Archive for June, 2013

Got Publishing Questions? Get Answers Here!

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Yesterday, I listed 22 things you will learn by reading Publish Your Book, Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author. Here are two dozen more: • How to determine which “self-publishing” company is best. • How to build and add to your platform. • How to build marketability into your book—make it more salable. […]

The Book That Can Contribute to Your Publishing Success

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Yesterday, I talked about Publish Your Book and promised that today I would give you a list of things you will learn about the publishing industry and how to more successfully navigate it by reading this book. Here goes. You’ll learn more about: • Your publishing options. • How to choose the right option for […]

Strictly for Authors

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Publish Your Book is the perfect book for new and struggling authors. This is the book I and others recommend to help you, as an author, gain a better understanding of the publishing industry, your options and your responsibility as a published author. Are you having trouble deciding which publishing option to choose? Are you […]

Successful Book Promotion

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Today, I’m going to attempt something I’ve never tried with this blog before. I’m going to try to insert an image. I have been including images in my Catscapades blog for a couple of years, but did not know I had that option in this blog. If it appears, you’ll be looking at the cover […]

How Early is Too Early for Book Promotion

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

My books and information are getting noticed. Some of you may have seen my article on getting testimonials for your book in the Book Promotion Newsletter today. It’s a newsletter I recommend for authors who have books to promote. How many of you also received an ad from Amazon this morning with a list of […]

Blog Post Ideas Galore

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Someone posed the question to me again the other day, “How do you come up with so many blog topics?” I blog almost daily. This is blog number 1,849 for this publishing blog. I guess I am what you call prolific. But remember, I cut my teeth in this business as an article-writer. That’s how […]

How to Tame the Book Marketing Tiger

Monday, June 24th, 2013

What happens when you get tired of promoting your current book and decide to spend all of your time writing your next one? Virtually nothing. Sales for your current book begin to dwindle. Soon it is dead in the water. But you’re having fun writing again, aren’t you? When you finish book two, then what? […]

More Ways to Cross Promote Your Books

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Yesterday, we talked about cross promoting. Here are a few more ways that authors can promote two or more books of different genres/topics Plan ahead. If you’re still in the process of writing your first novel, for example, consider including a story reflecting the theme of your nonfiction book. Whether the focus of your book […]

How to Cross-Promote Your Very Different Books

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

We’ve talked recently about the challenges of promoting two (or more) books of different topics/genres. I decided to devote this post to crossover activities—promotional activities during which you might include your nonfiction how-to, self-help, informational book and your novel or children’s book, for example. 1: Take all of your books to a book festival. While […]

The Realities of Book Promotion for Authors

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Promoting one book is time-consuming, energy-draining and takes tons of creativity and thought. Promoting two or more books in the same genre or within the same theme is even more demanding. But many of you are also writing and producing books in very different genres/on varying topics, requiring very different audiences and promotional tactics. For […]