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Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there were two types of publishing: the real publishing route where mega-thousands of books were printed each year; authors were paid moneys upfront called advances; publisher reps happily pitched books that only real authors wrote; all marketing and publicity were handled by the publisher for an author when the book was published and available via real bookstores; and to claimed the moniker of a …
10 Ways to Move from So-So Author to Sought Out Author!
What are your author and publishing expectations for this year? Have you thought about them? Have you written them down?
It’s a New Year … and it’s a month that resolutions are created, chewed on, and usually spit out. Either they don’t work. They are rejected. Or it’s easier to do the same thing you’ve always been doing.
How about something different? Such as:
Launching a series and …
The Book Shepherds: Why should you write a book? The Credibility Factor
#2 Your book creates The Creditibility Factor. Creating a book with substance and quality says reams about whom and what you are. You’ve done the research; you’ve done a study;
What a tangled web they weave … In the past two months, I’ve worked with several private clients and fielded numerous phone calls/emails from authors who have issues with their “publishers.” In all cases, they’ve been duped.
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?