Month: November 2015

Time Management For Authors

Make the most of your time at home, at the office, and at the computer! Are you tired of running around, trying to get all your work done as an author and still keep up with family, house, and a full-time job to support your writing habit? And then someone calls you to go out to eat or play golf… HA! Now you can make more time by getting yourself organized! No, this is not a foolproof system, but it worked for me! I am a full time registered nurse with a family who finds time not only to write, but also publish e-books, and play golf First you need to write down on a piece of paper all of your household chores that you do. Split the rooms up throughout the week! I have six areas that I have to clean in my house: the bedroom, the bathroom, the living room, kitchen, the yard, and the office area. By doing two “major” chores every day, I can have things done in only an hour or two (if things are really bad). Bedroom and bathroom are combined into one day, living room and kitchen in another day, and the yard and office on a third day. I can usually get this stuff done during my time before or after work. Clean one room before work, and the other when you come home. Of course, this is ALOT easier if you have a husband who helps! The fourth day of the…

Successful Booksignings

How did I made my book signing such a great success? By reading "40 Ways To Make Your Book Signing An Event" by Larry James. Here are just a few tips: Don't just sit at the table they have for you. Most authors do that. Be different! Reach out and touch someone! Don't wait for them to come to you. Have an attractive two color or four color book mark designed by a graphic artist and print thousands of them. You can give one to everyone who comes in the store. Go to Kinko's and have your book covers enlarged in color to an 11 x 17 poster, laminate them and have them put them on a poster type board with a stand up thing on the back. I personally went and got a tri-fold display, like they use at the science fair, and pasted information on it. Couldn't help but see it! Don't complain if you don't sell lots of books. It's about public relations and getting your name out there! Bring camera most book stores send news releases, send your own as well. This increases the chance of getting coverage. Invite them to join you! Bring a camera!! Take lots of pictures! Copyright © MM - Larry James. Reprinted with permission. ~ Larry is the author of "LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing," "How to Really Love the One You're With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship" and "Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers." (Career Assurance…

Marketing Your Book

Market your book the right way by executing this simple marketing plan! Week One Get your website ready to go. Post the new information about your new book and make the big announcement the day that your book is released. Now that your book is released, start out by making the best press release possible! This will need to be short, sweet, to the point, and able to grab the attention of potential readers. Send this release to local newspapers, regional newspapers, libraries, and other newsgroups that have an interest in that subject. Start your emailing campaign by sending an announcement to everyone on your email list your big announcement! Using the e-Postcard method can also do this! Don’t forget to add your signature at the bottom of each email with a blurb about your new book. Double check our your meta-tags on your website, and make sure that your website is properly added to search engines. This can be easily done with free sites such as http://www.siteadd.com/ http://www.addme.com/ http://www.addpro.com/ http://www.uswebsites.com/submit/ http://www.addurlfree.com/ http://www.add-url-free.com/ Make sure to add your listing to Amazon.com and BN.com if your publisher doesn’t already do it for you. For a grundle of bookmarketing ideas, also visit http://www.bookmarket.com Search the web for eZines pertaining to the same topic as your book. Also do a web search for places with articles the same as your book subject. Week Two: Take time out to analyze your website. You can post all the information you want on a website, but…