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 …
Monthly Archives: July 2013
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 …
Really … If not for you, then who?
I need a “professional” to market my book is what too many authors think and say. Stop it. Reframe your thinking and your marketing strategies. Whoever put that out had to be a “professional book marketer” … its utter nonsense. Of course you can market, and should market your book.
Who best knows it?
Who best has the passion for it?
Who best gets the agony and ecstasy?
Anyone looking for a literary agent should become familiar pronto with the Guide to Literary Agents, the bible for finding literary representation.
Over 500 agents are listed with specifics about who and what they represent best. It also includes tidbits on how to pitch to them.
In a recent issue of Writers Digest, five literary agents were identified as looking for new authors in a variety of genres. Each of the websites identified include submission guidelines. All request that …