Monthly Archives: January 2015

How to Launch Your New Book: Everything I Know

Hopeless at promoting your books? Me too. But, if we all buck our ideas up and PAY ATTENTION to Luther’s extremely helpful advice and launch timelines, we could all benefit hugely.

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NewRules1(I’m going to be presenting these as Unquestionable Rules that Must be Followed.  Argue with me anyway.  Sometimes I’m very strident and wrong at the same time, especially if I think a general tone of Absolute Authority is funnier.  I am scheduling this to pop while I’m on the road, so feel free to yell at me in comments.)

So!

You have written a book.  Congratulations!  I am proud of you.  You have done something that you have probably wanted to do for a very long time and that many, many people have tried to do and failed.

Here is what to do next, so that when you publish your book, you have the greatest chance of your book making an impact.  Note my phrasing; it’s intentional: when YOU publish your book.  You’re not submitting your book to an agent or to a publishing company and waiting a year to get…

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economyedits accepting bookings from july 11

Looking for an editor who works for rates you can afford?

Why not give David Burton a try? I’ve booked him for my next ms edit in April. He’s a very nice man to work with.

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More info can be found here:

https://economyedits.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/booking-for-july-beyond/

He sounds like a quality editor working at indie-friendly rates. 🙂

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My #Book #Marketing Secret by #Indie #Author Nicholas Rossis

Remember that friend you decided not to keep in touch with any more? The one who was selfish, thoughtless and up their own arse? Remember that person when you write your next blog post and do your best not to copy their example. With thanks to Nicholas Rossis and Chris, thestoryreading ape for the advice.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books I made this on Quozio.com

My marketing strategy is really simple. In fact, it can be summed up as follows:

  • Be real,
  • be fun,
  • be helpful.

If you do that, people will buy your books simply because they will like you and will want to support you. In other words, “if people like what you’re saying, they’ll like what you’re selling.”

I have read many marketing guides, but have come to realize that it all boils down to how people perceive you. In marketing speech, your brand.

Having a consistent author brand is liberating. It allows you to publish pretty much anything you like, irrespective of genre. People will read your books because you have written them – and they trust you to offer them a good time.

That’s great. How about some real tips now?

The other day, a visitor to my blog asked me for…

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