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How do I treat the cover for a second edition?

Second Edition book changes or entirely new content? Some things to consider: is it really a second edition or are you just correcting errors? Adding new info and what percentage? second editions usually apply to timely content... like text books, directories etc. content with info that needs to be updated for specific uses yearly  will you need a new ISBN or can you use the same one will the book need some kind of identifier on cover that states it is new info, use year, or...

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...

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...

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...

Tip: Seasons Greetings! and Now is the time to Start/Finsih That Book!

Yep, it's the Holidays and soon to be new year... what are your plans? How will you spend your time? Will you choose to write a book... could just be a little tip book... or that novel you have in your head in your day dreaming hours. START NOW! Write out that idea, find a folder and start putting your thoughts in it. What do you want to share? Your notes will grow into that something more and eventually you'll see the outline and main purpose. or Finish what you've started, finalize...

Tip: Purpose and intent-writing for why?

I'm not just a book designer, I also write and put books together. The book I wrote was about parenting, it received several awards, that made me happy. I wrote it for another project I was working on at the time, I needed to "become a bigger person" so I took a subject that I knew about and wrote. It took me 9 months... HA! just like a baby... and then I started promoting it. The purpose was to move me along to the "bigger self" and intent was to pass along what I had learned on my want to...

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...
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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. ...
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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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Creativity is Art which includes writing…

Creativity is art. Resistance if futile? And if you watch Star Trek you will know that is what the Borg say. AND this was first written out. Yes, a writer wrote it for an actor to read and it was creative and became art in the making. Something risky. Something that hit us to the bone of being human. Write I say, Write. and keep writing until the book is done. Change the world and invite us to join you. We're all in this together. Sometime today, go out side and look at the sun or the...
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Promotion: Upholding the Promise of your Book

I've seen it happen over and over. Not only in the book world but in business in general. You know those networking meetings or conferences you go to where everyone mingles and talks about what they do or how they came to be at the event. Well, ever notice when the attention goes away when talking to someone who all-of-a-sudden realizes you are not "part of their planned audience?" Some thoughts to keep in mind if you are going to invest your time and money into a book/product/service: 1. The...
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There is No “Easy Button” for a Great Book Cover Design

Entrepreneurs are forward-thinking, visionary people who are always looking ahead at the “big picture” and thinking “outside the box”.  This can be our biggest strength as well as one of our most problematic weaknesses.  Because we are always looking for the most time efficient way to solve sometimes very complex business problems, we can easily overlook those critical times during our business day when our rush to find a quick and easy solution can negatively affect our marketing...

We all know it's not JUST about writing the book… right?

1. Make / write your statement, book, tips, whatever... 2. Get it out there, blog, post, tweet, video, radio, articles, conferences, seminars, events 3. Do what you have to do so that as many people see your work as possible 4. Prove that you're a going concern, timely, motivated, aware of the world, benefits 5. That you're in this for the duration, this is who you are, your focus, goals, gift 6. You're committed, this is what you think about all the time... your love affair 7. You're not...

About Writing… 10 points from PD James

I am always fascinated by the fiction writers ability to keep the story in their heads... I enjoyed the tips from PD James... and hope you do to. I especially liked #6 as it also could pertain to an artists life. "6. Enjoy your own company: It is undoubtedly a lonely career, but I suspect that people who find it terribly lonely are not writers. I think if you are a writer you realise how valuable the time is when you are absolutely alone with your characters in complete peace. I think it is...

How to write the subtitle for your book…

When determining your subtitle…think benefits that the reader will get, think what you promise them. Think bullet points (but don’t use them in the subtitle), think logically and think what “they” want to solve or know about. Re-read your intro, foreword and first chapter, pull out the phrases you already use and rework them into your subtitle. Write it out in several different sequencing of words and keep it to around or under 10 words for best comprehension. Fill pages with your...

How to Create a Web Presence – Quick and Cheap! For Online and Offline Businesses

Are you an author, life coach, therapist, or small company looking to have a website and offer your services and products? If your answer is yes... my information will be of value to you! Offline business has its network meetings, trade shows, advertising, direct mail programs, catalogs, telemarketing, workshops and more... Online business has its social networking
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