Archives for January 2016

1 Idea to Sell Thousands of Books

Most schools in your targeted areas have sports, choir, band, dance, and other activities. A $25 investment to advertise in their next handout or newsletter could get your books promoted to thousands of parents and students. Most of the time you see advertisements for local businesses, but never do you see any authors. Different = Unique, resulting in Wealth. 12 Month Author Marketing Plan provides a step-by-step solution for a marketing … [Read more...]

Doubters vs. Authors

“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” ~ Russell Baker. If you’ve been writing for more than two years, then you may have heard others tell you to get a real job, or that becoming a famous author isn’t possible unless you have great connections. Keep in mind that those who never wrote anything in their … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 the market. This means that millions of self-published authors, along with midlist authors and small publishing houses are battling for that 2%. The key to a self-published author being successful in marketing is doing … [Read more...]