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Want Your Self-Published Book in Stores? Consider this…

In Great Resources, On Marketing on July 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

thCASV650KEvery author dreams of having their books in brick and mortar stores.  This author is no different.  However, self-published authors have certain barriers to overcome that those going the traditional route don’t have to contend with.

In my efforts to promote not just my own works but also those of others I have come across an article that answers the above question.  Chocked full of great information you will find in this article a path to help determine how best to distribute and get your work to consumers.

The link can be found below

Enjoy!

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2010/06/want-your-self-published-book-in-stores-weigh-the-options161

Check out my new book trailer!

In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars on October 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I’d like to introduce my new trailer for my novel The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars

Yes its supposed to be a tease!  Hehe.. patience grasshopper, patience.  🙂

How Will Readers Discover Your Self-Published Books? Sobering Numbers Impact Today’s Authors

In On writing on October 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

In the end this is a vital question that every author that is starting out must ask themselves.  Even more so if you are self-publishing.

Now as someone who hopes one day to be published via the traditional route, it still begs the question.  How can you increase the odds of success?

This little post I found on a blog I think sums the situation up nicely.  In the end she narrows her answer to the following.

Develop a platform that encompasses the following.

•  Book websites and/or blogs

•  Social media outreach

•  Press releases

•  Public speaking

•  TV, radio, and blog interviews

•  Blog and magazine articles

•  Targeted advertising

So how much of this are you doing?  Obviously the bigger the platform the better the chance of discoverability.

Hmmm let’s see what we can build shall we?

Here’s the full link…enjoy!

http://www.theselfpublishingexperiment.com/marketer/how-will-readers-discover-your-books/