For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
Lately, after releasing a book about learning and winning I have given a lot of thought to…Continue
Added by Cristina Andersson on April 28, 2007 at 8:25am — No Comments
Now I am sure all of you are like me and have an opinion one way or the other about the fall out of the whole MSNBC and the firing of you know who for his comments “Nappy headed Hoes”. I just think that we all need to stay focus on the fundamental issue here. Individuals that are on the airways that are on public airways that are funded by the public can not say what they want. There is a…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on April 28, 2007 at 6:50am — No Comments
I subscribed to Amazon Advantage a month or two after my book came out and I have found it to be the best way to get readers to purchase copies. Buyers are able to find my book using the tools that Amazon provides. I know that folks are buying my book who did not hear about it from me.
Checking sales with http://charteo.us/ is a good tool as well as I am able to see where my ranking is without having to go to my Amazon page. Looking at the page is…Continue
Added by Lorne Epstein on April 26, 2007 at 1:49pm — No Comments
I just became a co-agent on a project. I don’t know if agents often invite clients to share in commissions when they bring good stuff to them, but mine did. I didn’t refuse the offer. The whole story of how I became a co-agent is worth reading on www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/billstephens…Continue
Added by Bill Stephens on April 26, 2007 at 10:56am — No Comments
The term author platform is popping up all over the place, but what exactly is an author platform? Essentially, your platform is based on your expertise--a specific nonfiction topic about which you write or your genre and unique voice/style as a fiction author. Having a strong author platform is becoming increasing important in marketing your books or even landing a deal with a major publisher.
Here are my 15 favorite ways to develop your author platform:
Sorry I haven't been more active on my blog. I just got out of the hospital (mental) after being struck by a 2X4 board (figuratively) in the middle of the forehead. You see, for years I have been marketing my books (on gymnastics and cheerleading) primarily to club owners and coaches.
Recently, the imaginary 2X4 described above, whacked me in the head and the realization struck me that my real market was the Mom's. What mother wouldn't pay $19.95 for a book that…Continue
Added by Rik Feeney on April 25, 2007 at 11:37am — No Comments
Added by Adrienne Zurub on April 25, 2007 at 9:40am — No Comments
Glad to be here. I joined this group to learn, network, and of course promote my forthcoming book,
'Notes From the MotherShip~Naked Invisibles'!
Please feel free to drop me a comment. I welcome your thoughts.
Added by Adrienne Zurub on April 22, 2007 at 9:21pm — No Comments
The Internet can be one of the most effective ways to market a book (if you know what you are doing). Unfortunately, many authors don't know how to use the Internet to their advantage. I have been marketing on the Net for many years and make my living from doing so. I have written and developed a great resource that addresses a lot of the areas you need to know about to gain visibility, credibility and revenues from your Internet presence. To access go to…Continue
Four days after the launch of my controversial assisted suicide novel Whale Song, it made Amazon'ca's bestseller list. What a thrill! And I have been told that the first print run has nearly sold out. Then to top it all off, some major Hollywood film producers requested to see Whale Song and a package was sent out 2 weeks ago. I think that makes about half a dozen Hollywood film companies interested.
I am in 'mega marketing mode'…Continue
Yesterday, Friday 20th, I visited the Globeforum in Stockholm. On a round table meeting "female entrepreneurs as role models" I was introduced as a role model!
I felt of course honoured but I wanted to tell the audience that I am not a good role model for anybody. I am always striving for something new, always trying to learn something, always having big goals and I sincerely believe I can make a difference in making this world a better place to live and to contribute to world…Continue
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For authors who want to speak, and speakers who want to write...or…
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"You get what you order" is the motto of my book "The Winning Helix".
Last week I received, once again, evidence this to be true.
I try to live according my own teachings and focus my energy there where I can win. Creativity, networking, helping others, trying to do everything I can to promote world peace are among those areas where I want to use my energy.
So last week I received a VIP invitation to the Globeforum in Stockholm as a "Global Influential Female Leader"!!!!…Continue