In this issue . . .
-- The Great Writers Book Marketing Series
-- Are you ready for Oprah?
-- Book covers: From bad or okay to good or great
-- The Write Stuff 60-Second Video Tips
-- Want to do a blog, but don't have time? Check out NewsBlogs.
-- Free download of Publishers' Assistant software
-- Blogger LinkUp guest post service
The Great Writers Book Marketing Series
Listen to The Great Writers Book Marketing Series show with N. Kali
Mincy interviewing John Kremer: http://tobtr.com/s/548928. Some great
book marketing advice is shared here (of course, I'm biased).
Are you ready for Oprah?
The entrepreneurs, book authors, and speakers who were ready for
Oprah -- and appeared -- got extraordinary results. Check it out:
==> A business owner tripled her businesses overnight and opened a
==> A speaker and author instantly raised his speaking fee to $10,000
==> A fledgling entrepreneur got a 5-figure book deal and the Oprah
appearance put her business on the map.
==> An author revived her current book that was being pulled off the
shelves of bookstores and got a second book deal.
==> A non-profit expanded from 13 chapters to 74+.
==> A mompreneur sold a million products.
If you want to know how they did it so you can too, click here now:
Book covers: From bad or okay to good or great
See some sample book cover transformations at http://www.bookmarket.
com/Dunn-Transform.pdf. Neat transformations.
Also see these great transformations, every one of them a winner:
The Write Stuff 60-Second Video Tips
These Write Stuff 60-Second video tips were created and performed by
Jeff Rivera of http://www.gumbowriters.com. Good short tips here:
Video #0: The #1 factor in getting published: The author's platform -
Video #1: The easiest way to get published: Write nonfiction -
Video #3: Why agents don't always get back to authors right away -
Video #6: How to write and send a query letter to agents -
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Their service is expensive (on one hand), but inexpensive compared to
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Here are a few of the blogs they currently handle:
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Free download of Publishers' Assistant software
Steve Carlson of Upper Access and Ron Lawrence of Publishers'
Assistant are offering the order-handling software for publishers as a
The most widely used version, Lyric, which had been priced at $1,495,
can now be downloaded free, with no strings attached. “We ask for
registration via our shopping cart, so that we can inform you about
bugs and upgrades,” Lawrence said. “But we guarantee that we will
not share your contact information with other companies, and we
never use it for spam.” The site for downloading, along with further
information, is http://www.pubassist.com.
Publishers’ Assistant is part of a triumvirate of offerings, along with
web services and the Couplet program, which manages contact and
title information, including preparation of ONIX data, the book-industry
standard. Couplet can work either with Publishers’ Assistant or
independently, and will continue to retail at its current price of $99.
Blogger LinkUp guest post service
Blogger Linkup by Cathy Stucker, the Idea Lady is a new free service to
help bloggers link up with interview possibilities, review copies of books,
and guest bloggers. Check out the following links:
http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/guest-post-offer — Use this link to offer
to do a guest post for other bloggers.
http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/guest-post-ask — Use this link to
request guest blog posts from others (for your blog).
http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/review — Use this link to offer books
and other products for review.
http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/sources — Use this link to request
sources (potential guests) for interviews.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being
perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. — Anna Quindlen,
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