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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips April 29, 2016

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips April 29, 2016

 

How are you selling your books? Just waiting the Amazon order? If you are, you are shooting your book in its pages. There are distribution options beyond online retailers and brick-and-mortar shops. 
Have you:

Created your own website and sell your book there.

Summer is coming. How about approaching book fairs? May communities have book fairs and welcome authors to purchase tables and sell books (and be available for a book signing).

Offer to speak where there are potential …

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11 Reasons Why Authors Should PRINT Books Today

11 Reasons Why Authors Should PRINT Books Today

Too many authors today are missing a GIGANTIC ship … printing their book physically. eBooks are important and should be in every author’s mix. After all, what book buying pool do you want to be in … the kiddie pool or the adult. Print books are still close to 70 percent of all retail buys ($700,000,000 in 2014) … that includes online purchases a la Amazon and BN.com. That means the other 30 percent is eBook land. …

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Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

When the year began to unfold, many authors who entered their books in award competitions got good  news—their books were award winners.  Author U has gotten notification of several members who have earned recognition from book awards, with the latest being the National Indie Excellence Awards.  Congratulations to Members who picked up a variety of awards and honors:
Judith Briles – Author YOU: Creating and …

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Calling All Authors … It’s Seasonal Book Selling Time AGAIN!

Calling All Authors … It’s Seasonal Book Selling Time AGAIN!

I love Costco … as first a member of the Price Club in 1984, it’s been quite a ride to see its evolution from any warehouse almost 30 years ago that was packed with amazing deals to the slick operation Costco has become—nothing fascinates me more than the heralding of the next “season” many months before most of us even have noodle the current one we are in.

As summer comes to a close, it’s kick-start …

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How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?

How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?

How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?
 
                       
Not a week goes by that these questions don’t surface via email or a phone call:

Should I try to sell my book to New York?
Should I self-publish?
What’s the difference between the two?
What should I do?

Fair enough … all valid questions … all important. Without writing a full chapter …

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Book Acknowledgments: Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?

Book Acknowledgments: Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?

Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?
Everyone … That’s Who!

One of the last items on the book publishing “to do” list is to create the Acknowledgment Page … the Thank Yous to the team that assisted you in creating your baby. These are the people who got you here … don’t ignore them. Think in the narrative … let your readers know what your team did to get your book birthed. …

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