All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Karrie Ross’

How to add a website Bookmark icon to your iphone

 How to make a desktop icon bookmark for your website url for use on your iphone so when someone asks about your book you can take them directly to your author website page of choice. 1. login to your phone 2. find the Safari icon and open the program 3. type in your website url 4. at the bottom of the screen you'll see a rectangular icon page with arrow pointing out of the top... 5. tap the icon and when it opens successfully there will be a few options choose the one that works for...

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...

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...

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...

Tip: Raining in California…interesting writing subjects

It never rains in California. Over the past 5-10 years that has become more true than we Californians want to believe. We are in a drought. I'm noticing more and more articles/posts/comments being created that center around how to life with and survive in this condition. In our digital world there doesn't seem to ever be enough information. So this is the writers cue to start writing their take on the subject in the news. Doesn't have to be the drought, but look at what people are talking...

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...

Writer’s Block be gone! Finishing Your Book. I’m not just a Book Designer…

I don't believe in writer's block. (I can hear the gasps of disbelief already.) I make this statement based on my experience writing an award winning parenting book. So my experience is for non-fiction more than fiction. But I would think that much of what I outline could cover both.  I believe that if we follow one simple fist step that writer's block melts away and the words start flowing. But what is that "first step"? Well, a big part of my job as a book consultant and coach is to help...
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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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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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Book Design: Opinions. What’s yours?

Everyone has a opinion about your book design, especially the cover, really, just ask them. Opinions about how things "should" be...but, consider that for every person their opinion reflects an experience that reflects the where their viewpoint is based on. Their life experiences and motivations. We don't all have the same experiences but we all have similar neuro pathways that will fire up, say, when we see a specific color or listen to music. We respond. That is what a successful book...
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