Do you want your book in the airport?
If you do, you need to know that Hudson News (NJ based) or The Paradies Shops (GA based) are the only players for airport book sales.
Pitch it to headquarters—it’s all about the book … has to be designed and written well. The book hook is critical. Offer a special “Cooperative Rate”—i.e., you offer a special reduction on the first order only that amounts to a $2 credit …
I confess, I’m a devotee to ABC’s Shark Tank.
It gives a variety—and I mean HUGE variety of entrepreneurs at every stage the opportunity to pitch their company to five entrepreneurs who have been enormously successful in their individual endeavors—oh, you can rest assured that they have had some detours and potholes along the way. If the pitch “hooks” them, the lucky, and very nervous budding entrepreneur gets a partner. The cost—part of his or …
Wahoo! It’s National Ride the Wind Day … fly, ride, run, play, play a wind instrument … do anything that gets the wind moving… create it!
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Judith Briles interviews Joel Friedlander—all things interior design and using templates for less than $50! Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for …
Watch for it to roll out … spend time exploring the AuthorU.org website. New features. Critical category to look at is “Events” each month–a grey tab on the dashline will be there AND a nifty new icon on the center Home page that you click on that opens up all events in a poster type format–Attend an Event.
On the Home page, you will see Attend an Event (items on our calendar with full descriptions and …
Wahoo! It’s National Relaxation Day … what’s your favorite way to just veg out? Cook? Read? Snooze? Garden? Race cars? Take a walk? Play with friends? See a movie? Clean? Do something with crafts? Shop? Have a massage? How about just puttering? What’s your choice?
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Judith Briles interviews Phil Knight—all things about printing your …
It’s Seasonal Book Selling Planning Time NOW!
We are in the heart of summer …and that means, it’s kick-start time for book promotions and book marketing for authors. Seasons occur all year—Fall-Winter brings a boatload of opportunities. Embrace, Halloween ( HUGE book buying month), Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, the New Year, Valentine’s Day 2014, President’s Day/Week, Etc., Etc.
Fall is heavy book media promotion time—on the air, on the TV and certainly in the bookstores. Keep …
It’s always a challenge to know what categories to put your book in with Amazon. Initially, you get two slots. Within them, are sub-categories which enable you to drill down from the main category.
If you start showing sales, contact Amazon via either the “contact us” tab on your Amazon.com/Advantage page or Author Central and ask if you can add additional categories. Once something is submitted, the respond quickly.
Note: If you are planning an Amazon campaign, …
Let’s recap—Book Marketing Myth #1: It’s Not for Me … Really … If not for you, then who? Looked at why the author has got to be the lead, and driver of his or her book marketing success (or failure); Book Marketing Myth #2: Getting on a Major TV Show will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist will Get Me On for Sure … probed into the myth that major TV will launch a …
It’s National Culinarians Day … if you like to cook, this is your day. Create a new recipe whip up a favorite. is a special day for anyone who cooks.
DON’T Forget to sign up for the AU Member BBQ August 3rd
Book Awards … to get special Author U discount through July—here’s $20 USA Book News Awards—you must enter this month for Awards announced in November.
http://www.usabooknews.com/2013usabestbookawards.html (Special through
7-31-2013: 4-month book listing on USABookNews.com for every entry)
Getting on a Major TV Show will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist will Get Me On for Sure!
If I have heard it once, I have heard it over a thousand times. “I don’t want to market my books … I just want to write.”
I get it … many authors would rather just be writing. After all, the blood and guts, heart and soul are already in the book. What else could anyone …