Archive for November, 2011

Here’s Serious Help With Book Promotion

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Are you promoting a book? Have you just about come to the end of your promotional idea rope? Maybe it is time to hire a publicist to help renew the excitement about your book. This is not necessarily a recommendation. Publicists can be expensive. Some of them aren’t worth the money you spend. On the […]

Make Your Writing Shine Even More Brightly

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

What techniques do you use when writing your blog, an article, a chapter in your book or even an email? Over the years, I’ve noticed that I’ve created some interesting and workable methods for remembering what I want to write, for self-editing and for enhancing an article or blog post that seems to be lacking […]

How to Prepare for an Author Interview

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Are you ever invited to participate in interviews related to the theme of your book? I have done dozens of interviews over the years and a number of them recently with regard to my latest book, Promote Your Book. In fact, my interviews are posted in blogs and at websites throughout the Internet. Tomorrow, I’ll […]

Patricia Fry to Teach Article-Writing Workshop

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Next Saturday (December 3, 2011) I’m teaching a three hour workshop on article-writing. Writers are coming to the Ventura College to learn how to make money writing for magazines and online sites. While some students may want to earn a living writing articles (like I did for several years) or simply supplement their income, others […]

Sell More Books NOW!

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

As authors, we should consciously shake up our comfort zone more than occasionally. When you come out with a new book, you might pour a lot of energy and time into a variety of promotional activities. If you were enterprising and diligent in developing a marketing plan before your book came out, no doubt you’ve […]

Don’t Become Married to Unrealistic Expectations

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Are you hampering your book’s success because of your unrealistic expectations? I know authors who have gotten it in their heads that they must land a contract with a particular publisher or they want to sell books through a specific outlet or using a certain method. Anything else is unacceptable, in their minds. It’s good […]

Tips for Moving Your Writing/Publishing Career Forward

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving. I guess most bloggers will talk about the things we have to be thankful for today. I thought I’d do something different. Let’s call this a “tip sheet.” The theme is the best use of the author’s time this holiday week. • Get some writing done. You can clean house or the garage […]

How to Evaluate Your (ASP) Author Success Potential

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

What have you done to promote your book today? This week? During the past month? If you haven’t had many sales recently, your answer is probably in the form of an excuse, “I’ve been working a lot,” “I just haven’t had time to promote,” “My grandchildren are living with me now,” “My husband is out […]

How to Become the Go-To Author on Your Topic

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Are you the author of a nonfiction book? Have you positioned yourself as the go-to person for your topic? By this, I mean do journalists and radio program hosts seek you out when they want to do a segment on your topic? Are you considered among the experts in your field? I know authors who […]

Thanksgiving, a Time of Family Reminiscence

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Better late than never. I hope that some of you noticed that I did not post a blog this morning. Generally, if you check my blog site by around 6 a.m. Pacific and 9 Eastern, you will find a newly posted blog. It is rare that I miss a day of posting. What happened today? […]