Archive for March, 2006

Promote Your Book by Talking About it

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

I’m traveling a lot this year. And everywhere I go, I’m required to “speak for my supper.” I’m leaving for soggy Honolulu this week to give a workshop at the Pen Women Conference there. They want to know how to prepare a book proposal. April 6, I’ll give a brief talk at the Book Publicists […]

Just Say, Yes and Sell More Books

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

It used to be that when someone called and invited me to talk about my latest book at their club meeting I would think about it for only a few seconds before responding. And, usually, I would say, “No.” Well, it was a safe answer. I wasn’t comfortable speaking in public. What if I messed […]

How Do You Get All of Those Speaking Gigs?

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

I do quite a bit of public speaking. I present writing/publishing-related workshops at writers’ conferences and book festivals throughout the U.S. And I’m frequently asked, “How did they find out about you?” or “How did you find out about them?” While some authors sit back and wait for opportunities for book promotion and exposure to […]

7 Habits of Highly Successful Writers

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

What distracts you from writing? Do you have cats wandering in and out of your office while you write? Are there children in the house? Maybe your spouse is retired and at home a lot. Perhaps you’re distracted by something as simple as a sunny day or friends going out to lunch or for a […]