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Strategic Book... ?

Has anyone worked with Strategic Book Publishing or Strategic Book Marketing? I would love to hear any feedback. Thanks!

Added by Shannon Janeczek on March 25, 2010 at 6:38am — 1 Comment

Audio book production company recommendations

Does anyone have any positive experiences with specific book production companies, making their print books into audio books? We're looking into this as a next step for both children's and adult titles and would like some feedback from those who have done it already. Thanks!

Added by Shannon Janeczek on January 28, 2008 at 7:32am — 1 Comment

Marketing research on self-publishing

I'd love to get any personal feedback on true-life experiences from anyone who has been through the self-publishing process. If you can email me with answers to the following, I'd appreciate it.

1. What is the name of the self-publishing house you used?

2. What quantity of books did you print?

3. What genre of book did you print? Fiction or nonfiction? What subgenre: Romance, self-help, mystery, business etc.?

4. Did you get to design the cover of your book, or have any…

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Added by Shannon Janeczek on November 5, 2007 at 9:50am — No Comments

Has anyone had success getting listed on NoveList?

It looks like a new service offered through the public libraries, called NoveList, is becoming a great resource for readers who are starting book clubs or looking for suggestions for books to read. Anyone have any experience with getting their books in the NoveList databases? As far as I can tell, and I might be wrong, it looks like this is a resource that is used from state to state (not a national database). Any information would be appreciated.

Added by Shannon Janeczek on September 24, 2007 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

NYT article on Amazon rankings

I'm asked all the time by authors, "Fine, my ranking is good.

But how many books have I sold on Amazon?"

Unfortunately that's hard to determine. But the article below

explains it better than I can. (copy and paste this link into your browser)…

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Added by Shannon Janeczek on August 7, 2007 at 8:44am — No Comments

FREE Marketing is available, read here!

Authors ask me a lot if there is anything they can do to help the marketing effort. What, besides smile at everyone at your book signings, speak clearly when you do presentations and always dress nicely? :) Of course!

There are a few websites now where you can enter some of the info on you and your book(s) and post it for free. Now, keep in mind that most of them want to upgrade you to a paid account of some kind. You probably don't need to do that. Here is a list of websites I have…

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Added by Shannon Janeczek on August 3, 2007 at 2:26pm — 6 Comments

Save the book review! National Book Critics Circle

<a href="http://www.bookcritics.org/?go=saveBookReviews"><img src="http://www.theoldhag.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/nbcc.jpg"/></a>

This is very important for all of us to support. Just featured on NPR this week:…

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Added by Shannon Janeczek on July 19, 2007 at 7:19am — No Comments

First blog post

Hello all.

I was just asked by my boss yesterday if I liked my job and what I was doing. I couldn't put into words the absolute joy I take in my job each day. It certainly does not feel like a JOB, as many of my other employment opportunities have. Here are several reasons why:

  • I am asked what my opinion is, daily, by authors, my boss and other book industry colleagues, and people actually consider what I have to say as being important.
  • I am proud to tell people…
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Added by Shannon Janeczek on July 18, 2007 at 9:44am — No Comments

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