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New Publishing Channels Can Breathe Life Into Older Books

As most of you know, one of the biggest challenges in this business is bringing attention to a book that's been out for a while.

Face it, the media is enamored with what's new.

Once a new book has garnered it's 15 minutes of fame, it becomes increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to attract that all important media attention. Of course it can be done, and was executed beautifully a few weeks ago by Shel Horowitz - "he who never lets up":-)

Now, with… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on July 27, 2009 at 10:46am — No Comments

What happens when the customer sets the price?

They pick the lowest price right?


As an experiment (and a way to get some press:-) I set up a page for the ebook edition of my new book Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck - Learn how you can create immediate income now, with 6 different pricing options, ranging from $9.97 down to $2.00. It's a name your price product.

I copied the idea from the band, Radiohead who also did… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on March 25, 2008 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Small Brag and Celebration

I'm pleased to announce that my publisher in Japan, Discover 21, has just optioned another book from me.

The working title, in English, is "Simple Keys to Creating the Success You Desire" - Practical ideas you can use to achieve the life of your dreams. Of course in Japanese it will be entirely different.

That makes a total of five of my books in Japanese. Strange that I only have two here in the US:-)

Odd business, the book game:-)

BTW, If you're not… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on August 25, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My latest contribution to the information age:-)

I have just released a new home-study program to help people earn more money and keep more of what they earn.

The program Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck takes an in-depth look at money and wealth. First, from the psychological aspect, exploring issues such as beliefs about money, money habits, where they come from and the conditioning that drives a person’s money behavior.

Then it explores the specifics like savings, debt… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on July 18, 2007 at 2:17pm — No Comments

If you can help or are just curious

Tomorrow, April 19th is my Amazon promo day. If you'd like to see it and/or are willing to help, you can go here:

If anyone here has a mailing they'd be willing to annouce to, I'd greatly appreciate it and, of course, will return the favor where appropriate.

You can just use the above link.

I'm excited to see the outcome.


Added by Jim Donovan on April 18, 2007 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Wishing Christina all the best

Our Book Market Ning member, Christina Rowe, is launching her Amazon promotion tomorrow, April 12th.

Let's all hold an intention for her to enjoy a huge success and, if possible, let people in your network know about it.

You can send people here:

If we help and support each other, we all win.

Go Christine!


Added by Jim Donovan on April 11, 2007 at 3:37pm — No Comments

In case you don't know about this- I think a great book marketing outlet

A while back, someone here suggested seeing if we could all help each other by adding reviews to our respective books on Amazon or somewhere online. I thought I could get Judi Lake to take on the monkey of figuring out how to do it, but she's smarter than that:-)

It may be way too cumbersome to work, however, this morning, I happened to read the Southern Review of Books newsletter and saw a piece about Amazon investing in a site named "Shelfari"

I went there and spent a… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on April 1, 2007 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

In case you don't already know it . . .

There are a lot of great people here, some of whom I know and many I hope to get to know better, however, there are two people on this group, who are among the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to book marketing and selling books.

Of course, founder John Kremer is one, and in case you have not had the pleasure of meeting him, Rick Frishman is the other.

I've had the pleasure to meet and get to know them both and even interviewed them for a publishing audio… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on March 29, 2007 at 8:53am — 3 Comments

Upcoming Amazon Campaign

Hi Folks (or FLOFS if you've been on pub lists before)

If you'd like to participate in my upcoming Amazon promotion for "This is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal" I'd welcome you.

What I'm looking for is:

1. Good quality bonus products that would be of interest to people who read personal development, success, or small business books.

2. Help in getting the word out to your list on specific days.

What you get:

1. My undying… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on March 28, 2007 at 3:43pm — 2 Comments

Handbook to a Happier Life Makes Its Movie Debut

Handbook to a Happier Life won an honorary Oscar, last night, for best looking book in a movie. Ok, so I'm kidding about the Oscar but seeing a photo of my book in a movie scene was pretty cool. I'm still working on finding the time to comment on the movie, School for Scoundrels, but my first reaction is that if the lead character, Jon Heder applied what I suggested in… Continue

Added by Jim Donovan on March 7, 2007 at 3:06pm — 5 Comments


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