Category Archive for: ‘Book Design, Book Promotion, Book Interior Design, Self Publishing’

Writing for Books: Back Cover and Advertisements

Learning to write engaging copy in a way that examples your quality and caring is as important as a good-hair-day. What you write about is to example how to perceive you and your content. Being sure you hit all their needs, write your copy to address answers to the most expected questions, and instill interest in your readers towards your teaching using the basics of the follow questions: 1. What's in it for me? First – readers want to know what they are learning when they read your...

Printed books are alive and doing well — Good Reader

Sounds a little scary. HOWEVER, printed books have gained!! The article presents some interesting stats... As a book designer that news makes me happy. The article states "... paperback sales have increased by 8.9% giving further credence that people are switching back to print in greater numbers than originally thought...." And that the brick and mortar might still be there for all to enjoy... might take awhile.... and they are doing better than online sales, and this on the heels of...

Association of American Publishers

The first sub-head is "Adult Books Experience Growth" ....  And then it goes into Trade info and stats for Educational Materials; Professional and Scholarly Publications. Might just seem like a bunch of numbers, but in the end, they are statistics and have meaning. About AAP The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the voice of the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.  AAP represents the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues...

Amazon had an Anniversary July 15th its been 20 years!!

I know... 20 years! Strange to think that in just that short amount of time all the changes that have happened. Good and Not so good on many levels. I know it changed the way I purchase, and do business. They hit many markets: bookselling, one-click-purchasing, amazon prime, kindle/ebook creation and sales, publishing with create space, drones and robots still in the works, trunk delivery, dash, and prime day this month. The article gives a short description of each as a reminder in...

The Power of Telling, not showing for book promotion

Tell the story. Each book has a special audience,  talk to them. Tell the details. Remember,  you wrote the book... go back and read it as thought for the first time and see what you find. Example in words the connection. Everyone has an emotion that gets touched that makes them pay attention. Don't loose sight of what your passion is. Share. Tell the tension in a way that the reader wants to know more. Promotion... create a series of ways to be heard. create a...

Publishing a book challenges your brian… Huffington Post

Elaine Ambrose —Author, syndicated blogger, featured humor speaker, publisher, and retreat organizer knows that laughter - with wine - is the best medicine. This was a delight to read this morning... so many articles are not written with a lightness and combines publishing a book, losing weight, and finding love all in one place...! Seems like this author has it down... And here is my shameless self promotion.... I really appreciated when she stated "hire a professional graphic...

Writing Copy for your Book Sales and Promotion

Some things to consider when writing copy for your book sales and promotion. Over the years there has been lots of discussion  on whether a short sales piece with lots of white space and less copy is better or whether long and detailed one that is crowed and lots of copy is the way to go.  I'm thinking to ask...  "What type of buyer are you targeting?" There are basically 2 kinds of buyers. 1. The Impulsive Buyer This is the kind of person with very short attention and time... with...

Tip: Blogging Happy…not just about the New Year!

Happy New Year! We hear that every year at this time... only 5 more days to go. Do you know what you'll be doing? Will you start that blog to promote your book, it's subject, your focus, your sharing with the world the who you are? Do you have a website... that has a blog? If not, why? This is one of the best tools for beginning your journey in promotion. Next is social media. No, it's not easy or quick or even fun at times. BUT remember you are on a mission to find a place for your voice, a...

IBPA … a good place to start

I took a trip over tot he IBPA website to search out their mailings to libraries since so many of the authors I've been working with are interested in library distribution. I found a couple pages you might not know are there. The IBPA has a page and special marketing offers I've...

A benefit of reading… fiction mostly

A short note about an article I found about reading fiction. And, maybe a tip for you non-fiction writers out there to add more stories to your manuscripts to assist in the overall acceptance and stickiness of your content. http://mic.com/articles/104702/science-shows-something-surprising-about-people-who-love-reading-fiction Remember do something everyday toward the creation and promotion of your book, product, or company. And contact me to help you get the best for the time...
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Writing Articles For Your Book, Service or Business

I'd like to say it's tough out there, but then, it's always been a challenge to promote a business... that's what advertising and networking are for...and today the action of attracting targeted traffic to your website cannot be overemphasized. Fortunately, there are many different website promotion strategies you can use to drive traffic to your website. With all the new concepts, seo, spiders, and algorithms in use, directing internet traffic to your website can be your number one means of...
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What Are You Doing to Help Make Your Book Website Interesting

Make Your book website interesting.  Consider basing your build design on these two principles: 1.)  that a person is interested in themselves 2.) that they are interested in other people." Ask yourself "What will make your home/or/book page interesting?" Good design plays an important part in your site's being received. AND even more if you make the benefits  clear... the 'what the viewer gains" like on my home page I spotlight being professional, building confidence, engaging readers. ...

Book Promotion: Where to Promote your Book: Websites, Blogs, Forums

Yes, promotion takes time. Yes, it can be like running a business. And the satisfaction you get from promoting your book is something that will live inside you for a very long time. So don't get lost in the "Where do I go to promote my book?" thinking... here is a list of websites you might want to check out to see if they are a good fit for your book promotion plans. AND, taking advantage of pinterest and google+ and instagram, getting your book cover and information in the public eye...
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Web-Presence 101: your mailing list

"It" is suggested that if you have a book, product, service or business, you need a website, and if you have a website you need a blog and if you have a blog, you need a mailing list. So to have a mailing list ... now what? So, do you feel lost in a distant land yet? I know I did years ago when I first started learning bout how to create a web-presence and to make it dynamic, one that interacts on the smallest level with my audience. Let me give you some beginning info about mailing...
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10 Publishing Tips that Assist – it’s the little things…

Here you are, thinking...what, how am I going to finish, design, publish and promote my book? Some of you who are more familiar with my posts know I end with the statement of "Remember, do something every day toward....." There is such power in this statement, please remember it. Here are 10 things/actions/thoughts for you to consider: One of the things I found most daunting about writing a book was all the rewrites....UNTIL I realized how great the book turned out because of...
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