Who said publishing an ebook was easy? I thought it would be a snap. That’s what every author in the Wall Street Journal said when interviewed. But as I discovered when writing “Reporters Are Looking For YOU!”, there are about 100 extra steps you never thought about. Here are a few: 1. Book [...]
Arielle Ford, the force behind the 21st Century Book Marketing Conference is a best-selling author in her own right. Here are a few tips she shared with the 300 or so attendees she used to promote “The Soulmate Secret:” 1. Start promoting early. She built her website six months before the book launch. [...]
If you've ever sweated over the design of your book cover, or if you've paid a small fortune to a book cover designer to get it "just right" then you might not appreciate this book cover for "How Literature Works: 50 Key Concepts," by John Sutherland. It is published by Oxford University Press. Maybe when [...]
Tim Ferriss of “4-Hour” brand fame was called “the wildly popular self-help guru for young men” by the New York Times today (August 17, 2011) in an article which reported that Amazon will publish his next book, “The 4-Hour Chef.” The New York Times does not bestow honors like this lightly. Congratulations to [...]
My article on Publicity Ethics last week really struck a chord. I received many “good job” messages and only a handful of unsubs. Vijay asked a good question. Could I provide examples of “co-opetition” the word that means how to work with your competitors? Some of my best friends are “competitors.” That is, we all [...]
Intuition author Lynn Robinson credited the PR LEADS publicity service with helping her get a book contract. “I just signed a contract with Jossey Bass (a division of Wiley & Sons) to revise and update my first book, ‘Divine Intuition: Your Guide to Creating a Life You Love.' The fact that I'd received so much media attention was one of the factors that sealed the deal!” she said.
There’s no denying that Oprah can make a company successful overnight. The stories of her successful imprint radiate from the pages of Forbes, Business Week and many others to attest to the kingmaker position Oprah has played. Now that her show is off the air, what are authors, marketers and PR people to do?
Vickie Sullivan, market and brand strategist for experts, shares her views on how to be a successful, high-paid speaker in today's economy. Yes, it can be done.
CNN did an unscientific poll Sunday of more than 200,000 people who visited their website and answered the question: Which do you prefer: E-books or paperbacks? Given this was an online poll; I would have thought e-books would run away with it. However, paperbacks won by an 80-20 margin! I have no clue. Most sales [...]
Many people want to get publicity for their books into the most widely read newspaper in the US. But few are chosen. I recently saw a front-page interview with a new self-help author so I decided to deconstruct the story to find out the publicity strategy used because I always like to give my book author clients tips on how to get publicity.