I am excited to share something inspiring with you. I’ve been interviewed on a special writing series that teaches you how to break through resistance and write as you’ve never done before.
It’s a 10-Day FREE online event that starts on June 24th. That’s today!
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Some people write a book but stop midway, others never get started. Are you someone that feels a lot of resistance when you write? Do you let your inner critic …
Is the Publishing World Turning? Yes, yes it is …
Publishing is morphing on a daily basis … If you are a new author, you’ve got publishing questions. Plenty of them. If you are an already published author, you should have publishing questions. Plenty of them.
As an author, ask: should I traditionally publish (hello New York), self-publish, independent publishing, pay-to-publish, hybrid publish, audio publish: ePublish or pPublish or aPublish … which is right for me and …
The typical self-published author sells less than 100 books. One Hundred Freakin’ Books! Yikes. You can’t make a living that way. You can’t cover your costs of production. What you do has become frustrated and dismayed. In other words, you fail–something that wasn’t in your vision path when you first started doing your authoring and publishing path.
Yes Dear Author, there is a significant difference between authors who sell just a few books (and yes, that’s …
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 …
Every writer, every author, hits the wall some time … sometimes, lots of times. Oh, we can bring it all on ourselves, allowing and enabling a slew of distractions to create the detour. Or, some cosmic force comes into play—totally unexpected and totally uncontrollable. It’s called life, and yes, it does happen. What happens if you routinely get waylaid … or you are on a true crunch deadline and you have got to get the chapter finished by tomorrow am or the book out the door within the next two weeks?
Are you a procrastinator? Do you need a nudge to get you, or keep you going? A gentle one … or an evil one? Here’s something that just might do the trick to pull you out of a funk and kick-start your fingers and mind.
Do you want your book in the airport? If you do, you need to know that Hudson News (NJ based)
or The Paradies Shops (GA based) are the only players for airport book sales. Pitch it to headquarters—it’s all about the book … has to be designed and written well. The book hook is critical. Offer a special “Cooperative Rate”—i.e., you offer a special reduction on the first order only that amounts to a $2 credit per book over the regular discount. Alert: return rates are 60-70% … unless the book takes off and then reorders happen.
Beginning with Author Branding, it starts with focus—what do you do; what do you offer. Defining and demonstrating a clear and succinct mission statement was created; creating a personal tag that others hook immediately with who and what you are and do; clarity on what you do for your audience; and probing into uniqueness were woven throughout.
Getting on a Major TV Show will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist will Get Me On for Sure!
If I have heard it once, I have heard it over a thousand times. “I don’t want to market my books … I just want to write.”
I get it … many authors would rather just be writing. After all, the blood and guts, heart and soul are already in the book. What else could anyone want?