Book Publishing

Book Publishing Q&A: Requirements to Get a Book Published

The requirements for getting a book published are simple: A great book, an author platform, and a book proposal (if you want to submit your book to a major publisher).

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Patricia Cornwall: On Life

Patricia Cornwell, author of the Kay Scarpetta crime novels, offers some great book marketing advice here: 1. Keep your eye on the ball. That means you need to stay focused not only when you are writing your book but also when you are marketing it. 2. Live life as if you mean it. If you […]

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4 Ways to Make Up to $40,000 Before Your Book Is Published

How do you make up to $150,000 from your book before it’s even published? Here are four ways that you can make anywhere from $5,000 to $150,000 before your book is published: 1. Coaching and consulting 2. Bulk sales to corporations, associations, or catalogs 3. Presales to your tribe or subscribers 4. Advertising in or […]

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Buy Books for Girls in Bookstores

You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in bookstores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in an indie bookstore and someone walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and then offers to buy me the book. There’s a lot better chance of that working […]

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Book Rights Question: How Do I Sell Mass-Market Paperback Rights to a Thriller?

Book Marketing Question: How do I sell mass-market paperback rights to my new thriller, The List? — Martha Carr, author of The List John’s Book Marketing Answer . . .

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Jim Misko: How to Do a Statewide Book Tour for Your Novel

In this article my friend Jim Misko describes how he organized and carried out a statewide book tour for his new novel. Here’s how he titled this article: From Omaha to Ogallala: The Nebraska book tour of James A. Misko for his new novel As All My Fathers Were. Note: Jim sold 720 copies of […]

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Seth Godin on The Bestseller Effect

There are two markets for books (and music). The first market consists of grazers, collectors, or omnivores. They make the market happen. They read a lot of books. They visit the library often. They have 2,000 LPs in their collection. They listen and read around the edges. The second market consumes in response to the […]

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An Example of a Great Book Dedication

It’s a well-written strong dedication (even if I do say so myself, having written it). This is the kind of dedication you want to write for your book, one that stirs your readers to post your dedication on their refrigerator doors! That’s a dedication that does its work effectively. Dedication to 1001 Ways to Market […]

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