Archive for June, 2014

How to Promote a Message Book

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Many people today are writing books with a message. That is, they write to share a perspective, information, an opinion, or knowledge with the reading public (or a selected portion of readers). The message might be in the form of a story, a memoir, a how-to or self-help book, or even an informational or inspirational […]

10 Ways to Share Your Passion

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Do you have a message you’d like to share? Are you adamant about an issue and you want to spread the word, but you don’t know how to get started? I know a whole lot of people who are passionate about animals, for example, and who are either working in some way on behalf of […]

7 Tips for Writing a More Publishable Book

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

1: Study the publishing industry so you understand your options, the possible ramifications of your choices and your responsibilities as a published author. 2: Define your purpose for writing this book. Make sure it is valid, not frivolous. 3: Determine your target audience. Who is most likely to read this book and how many people […]

Publish Your Book More Successfully in 7 Simple Steps

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

  Do you write for pleasure? Have you ever thought—even for a fleeting moment—about publishing your work? How do you know when it is time to shift from writer to published author? You may dream of having your writing published. However, you’re not sure how to make the transition from closet pleasure writer to published […]

Amazon Book Reviews

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Today, we’re continuing our discussion about getting book reviews for your book. Yesterday, I explained how important it is to make your book the best that it can be in order to attract more of the right kind of reviewers. We talked about finding the hooks in your fiction or nonfiction book that could attract […]

7 Secrets to Getting Your Book Reviewed

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

  If you’re an author, you’ve heard the term Book Review. Some of you consider a book review to be an honor bestowed ony on the most famous and the very lucky authors. Some of you are aware of the pre-publication book reviews, but have been duly warned that these reviewers will NOT review books […]

Ramblings

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

I finished a book I was working on for a publisher this week. It took me a little over two months to write a 17-chapter, 200 manuscript-page book on how to write a book proposal. I’ll reveal more about it once the book is published, but it is a bit of a different twist on […]

Don’t Keep Your Book a Secret

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Have you ever noticed that some authors approach book publishing as if expecting the industry to conform to their needs rather than the other way around? They walk into publishing with their own ideas and demands. And this is okay when considering all of the options available to authors these days. Authors can pretty much […]

How Long Does it Take to Write a Book?

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

I get that question sometimes and am always at a loss for a succinct answer. I’ve written a lot of books of all types in all sizes and they all take different lengths of time to complete. It also depends on what else is going on in my life during the time I’m working on […]

Why Most Authors Fail

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

When did you first realize that you would have to be the marketing agent for your book? At what point in your book project did you become aware of your responsibility in promoting it? For some authors, it’s not until after publication. You finally hold your much awaited book in your hands and quickly prepare […]