Book Promotion For The Self Published Author
BookBaby president Brian Felsen recently gave a talk at the London Book Fair on how self-published authors can promote themselves amidst the noise of an overcrowded marketplace. Not only are writers expected to shoulder most of the promotion burden now, but you’re competing with an ever-increasing list of alternative books, movies, songs, games, apps, and YouTube clips. Your audience’s attention is scarce. Here is some of Brian’s advice on how to best position yourself to capture that attention: For more info visit:
How to Market Your Self-Published Novel
You've already accomplished an amazing feat by writing a book in the first place. You've chosen to skip the exhausting process of finding a literary agent and pitching to publishers by self-publishing your book. Now, in order to make a great living from that book, you're going to need it to sell, and pros know that sound marketing strategies equal high sales numbers. Therefore, it's up to you to market that self-published book like there's no tomorrow!
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Best Selling Tips For Self Published Authors
Did you know, best selling author, John Grishamʼs book “A Time to Kill” was rejected by fifteen publishers and thirty agents before he ultimately decided to publish it himself? Being a self published author represents a mountain of challenges when it comes to breaking into the industry. For more info visit:
Literary Agents Who Represent Christian Authors
Rather than recommend a specific agent, I hoped to be able to point authors to a list of agents on the Internet. However, I couldn’t find a list that represent Christian authors. Bummer. So, with the help of Vicki, my assistant, I compiled one. For more info on how to find an agent please visit:
Agent Irene Goodman Explains: If You Want to Be a Writer, Be a Writer
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The first thing you need to do is write. That sounds easy, but it's not. Writing is hard. It's isolating. Here are some time-honored tips that will always stand you in good stead: For more info visit:
From Self-Published Success to Agented Author
For a new writer, finding an agent sometimes feels
like you’ve been sent on a snipe hunt. Other writers insist they are
out there, tout the glories of bagging one, and share their wild
adventure stories about when they got theirs. But are agents really out
there? If so, how do you get one? For more info visit:
Literary Agents Try New Role as Self-Publishing Consultants
With big publishing buying only the crème de la crème of books, and more authors turning to self-publishing, many literary agents are getting squeezed right out of the middle.
But some savvy agents are acting as literary consultants to help their authors self-publish, a role that offers up new opportunities and challenges for everybody in the industry.
I talked with three agents about their experiments to serve authors by widening their middle ground.
What Is a Query Letter and How To Write It
Query letters? Do literary agents really read them?
Agents take queries very seriously, and yes, they really do read them. It’s not some universal rumor that agents have perpetuated because they all have a secret fetish for being bombarded with mail. Sure, agents make it sound like digging through the slush pile is the last priority of their day. Some agents even relegate the ambivalent task of reading unsolicited queries to an assistant or intern. But the fact of the matter is that most agents do read queries. Even more importantly, agents actually respond to ones that spark their interest. For more info please visit: