Archive for November, 2007

Overcome Those Book Promotion Roadblocks

Monday, November 26th, 2007

We all have our strengths and our weaknesses. And, yes, it’s important to maximize our pluses and work around our limitations. But, when you decide to enter the competitive publishing industry, your failings or frailties might just create roadblocks that, if not checked, will halt your potential success. This is no time to reveal your […]

Timing is Everything in Publishing

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Most of us, the first time around the publishing block, have a clear vision of life as an author. We see ourselves holding our new books in one hand while raking in thousands of dollars in royalties or profits with the other. What a shock to discover that your wonderful book—the manuscript into which you […]

New Book Getting Great Reviews

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

I practiced what I preach. As soon as my revised, 2nd edition book, The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book, was a book, I sent notices to key reviewers. Key reviewers for this book include editors of writing/publishing-related magazines and newsletters, appropriate site hosts, important book review sites and other influential reviewers […]

How to Work With an Author’s Consultant

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

As a budding or hopeful author, you’re accustomed to going it alone. You hole up in your home office and write in privacy. Unfortunately, some of you consider publishing to be an extension of your writing. Without shifting gears, you envision submitting your wonderful manuscript to a publisher and collecting royalties for evermore. Frankly, this […]

Be a Bendy Author

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Most writers just want to write. We don’t want to bother with mundane details. We especially avoid unwelcome information that threatens our comfort zone. Just this week, I’ve been challenged by the learning curve AGAIN. A client asked me to use a certain program to edit her manuscript—a program that I find rather limiting and […]