The so called “big news” in bookland this month was all about Barnes & Noble: it has actually made a competitive move that could leave Amazon in the dust (there are 640 BN stores … Amazon has only 3) … but will it?
With over 600 brick and mortar stores—at least one in every state—B & N is dangling a carrot to the self-published arena. It, too, can have a shot at its reverend bookshelves. Really? …
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.
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 …
OK … I confess … I’m a Book Addict. And I don’t plan on entering a 12-Step program to stop my beloved addiction and pleasure. The countless hours of pleasure that they have given me since I was a little kid can never be tallied. The goosing to my imagination gives me a Happy Dance. The creation of the AuthorU.org community with members all over the world is a wonder. And the reality that working …
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Judith will focus on the Timelines Needed for ANY CrowdFunding Campaign.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and …
With the onslaught of the “e” world … and yes, it is an onslaught; the overwhelming amount of “e” pollution has turned many off. “You’re an author … what type of an author are you? A real author … or who that just jabbers and tosses out anything and everything, without really thinking about content, much less the audience that it is meant for or who it really is?
Can you be a real author and …
This is hot and it puts Indie Authors in the catbird seat … Amazon came up with a program last month that pushes print books … the bonus is that your get the eBook at a deep discount.
Matchbook bundles the print book with the ebook. The customer they get a deeply discounted or free Kindle version of the same book. It’s similar to what Amazon’s audiobook program.
Traditional publishers are doing something that sounds like, but …
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus business strategies and blogging for authors. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone. Remember—you can go to the AuthorU.org website, scroll down on the Home page and see the last five shows—just click and you are instantly there!
Here’s your Top Ten …
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 …
Your Book Success Is Up to You … and ONLY You!
This week, I send three emails to three separate authors that I had shephered and agreed to co-publish their books about the lack of sales. Publishers don’t love the term, “lack of sales.” None of these authors should have got the “Wake up and smell the book roses … possible death toll bell” from me.
I hated writing them … I hated sending them.
And, I had …
Book Publishing and ISBNs … Do You Need Them?
Do authors need ISBNs? If you plan on selling your book, the answer is yes. If you are creating something that is not for re-sale—from the family history to your high school reunion … most likely not. How many should you have … just the one for your book or do you need others? What about eBooks and other book formats? Below are answers to the top …