Topic: Book Publishing

Book Publishing Today … Are You the Sardine in the Sea?

Book Publishing Today … Are You the Sardine in the Sea?

Are You the Sardine in the Sea?
Are you ready to learn the Art of the Niche? With over 2,000 books being published everyday, is yours drowning in the sea? Yes, there are millions of books out there.

Is yours contributing to book pollution?
Do you have a unique voice, something new to bring to the party, a twist to something old … in other words, can you break from the pack?
Or, will you continue to be …

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Get ready for a popcorn-packed 60 minutes of hot tips … you can’t stop eating!

Get ready for a popcorn-packed 60 minutes of hot tips … you can’t stop eating!

30 Sizzling Tips for Authors Pops this Week … and We Are Going to Sea!

I have six questions for you today.

1     Would you like to know instantly … I mean instantly … what the keywords and key phrases that the top influencers in your industry or the best-selling authors you consider your competitors are using?
2     Would you like to learn one, make your book pop off the shelf book trick that will make your book soar in …

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Hot Spit … Here’s a Great Solution to Creating Your Own Book Store

Hot Spit … Here’s a Great Solution to Creating Your Own Book Store

And, you can do it in minutes—I promise and be open within the day. How cool is that?
Let’s face it. Amazon has become a challenge this past month for many authors and publishers. It’s decided to goose up the sales of “third party” sellers, sometimes leaving we authors at the bottom of the option buying pile.
 
Last year, Ingram bought Aerio. Its software allows any individual or publishing sites to create stores, get opt-in customer relations, …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips: Amazon Order Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips: Amazon Order Tips

 Amazon Customer Care Tip: the phone # to call is 866-216-1072. It will direct you to an overseas contact. When I called for help on something for my Unplugged event, I hit two obstacles: 1-she was hard to understand with her accent; 2-there was so much background, it was difficult to hear anything. What to do? Just say you want a U.S. representative. You will be immediately routed back to the U.S. … clarity and …

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Book Cover RE-DESIGN BOOSTS SALES 1200%!

Book Cover RE-DESIGN BOOSTS SALES 1200%!

Lorilyn Roberts came to me with a book cover re-design project and her current book cover was not all that bad. I think I mentioned that the font was kind of “masculine” (Meaning boxy and dated) and she mentioned that the girl on the front needed some hair AND some CLOTHING so she didn’t look naked.
I didn’t find much magic in the image but there was still something about what WAS there that created interest so …

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Writer’s Block Stinks!

Writer’s Block Stinks!

As writers, we are expected to create consistently for our livelihood. But what happens when that creativity has problems expressing itself? That’s right, folks; I’m talking about the dreaded writer’s block.

We all get it: That horrible feeling when you sit down to type or write out some great material only to find that you seem to have lost every idea you’ve ever had. Your fingers lie stagnant, waiting for the inspiration to come, and it …

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Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Get over it. The most common phrase out of too many authors is: I can’t market my books. Or, I don’t want to market my books. I just want to write. Get over it. You have to write your books. Oh please, get over your resistance. The reality is, YES … you can!

Here’s why:

If you can write, you CAN market.The definition of marketing is: the action or business of promoting and selling products or services.So …. …

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Looking for the Writing Force to Find You? Look Within …

Looking for the Writing Force to Find You? Look Within …

There isn’t a writer out there who hasn’t hit a roadblock or pothole in creating a book. Sometimes it happens within a chapter … or a blog. Wanting to be a writer; transitioning to a better writer, and arriving to the status of a great writer doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process.

The process begins with reading. Devouring the words of others can guide and mentor both a writer-to-be and already established one. The process continues …

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Has Your Book Walked the Plank?

Has Your Book Walked the Plank?

Woot … you’ve got your book—congrats for sure.
You are now a “published” author; some sales are coming in; you are promoting it in every channel you can think of, and then an online OMG moment hits. It may be a not-so “Yo-Ho-Ho” time for you and your book. You’ve done an online search and discovered that your book is being sold by someone(s)o you have never heard of—someone(s) you never engaged in selling your book. …

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Insider Websites for Authors to Mine …

Insider Websites for Authors to Mine …

This week is an immersion of all things publishing … as in 18 hours of classwork for authors at all levels of the publishing journey. AuthorU members Kelly Johnson, Daniel Hall, Amy Collins, Joan Stewart, Nick Zelinger and Judith Briles are leading several of our members plus many “to be” members in four days of mastering publishing and marketing on the high seas (actually, they are pretty flat)
One of the sizzling sessions identified several websites …

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