Monthly Archives: August 2018

Do You Want Your Books in Barnes & Noble?

Do You Want Your Books in Barnes & Noble?

Do you want your books in Barnes & Noble?
If yes … here’s the truth … 

YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT TO B&N for bookstore consideration and purchase. ALWAYS. You submit to the SMALL PRESS DEPARTMENT.
And yes, there are hoops you need to jump through.

What you need is a PLAN … as in a detailed MARKETING PLAN. In other words, they want to believe that you are going to do all your thinking, breathing, and bankbook effort you …

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Selling your book outside the U.S.

Selling your book outside the U.S.

Are There Foreign Rights in Your Midst?
If you are trying to do this yourself, be careful you aren’t giving away too much. Believe me, it’s easy to do. And personally, I have only worked with my agents in handling foreign rights. English is my language—not Chinese, Arabic, German, French or Korean—all places my books have been published in. In fact, 16 different countries. I’m not picky about foreign language rights: I want the foreign publishers …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 19, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 19, 2018

My little garden has outdone itself. The veggies are delicious. The stars have been the yellow squash this year. I so … do … not … want … summer … to … end. How about you?
The countdown is in the final stages. Next week as you read this, I’ll be in Breckenridge Colorado for the AuthorYOU AMAZING Extravaganza. So looking forward to it as we march forward to John Kremer’s grand finale with the “how …

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Come on the working vacation for authors in January

Come on the working vacation for authors in January

COME CRUISE WITH ME … with US in January. Who are we? Just seven of the best and brightest in publishing on the High Seas, that’s who. Join John Kremer, Kathy Meis, Daniel Hall, Kelly Johnson, Rebecca Finkel, Ashlee Bratton and yours truly. New programs. Think of spending seven awesome days working and playing in mid-January. And with us. When we are in ports … you play all day and night. When we are at …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 11, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 11, 2018

Married to a lefty for 43 years, I’ve learned to make sure the seats on my left side and when he helps set the table, it’s totally normal that the fork is on the right side and knife on the left. Adapting is what righties and lefties do under the same roof!
The countdown continues. The Extravaganza is just 12 days away. All guarantees are firm and menus selected. We are excited we are on countdown. …

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The 6 Options for Author & Publishing Learning … Which Delivers More?

The 6 Options for Author & Publishing Learning … Which Delivers More?

Over the next three months, I will be at seven live events. Meeting hundreds, actually thousands of authors, but meeting new experts. Their expertise expands my learning and my connections. It benefits me professionally; it benefits me mentally; and it benefits my publishing clients. That’s a win-win-win.
There are six key options for author learning:

attend live publishing and book marketing related events;
attend online publishing and book marketing events;
become a DIYer and learn by the school of …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 4, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 4, 2018

This is a special day … I’m reminded to the outstanding work that the Coast Guard does on an everyday basis and what it does during hurricane season plus just all the search and rescue (often not recognized by so many). Two of my brothers did their military service in the Coast Guard, and oh my, as a young teen, I have to tell you—I hated my job of ironing their “whites” at times! My …

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