Authoring … what a journey. Highs and lows. Hopes and fears. Tears and joy. And a journey that requires perseverance. It’s the magic word that creates the buzz … the book sales … the author success. If that’s “the lottery”, then every one of us–meaning YOU– has the ability to grab the winning ticket. Your lucky charms have lined up!
Webster’s defines perseverance as a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or …
If you have experienced hurt, betrayal, fear, failure, critical illness, tragedy, or loss of a loved one and asked or thought: “Why?” or lamented, “If only …” or “Why did this happen to me … to us?”, then travel with me through my own ups and downs. Oh yes, I’ve had health issues like many of you (I died when I was 30 and came back); have had cancer; lost two of my children; went …
Authors must be findable… easily findable. Online is your friend–it’s the town hall–the global business card. You don’t want to get lost in the mist of what feels like nowhere.
Your 3 BIG Questions Every Author Needs to ASK … and ANSWER … NOW!
Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From?
Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?
Do You Know Where Your ____ Comes From?
Having a marketing and sales background, it was drilled …
Oh Yes … yes, you can.
Would you like a “hands-on workshop” to soar your speaking that is limited to a small number of participants? Would you like to start making money with your book?
Comments from a recent Unplugged from “old time” speakers who thought they had all the tips and tricks they needed: ” I got more in two hours than in my 10 years of being a speaker” … “Wow, Wow, Wow.” Yup, …
Don’t Let Resolutions Sour Your Author Success!
Typically, most view January as the month of Resolutions. I suggest you don’t them as the clock strikes midnight tonight. Why?—simply this: most resolutions are trashed within a few weeks. In reality, over 70 percent are either stomped on, forgotten or deemed not worth the resolver’s while.
What are the top reasons resolutions that become out of sight … out of mind to we authors?
1 Creating an All or Nothing …
Your book is coming … or you are thinking about doing a “repush” on one that came out last year or some time ago.
Are you ready to shout out and celebrate?
Are you ready to do “the ASK?”
You should be.
It’s time to reach out.
Who are your Friends?
Who are your Fans?
Who has a “site” that could be an ideal hosting venue to invite others to?
Who has a business that could be the site and bring in potential …
Twenty plus years ago, one of my author friends coined one of my favorite book titles: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers. It’s all about change and slashing through the things that continually hold people and companies back. A few years ago, I ran into Bob Kriegel at a conference we were both speaking at. He was still talking about burgers and he reminded me of a story he told me long ago about surfing …
Which book awards do you enter? Do they matter? And should you?
Let’s start with the second question first. The answer: sometimes. Depending upon the tenacity of the author/publisher in getting the word out about the book and the award, you could be wasting your money. Awards can be used to market your book, but it doesn’t happen by itself. You will be the primary promoter. Always. People like winners. If you promote that you and …