Tag: publisher

4 Keys to Getting the Best Editor, Publisher, and Deal for Your Book: A Checklist for Promotion-Driven Nonfiction by Michael Larsen

1. An idea that * Has been proven by successful books like it * Will benefit from a long-term trend * Is promotable to the trade, the media, and book buyers * Has subsidiary-rights potential * Has adoption potential for schools * Has bulk-sales potential * Will generate reviews * Is the first book in […]

Teleseminar: Brooke Warner on Publishing Industry Secrets to Self-Publishing Success

Event Date: June 8, 2016 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Brooke Warner discusses Publishing Industry Secrets to Self-Publishing Success About Brooke Warner Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of What’s Your Book?, Green-light Your Book (forthcoming), How to Sell Your Memoir, and the co-author of Breaking […]

Should You Rely on Intuition When Making Marketing Decisions? By Brian Jud

As publishers, we make decisions every day that impact the future of our business. And as small-businesspeople we tend to rely on our experience and gut feelings rather than upon external objective data. But by relying too much on intuition we reinforce the assumed precision of our decision, and possibly inhibit innovative thinking. Trusting your […]

Publishers Do Not Promote Your Book – Guest Post by Dan Poynter

I have often said: “Whether you sell out to a large (NY) publisher or publish yourself, the author must do the promotion. Publishers do not promote books. They have the books manufactured and they distribute them to bookstores (only).” That is why publisher want to publish celebrities—those that have an eager following—and some (nearly) guaranteed sales. […]

Author Platform Defined – And Why You Need One Even if You Self-Publish

Perhaps you’ve heard the term author platform bandied about at writer’s conferences, or in writing or publishing guides you’ve read, but you’re scratching your head as to a) what it is, and b) why it’s apparently so important to have in order to sell books. An author platform simply means that you have an audience—a […]

Introducing Local Chapter Leader Laura Roberts from San Diego, California

Name: Laura Roberts Business Name: Laura Roberts Creative Services Website URL: http://laurarobertscreativeservices.com Social Media Links: Twitter – http://twitter.com/originaloflaura Facebook – http://facebook.com/LauraRobertsWriter Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/originaloflaura Instagram – http://instagram.com/originaloflaura Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4109040.Laura_Roberts LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/originaloflaura Book Titles: NONFICTION: Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours, The Vixen Files: Naughty […]

Teleseminar: Randy Peyser on How to Get a Book Deal with a Publisher

Event Date: July 8, 2015 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Learn what it takes to get a literary agent or publisher in today’s changing market! There’s the book you want to write and the book a publisher – and readers – will buy: Are they the same book? Literary agents receive 1500+ manuscripts […]