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Twelve of the world's greatest living authors reveal their tips for writing a book that sells over a million copies in How to Sell One Million Books by Stephanie Hale. A must-have guide - filled with publishing and book marketing information - for aspiring writers, authors, literary agents, publishers and readers. Insights include: How to plot an international bestseller. How to cope with repeated rejection. How to make the switch from 'unknown' to celebrity. The pros and cons of Kindle books. How to give memorable TV and radio interviews. How to attract millions of readers online. How to cope with negative Amazon reviews. How to promote your book on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. And many more publishing and book marketing tips! Contributors to How to Sell One Million Books: Tips from Famous Authors Who Were Once Unknown by Stephanie Hale include: Jeffrey Archer (Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less) Anne Rice (Interview with The Vampire) Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) Barbara Taylor Bradford (A Woman of Substance) Terry Pratchett (Discworld series) John Gray (Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus) Alexander McCall Smith (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency) James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy) Joanne Harris (Chocolat) Bernard Cornwell (Sharpe series) Sharon Lechter (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) Brian Tracy (Eat That Frog). Discover how to write a book that sells over a million copies! As featured in: SAGA Magazine ... The Independent ... The Sun ... The Daily Express ... DIVA Magazine ... Social & Personal Magazine ... 7 Days Magazine ... Hot Gossip Magazine ... BBC Radio ... and others. How to Sell One Million Books is re-titled from Celebrity Authors' Secrets
Should you have an audiobook version of your book? How do you do an audiobook? And most importantly, how do you make money with an audiobook? This guide to audiobook creation and marketing will also help you decide whether to voice your own book or hire a great narrator.
The Author's Guide to AudioBook Creation includes the critical details of audiobook self-publishing on Amazon's Audible, iTunes, and beyond.
Over $2 billion dollars in audiobooks were sold in 2015. This is how you join the Audiobook Revolution!
Done properly, memoir is more than just a recitation of facts about a person's life. It's a journey, connecting writer and reader in that shared space where we all experience what it means to be human. In Writing Memoir: The Practical Guide to Writing and Publishing the Story of Your Life, Jerry Payne details, in an easy-to-follow way, how to take the particulars of one's life and weave them into a moving, compelling, page-turning story. Using examples from his own works as well as other works from the masters of the genre, Payne discusses narrative arc, theme, character development, description, dialogue, flow, and voice.
Concise, yet comprehensive, Writing Memoir also covers essential concerns like how to construct an effective outline, how to avoid common errors of grammar and punctuation, how to go about editing and rewriting, how to view one's book critically and objectively, and the ins and outs of both traditional publishing and self-publishing.
In 1968, future “gonzo journalist” Hunter S. Thompson predicted Bob Bone would write a book someday “on How to Beat the NY Big Salary-Death-in-Life Syndrome.”
This, at last, is that book.
Robert W. Bone has visited every continent and covered at least 75 countries. For four decades, thousands of travelers to Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand carried the latest editions of his prize-winning Maverick Guides or read his groundbreaking work on the “last frontier,” Fielding’s Alaska and the Yukon. He wrote travel articles for magazines, and using his personal syndication system, hundreds more for the travel sections of newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Thompson joined him on some of his early adventures in the U.S. and abroad, admiring Bone’s ability to live the kind of life that office drones dream of.
Put the formula down on paper, Thompson wrote him: “Shit, you’d sell 50,000 copies in NY alone.”
Fire Bone! is an unvarnished memoir of thrilling experiences with newspapers, magazines and book publishers, and the childhood and youthful love affairs that led up to them.
Bone has been shot at and robbed. He’s battled American and foreign bureaucrats. But as his grandmother predicted, everything he did “would always come out for the best.”
He’s climbed to the top of a mast at sea and planted a revolutionary flag at a world’s fair. And he’s never been fired from a job. Fire Bone! explains all that, too.
In this concise publication, readers will discover proven strategies used by the author of thirty-seven books to create a sound revenue stream and sell almost half a million books. In addition to benefitting from lessons learned about the publishing industry and process, readers will gain hundreds of tips and strategies for building and maintaining a solid author platform. These strategies can lead to increased book sales and serve as a basis for residual income.
The techniques you will read about basically require a bit of time and effort for research, networking with others and periodically doing some writing. In return, you will put a mechanism for solid income into motion.
This book will show you how to:
Financially succeed as an author and independent publisher.
Build a personal brand in order to increase book sales and make more money.
Develop strategies for effective self-promotion.
Use today's technology to build a strong image and following for their books.
In The Tao of Book Publicity, publicist Paula Margulies outlines the basics of book promotion and explains how the business of publicizing a book works. Designed for beginning authors but also useful for those with some experience in book publishing, The Tao of Book Publicity provides information on the importance of writing a good book and the need for developing a platform, as well as how-to explanations for developing publicity material, including front and back cover text, press releases, Q&As, media and blog tour queries, and newsletter and media lists.
The Tao of Book Publicity also covers social media, book pricing and sales, book tours and media interviews, and author websites. In addition to explaining how book publicity works, this valuable handbook explores practical topics such as publicity costs, timing, and considerations when hiring a publicist.
Simple, straightforward, and informative, The Tao of Book Publicity includes expert advice on all aspects of book promotion and is a go-to reference guide for beginning and experienced authors alike.