Category: Marketing Tips

Tip #11

From the moment you first set out to write a story for publication, you become a public figure, a celebrity. People applaud you, fawn over you, tell you how wonderfully clever you are. Most people can see themselves writing a book someday. They relate to you. They want to be you. But that will end quickly if you are unlikable. It will hurt your … Read More Tip #11

Tip #10

Publishing is a business. They want to make money. No-brainer, right? Yet, I hear lots of people say they can’t get a publisher. Or they write better than so-and-so, but can’t get a representative. My first advice is to look at your manuscript. Is it grammatically correct? Does it have lots of spelling mistakes? Do all your characters sound the same? Is it descriptive? … Read More Tip #10

Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Table

We, as writers, dream of the day we’ll be sitting in a giant bookstore, dishing out pithy sayings and scribbling our names on countless hundreds of books that go flying through the cashier’s stand.   The truth is often far different. In many cases, we’re luck to get even five people. Very lucky. And book signings or readings in libraries? Unless it’s a huge … Read More Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Table

On Covers

In my mind, covers are just as important as the beginning of your book. Just as important as craft, story, and dialogue. Just as important as anything you do with your book. Covers are what draw people to your books. They aren’t even going to read the title if the picture doesn’t draw. Guaranteed they won’t pick it up to read the back, much … Read More On Covers

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