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As many of you know, I self-published my first two books. And quite successfully, as my first book provided me with a full-time living for close to four years. In summer 2006, I will release my eagerly anticipated book chronicling exactly how I did it, entitled (as above):
The Well-Fed Self-Publisher:
On November 8, 2005, as part of my pre-promotion efforts, I delivered a 75-minute teleseminar on the subject, hosted by Sheri McConnell, founder of The National Association of Women Writers (www.naww.org). Sheri put together a great interview, with questions covering the gamut.
Well, the feedback was outstanding. A lot of folks considering the self-publishing route listened in and walked away with a ton of good info AND asked a bunch of questions of their own. ALL of which we recorded (AND transcribed!) so that YOU could enjoy it, whether or not you were on the call!
Landing a publisher has gotten increasingly more difficult over the years. And even if you do, it’s not only no guarantee of profitability, but you’ll be amazed at how much promotion and marketing you’ll be expected to do – and for pretty anemic royalty rates. The way I see it, if I have to do most of the work, I might as well be making most of the money! And with the self-publishing model I pursued, you can make three, four, five or more times as much per book than you ever could with a publisher.
Add to this the power of the Internet, which has made self-publishing far more feasible than ever before, and it’s no wonder so many new authors are considering the SP route! And remember, I do one-on-one mentoring for your SP ventures (just check out my Mentoring link!)
Audio CD & Full E-Transcript!
1) What is self-publishing?
3) How many books do you need to sell to make a good living?
4) What type of book (genre) is the most profitable to self-publish?
5) What if I am not a business or bottom-line type person, should I even think about self-publishing?
6) What if I don't know anything about marketing? Shouldn't I just go with a conventional publisher and let them handle all the marketing?
7) What if I want to self-publish, but I am short on cash, what can I do?
8) What are the benefits of learning how to market my book myself?
9) So how does just one person really market their book successfully? (Internet, go to market, etc.).
10) How do I find my target market?
11) Should I target mainstream media too?
12) What about book review editors, should I target them?
13) Do I have to have a website if I self-publish my book? Would the conventional publishers require that I have one?
14) Should I just hire someone to create my website or try to do it myself?
15) What is OPD and BBD?
16) It sounds like you built a lot of personal relationships in the industry, is that the key to being successful?
17) What are review copies and how many should I send?
18) What are press kits? Do they work?
19) Should I target books clubs, what types of books are they looking for?
20) What makes a "good book"? Visually speaking. (front cover)
21) Should I promote at bookstores?
22) Should I think about doing an ebook too? Is it profitable?
23) I see that you have an e-zine, does it help you sell books?
24) Do you have an opinion on how "customer service" has affected your success?
25) In the beginning, weren't you overwhelmed--how did you learn how to promote and self-publish?
26) How do you handle your fulfillment and still have time to build all those relationships in the industry?
27) Do you have any additional advice or any other self-publishing success stories you can share?
And much more!
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