Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ripoffs, Scams and Authors … Oh My!

Ripoffs, Scams and Authors … Oh My!

The shocker is that truly legit publishers have gotten into bed with the predators … one recent pitch from an Author House/Solutions rep to an author who contacted me, “If you sign with us … your book will get in front of (fill in the blank) … at Penguin.” Hmmm… are they that desparate … oarthey that smart?

Book Success: The Magic of Perseverance

Book Success: The Magic of Perseverance

Sometimes it’s not easy being an author … there’s rejection—sometimes in a cascading abundance; sometimes we authors feel that everything attempted is a massive flop; sometimes we think we should be committed for spending the time and money in creating our books; sometimes we think there’s no freakin way we can sell any; and sometimes we just think …

Would You Like to Join Me on Vacation in January?

Would You Like to Join Me on Vacation in January?

If there is one thing I want for authors, it’s this: succeed. Succeed in the writing of their book; succeed in the design and production of their book; succeed in the publishing of their book; succeed in the marketing of their book … succeed!

That’s why I want you to come with me on vacation January. And only a few of you can.
Yep. You, me, four other book publishing experts and a small group of several …

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The Book Shepherd on Authors and Media Interviews

The Book Shepherd on Authors and Media Interviews

The Book Shepherds on Authors and Media Interviews
Ha! You’ve landed an interview on your book; you’ve prepped, only to discover that they person interviewing you is clueless. Or, they have their own agenda. What to do? Why take control, that’s what you do!
Remember growing up, we were taught that we had to answer any question an adult asked you? Forget that rule. Authors need, no must, learn how to deflect a question.

Get Ninja Tricks for Finding the Perfect Target Market for Your #Book on Wednesday

Get Ninja Tricks for Finding the Perfect Target Market for Your #Book on Wednesday

How would you like insider tricks for finding the right crowd … your crowd … on social media? Think of them as Ninja Tricks for Authors!
You can on this Wednesday, July 20th at 6 p.m. EDT. register now for the FREE webinar–space will be limited … Register NOW!  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/138481254
 

if you can’t define who your book is for, it’s really for nobody. Too often, authors make the mistake of thinking their books will appeal to almost …

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Book Publicity Freebie Ideas Webinar Today ONLY

Book Publicity Freebie Ideas Webinar Today ONLY

You won’t find many free opportunities to pick my friend Joan Stewart’s brain. That’s why, if you’re writing a book, you won’t want to miss the chance tomorrow to let Joan, known as the Publicity Hound, help you generate publicity ideas.

Here’s how it works. Starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time, Joan will present about 30 minutes of her own general ideas for fiction and nonfiction. You’ll get a list of questions you can ask yourself well …

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Author Smarts: How to Get Book Publicity When You Are Out of Steam

Author Smarts: How to Get Book Publicity When You Are Out of Steam

Your book is done. And you’re exhausted.
Now it’s time to launch your publicity campaign and continue full speed ahead. But there’s no gasoline left in your tank. You are pooped. How would you like a FREE webinar this week to get you on track or back to it?
Register here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/878195246

Here’s your answer: The Publicity Hound to the rescue! Joan Stewart will give you ideas galore on how to generate story ideas that will promote …

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