Radio Interviews Don’t Sell Books – And 4 Other Myths of Book Publicity

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There are many misconceptions about book publicity; some a result of misunderstanding of the dynamics of media exposure, and some from outdated advice which no longer applies to today's market. Below are just a few myths, some of which I've gone into more detail in other postings or articles, but I wanted to compile them for easy review. 1) Myth: Radio interviews don't … [Read more...]

Marybeth A. Traut – Diabetes In The Family

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. "Diabetes In The Family" - it is actually the journey our family has taken since diabetes entered not one of our family member's lives, but 4 out of 5 of our family's lives. It was started as a journal to get me thru the hardest part of my life and thru all the losses and ended up becoming a book - a speaking career … [Read more...]

Nathan Segal – Secrets of Profitable Freelance Writing

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is Secrets of Profitable Freelance Writing. It is designed for the person who would like to start a career, either part-time or full-time as a freelance writer. In the book, I reveal what I did to build a career, including all the resources I used, and techniques for working with editors, magazines … [Read more...]

What Makes a Book a Bestseller?

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All authors want their books to be bestsellers, but what actually defines a bestseller? How many copies need to be sold? Can an author be considered successful without reaching bestseller status? Every author dreams of writing a bestselling book, but few new authors really understand what it takes to be a bestseller and just what defines a bestseller. What it takes is … [Read more...]

Gene Myers – Author Interview

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Songs from Lattys Grove, PublishAmerica (August 2010) – a fictional account of a man who receives “night messages” about some of the people in Lattys Grove, OH. Some are humorous, others are criminal… Tell us something about yourself. I’m originally from Ohio, but spent most of my life in SoCal. I now live in … [Read more...]

How to Follow Up

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Follow-up is important when dealing with media, bookstores, and others who can help you to sell more books. Here are some tips on how to effectively follow-up on sales pitches, press releases, speaking proposals and other book marketing activities. Schedule a regular time each day to follow up, say each morning when you start working. Make following up a part of your daily … [Read more...]

Sandy Sandfort – The Resurrections of Robert A. Heinlein: Genesis

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. I've recently published three. One of them, The Resurrections of Robert A. Heinlein: Genesis, was actually written several years ago. It's a “what if” science fiction story about the cloning of science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein. It's the prologue to a series of follow-up stories about what happens to the various … [Read more...]

Build Your Platform by Guest Blogging

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You've already heard a great deal about building your platform and especially about the benefits of blogging and writing articles to demonstrate your expertise to your audience. Still, you’re always looking for more ways to drive traffic back to your online presence, and ultimately to the bookstore to buy your book.  Another excellent way to achieve this is by serving as a … [Read more...]

Leslie Jacobs – Survival in the Unemployment Line

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My book is called Survival in the Unemployment Line and I wrote it to help people who have been unemployed and help them deal with all of the mess that comes with it...but I did it in a humerous way. It contains all of the ways to survive with the money you are getting from unemployment and what to do and what not to do … [Read more...]

Michael Cogdill – She-Rain

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. She-Rain is the title. Here's a synopsis: A child living as prey to an opium-addicted father, drowning in a gene-pool of lowest expectations, feels shackled for life to the tobacco farms and cotton mill poverty of 1920's western North Carolina. Some of the only beauty he knows rises in the eyes of a girl, surviving … [Read more...]