Topic: Book Sales

6 Tips To Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

6 Tips To Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

Are you that author who regularly shouts “buy my book” on Twitter and Facebook? If this is your idea of book promotion, you need to get comfortable with the fact that your personal brand is “salesperson.” That’s fine if your books are about how to sell things, but a terrible fit if you write novels.

Authors are often uncomfortable with the idea of personal branding. Yet, by being part of the social conversation, most are creating …

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EARN YOUR ‘WRITE’ TO SPEAK:  ADDING THE B.S. TO YOUR BOOK DREAMS (Best -Seller)  

EARN YOUR ‘WRITE’ TO SPEAK:  ADDING THE B.S. TO YOUR BOOK DREAMS (Best -Seller)   

Susan RoAne will speak Friday morning September 16th at the AuthorU Extravaganza.

Susan RoAne is the best-selling author of the classic Silver Anniversary of HOW TO WORK A ROOM, The SECRETS OF SAVVY NETWORKING, WHAT DO I SAY NEXT?, FACE TO FACE,  and three other books. She has sold over a million books worldwide in 13 countries and was #1 on Book of the Month Club’s bestseller list (and the San Francisco Bay Area Bestseller list). She is …

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Saturday is all Treats and NO Tricks for Authors and Friends …

Saturday is all Treats and NO Tricks for Authors and Friends …

If you are in Colorado, COME to the Annual Author Tea and Book Sale

AND … share this with all YOU KNOW!
Time:   1 – 4 pm
Where: Julie and Bob Griffin’s beautiful home:  3929 S. Eagle St. Aurora, CO 80014 … don’t miss the awesome dinner ceiling that is painted in zebra stripes … so cool!
Hosted by: Julie Griffin & Judith Briles
The Twist: Almost 20+ authors sharing with you about their books and who they are …

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Sell Your Books at the 2015 Colorado Country Gift Show in November

Sell Your Books at the 2015 Colorado Country Gift Show in November

Ready for 2015 Holiday Selling and Shopping!
The dates are November 6, 7, 8 … don’t miss out!
Early Bird Participation ends September 15th!
There are  VERY FEW spots left to participate.
if you are going to participate this year … you are in the countdown phase to get registered and your book titles in.
For out-of-state members … sign-up … the members in the booth here will be pitching your books for you.For in-state members … if you have …

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Does Baker & Taylor Not Like Indie Authors and Publishers?

Does Baker & Taylor Not Like Indie Authors and Publishers?

What’s an author and indie publisher to do when a company … a key player in the book wholesaler field … takes the money for representation and then does zip?
Heads up on Baker & Taylor. I’m getting huge, negative feedback from indie publishers that they have set up accounts with B&T, get accepted, paid the $350 for an indie publisher and then nothing happens. B&T never orders books for its inventory.
Bookstores order books, B&T …

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AuthorU Day at Barnes & Noble a Big Success

AuthorU Day at Barnes & Noble a Big Success

What a great day Saturday, May 2 was at the Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble store in Denver.
Eleven of our authors signed books and passed out vouchers in the stores. John Czingula, Rhondda Hartman, Carol Fenster, Mara Purl, Courtney Miller, Kim Curtis, John Maling, Joe Daniluk, Lynn Hellerstein, Barbara Sternberg and Judith Briles. Huge thanks to those who dropped in to support and shop–especially Julie Griffin, Philippa Burgess, Charlie Clark and Ronnie Moore. The AuthorU Day at …

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Join Colorado AuthorU Authors at Barnes & Noble May 2, 2015

Join Colorado AuthorU Authors at Barnes & Noble May 2, 2015

Join AuthorU Authors at our first Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Saturday, May 2nd at 960 So. Colorado Blvd., Denver CO. We are signing all day … AND a percentage of all store book sales are generated on Saturday will go back to AuthorU IF buyers give the cashier our special coupon. How cool is that? Tell all your friends to drop in from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.
9 am to 5 pm   …

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Remainder Book Outlets and Sites for Authors and Indie Publishers

Remainder Book Outlets and Sites for Authors and Indie Publishers

There comes a time when books are put out to a pasture of some sorts. 
Remaindered is the term that is the most frequently used. 
 
 
Some refer to remaindered books as printed books that are no longer selling well and whose remaining unsold copies are being liquidated by the publisher at greatly reduced prices. True from the traditional publishing standpoint. BUT, it could also mean that as an indie publisher/author–you need more room in your storage; your work …

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What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

Nielsen’s BookScan monitors sales via retail outlets in print sales.
The Self-Help category (15%) led the pack in non-fiction followed by Religion/Bibles and Biography/Autobiography/Memoir both posting unit increases of 12%. Non-fiction also out-performed fiction.  Graphic Novels (13%) led growth in Fiction categories—the only other category with growth in fiction was Western.
Past categories that have done fairly well in adult nonfiction, didn’t turn out to be a laughing matter. Humor had the largest decline, off 13%, followed …

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