Do you go out to play? Savvy Authors Do!
When was the last time someone knocked on your door and asked you out to play? When you are on vacation, are you able to leave the office, the emails … gulp, the mobile behind?
When was the last time you allowed yourself to restore or re-create yourself? How about giving yourself a Valentines and take a Play Day? It could be just the thing to juice up …
Before you decide that New York is your route, you need to ask yourself why you want to publish via New York. Do you know how many books are typically sold via New York? Do you know how much money you will net in royalties? Do you feel that you may be tainted if you don’t publish with a New York publisher? Could it be your ego speaking?
What’s this got to do with authoring and publishing besides the book itself? Everything. Let’s start with clear, effective communicating, which is what many of the iUniverses, AuthorHouses and those who package publishing projects don’t do.
A distinct trend has surfaced with book shepherding clients I’ve worked with this past year. These successful, traditionally published authors are choosing to bypass New York. Yes, if they offered their ideas, their manuscripts to the traditional publishing community via their agents, the odds were extremely high that they would receive a hefty offer to publish the new book. Yet, these authors chose not to. Why?
Book Publishing … Take Advantage of Seasonal Selling Now
If your book is ideal for a gift (and it’s a rare one that is not), seasonal celebrations are ideal to reach out to your followers … why not your book as the gift? This month, of course December is hot. But so will January … for the “how-to” crowd, this is the high GOYA month—Get Off Your Ass—and get started (or re-started).
At a recent three-day convention, I was slated to present the opening keynote for the next day and a workshop on communication the third day. It has always been my practice when time permitted, to come in a day early so I could hear other speakers, feel the energy of the group and if there is another main speaker, to make sure that I hear him or her.
Carefronting Employees in Your Midst …
You’ve been recently promoted to manager of your department. You loved being on staff, but the management role hasn’t been what you expected. Your pre-management department friends seem to have new expectations from you (as you do from them). The camaraderie you relished for the past two years has almost disappeared.
Have you ever been in a situation where you know that it could have been avoided? It usually comes from a wrong fit.