As referenced above, I’m Terry, and I live in Chicago. I am in finance, by profession and I enjoy writing. A few years back I decided to put to paper a story that just stuck in my head. I’m not a casual reader per say, most of my reading falls in the technical arena, but this story stalked me to the point that I had to commit it to paper. The book is “Comlok, Eye of the Keeper” and it chronicles the life of the story’s central character, Divinity Gatson as she struggles to accept her divine destiny. The book starts out by asking the question, “What would you do if you were chosen by the creator to be the only person living who knows the true origin of man?” In addition to discovering that you are one in a line of people through out the history of man to have been chosen by The Almighty to be the keeper of this knowledge. The central setting for the story is Chicago, and it provides for the reader, a snap shot of the cultural diversity and excitement Chicago offers. This is a fast paced story that will capture the reader’s attention from the first chapter, and hold them spell bound until the end!
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?
South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia S.C. $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
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Hi Terry. Sounds like you're doing quite well with your self-publishing efforts. This is my first attempt at self-publishing as well - my historical nonfiction book, "World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware" is being released next week on Veteran's Day. It's a project I'm quite proud of, but I am just beginning on the marketing and sales process now. I did sell a couple hundred during the pre-sales process, but the official kickoff is still a few days away. Good luck to you my friend! If you ever need someone to bounce ideas off of, I'm your man. :)
Hi Terry, thanks for the contact. As for your marketing efforts, I would call my good friend and personal PR coach Pam Perry she should be able to point you in the right direction. Pam is known as a Social Media Expert and has worked with some of the best in the business. Her contact info is below and be sure to tell her I sent you.
Thanks for the suggestion. Wow that is a great service. I will take note of that. I am actually ghostwriting for a long term client with a partner and he is funding the publishing process so for now best to focus on creation. I have a background in Marketing and PR for books so trying to keep the marketing brain under wraps for now. :) We are telling his nonfiction story.