
my love i have not 4gotting about you,you know prolificness knows not how to stop unless it's a writers block.and lord knows i don't the meaning of that hope all is well with my dear sweet friend..thanks 4 being who you are ..peace wizthom
At 10:25am on April 14, 2008, Ann Charles said…
Thanks for the friend invite!

I gladly accept.

Ann Charles
At 6:56pm on April 13, 2008, Tonya Jones said…
God Bless! I wanted to reach out to inform you of the 1st Christian Book & Product Expo scheduled for: Saturday May 17th, 2008 in Willingboro New Jersey. If you or anyone you know would like to reserve a table please visit:!
God is good
Minister Tonya Jones
At 4:13pm on April 2, 2008, wizthom said…
lady you are what you are .a becon of hope in the sea of the lost,thank you for ur unselfish help and time.however u should at lest charge for ur time..maybe money don't matter as much as the happyness u brings mmm,thank u peace wizthom

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