New Plan for Authors

The word new can be scary to most people when it comes to doing things a different way. If I told you that there’s new way to market your books that no one else in the world is doing right now, then you may believe the idea is raw, untested, unproven. However, if I told you that the new marketing plan has been used since the 90’s for producers, directors, and screenwriters, while musicians and concert promoters are beginning to use this as … [Read more...]

Submission Process: Evolved Publishing

Have ever wondered why certain manuscripts are rejected and why some are accepted? How important is your query letter? (The answer may surprise you.) Let’s once again meet the management team at Evolved Publishing: Lane Diamond – Co-Founder, Managing Publisher/Editor, Author D.T. Conklin – Co-Founder, IT Manager, Editor, Author Emlyn Chand – Marketing Director, Author Eric Pinder – Executive Editor, Author Evolved Publishing … [Read more...]

The Author Pitch: 5 Tips

Authors pitch their books to just about anyone who will listen, which includes readers, literary agents, editors, publishers, reviewers, ancillary partners, and maybe an investor. Showing your talent is certainly the best way to win over others, but first you have to get them to listen to you and look at your books. Your Author Pitch can be the difference between an average career, or a profitable career. Here are some tips: Twenty or … [Read more...]

Why Are Authors Rejected?

I absolutely hate the title of this blog, because it focuses on shortcomings, rather than focusing on an author’s gift and talents. Nothing about this blog title is uplifting at all. In fact, I should have changed it to, “Why Are Authors Accepted?” In the world of publishing, the focus is all wrong and I am part of the problem. Of all the blogs that I have written over the years, I would say that 80% are about fixing common and even complex … [Read more...]

Pricing Your eBook

You have two books in your hands. In your right hand is a book from James Patterson that costs $9.99. In your left hand is a book from Jon Truss that costs $0.99. You know James Patterson, but you do not know Jon Truss. However, both books sound pretty interesting. Which do you choose? This is what’s happening with eBooks. The result is that most readers these days are taking a chance on the $0.99 book, which is a huge advantage for up and … [Read more...]