Tag: self publish

Introducing Local Chapter Leader Heidi Thorne of DuPage County, Illinois

Introducing Local Chapter Leader Heidi Thorne of DuPage County, Illinois

Name: Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA Business Name: Thorne Communications LLC Website URL:   http://www.HeidiThorne.com Social Media Links: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/heidithorne Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/heidithorne Book Titles: I have written and self published 11 (and counting!) print books and ebooks, primarily to help promote my consulting business. Some of my titles include: How to Network: Networking Tips for Solopreneurs and […]

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

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. […]

Interview with member Kayla Fioravanti, author of Puffy & Blue

Interview with member Kayla Fioravanti, author of Puffy & Blue

Name: Kayla Fioravanti Book Title: Puffy & Blue: The Chronicles of Nine Lives Together Your book’s Amazon purchase link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692381279/  What is your book about? Puffy & Blue is an uplifting true story about the deep friendship between a cat and her girl. I was raised with a nomadic lifestyle as my family was transferred […]

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

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 […]

Traditional Publishing Myth: Your Book Will Be Published Exactly as It Was Written

Traditional Publishing Myth: Your Book Will Be Published Exactly as It Was Written

As you may know, I’ve written books using both “sides” of the publishing business—traditional and self-published. Though there are advantages and disadvantages to both, one of the most distressing aspects of publishing a book through the traditional route is giving up creative ownership of your book’s title, concept—even text! Before you make your final decision […]

Publishing Round Up Series: Don’t Write That Next Book Yet

Publishing Round Up Series: Don’t Write That Next Book Yet

Many authors start writing their second and third book, ink barely dry on their first one. Coming from a veteran book coach, understand this decision works against your best interests. 10 Questions to Ask Yourself 

Publishing Round Up Series – Information Product For Writers

Publishing Round Up Series – Information Product For Writers

It’s all about creating and marketing information products built from your intellectual capital. It’s possible to earn more than you might imagine from your book, your research, and your topic knowledge while you help people learn, discover, or grow.   Read more here.