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December 28, 2017

How to keep your marketing plan simple. Developing a marketing plan can be overwhelming.

Keep it simple to ensure that you will have a plan. It's as simple as the following:

1.    What strategies do you want to implement?

2.    How much time are you willing to...

December 28, 2017

It's essential to market, promote and sell your book(s). Below are some suggestions to help you write your marketing plan.

1. Write the marketing plan in a notebook or computer.
2. Set a budget.
3. Decide on the strategies to implement.
4. Date to start your marketing p...

December 23, 2017

How do you become a successful author. It took me awhile to understand what it takes to sell your books.

When my first book was published I wish someone had told me what it meant to promote, market and sell your book. No matter how your book is published--traditional or...

December 20, 2017

When I was growing up I was told to find another career because authors did not make money.  Besides not making money, writers need to know the following:

1.  Have a comfortable chair.

2.  Take time to exercise. Every hour, take a break, walk or stretch.

3.  Do not be dis...

December 16, 2017

1. Accept all critique and say thank you. Recognize that this is your book and not all comments are useful. Accept, or reject what you think might help your book.

2. Don’t let negative feedback keep you from reaching your goal of writing your book.

3. Accept all feedback...

December 13, 2017

I get asked all the time, how do I get started if I want to write. I have no magic words but I do have some suggestions.

1.Why do you want to write--passion or hobby or you have a story you want to tell? 

2. What's the story you want to tell and why?

3. Whose your audienc...

November 28, 2017

After sponsoring my own book signing and participating in three bookstore book signings, I learned some valuable lessons. Based on my experiences, I want to share what I learned. 

I think most authors having a book signing will admit that they can be time consuming and...

November 24, 2017

All the local authors I knew were excited because Barnes and Noble was putting a store in The Villages, Florida. I couldn't speak for anyone else but what an opportunity to have a book signing at Barnes and Noble. It was like a validation.

I met with the Barnes and Nobl...

November 23, 2017

Although my mail order book sells were going well and the stack of books in the garage was going down, I still had a lot of books to sell. This forced me to contact one of the used bookstores regarding me having a book signing.

With trepidation, I took a deep breath and...

November 21, 2017

After my first bookstore book signing, I was feeling pretty good. Maybe a little too confident.

I had an appointment to see the second "used" bookstore owner and for some reason my gut told me not to agree to the book signing, but I did. 

The owner and I agreed upon a da...

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