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Inspiration

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Inspiration for Marketing Books!

Did you know that 40% of self-published authors have been writing books for 10 years or more? Did you know that traditional publishing has been around for 90 years? The top 6 traditional publishing houses control 98% of … [Read More...]

Marketing

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71 Ideas to Sell Books: 61-71

Listed below are 10 ideas to market, promote, and sell books. You should choose several of these and combine them into your marketing campaign. Remember to stay on a budget of about $50-$75 a month, which is reasonable … [Read More...]

Untraditional Publishing

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11 Tips for Author Events

I just attended a book fair in Venice, Florida that had 56 authors selling their books. Here are some things I noticed: ~ About 20% of the authors were sitting. The problem with that is it makes the author look like they aren’t passionate about sharing their story. Of those 20%, only half stood up when I spoke to them. This is a big mistake if you want to sell books. TIP: It can be exhausting, but you must stand and greet each potential reader. You only have a few seconds to make an … [Read More...]

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Do This…Not This

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” ~ Austin Phelps. Authors have to make decisions every day that can swing the odds in their favor, or send them years away from success. It’s important for authors to make the correct choices and limit common mistakes. Do This…Not This: ~ Read a variety of books instead of watching a variety of television. ~ Write in quick bursting sessions rather than trying to find time to write for several hours. ~ Use publishing as a way to package and … [Read More...]

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Write for These People…

“If you want to write for yourself, get a diary. If you want to write for your friends, get a blog. If you want to write for others…become an author.” ~ James Patterson Many authors admit that they, “Write from their heart.” However, it’s best to write from, “Your reader’s heart.” This will increase your chances of success by a thousand percent. If book sales are low, then take a look at your social media posts, blogs, and even your books. Use this self-examination: ~ Look at your last … [Read More...]