Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Living the life of a Christian lady with beauty, style and class!: Bread for Adversity (Ebook Edition) Review + Givea...

Living the life of a Christian lady with beauty, style and class!: Bread for Adversity (Ebook Edition) Review + Givea...: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com . Regardless, I only recommend products or services I us...
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Building Expansions offers Space to Explore

I mentioned before, every author, to be successful, needs a catalog. (Here's A Quick Reminder)

As a new author, on the journey to success and wealth in being published, you want the most from every effort you put toward being published or gaining notoriety. This is especially true if writing has moved past the hobby interest stage to you. It's become a serious passion and drive to be successful, not simply published. In order to accomplish this, you need words.
Whether in print or electronic media, we've discussed establishing a library. However, have you ever thought a truly great library/ catalog isn't about a number of books? An expanded library doesn't have to offer but one book. And I don't mean necessarily a series title.

What I mean by this is. Your first work may or may never be published. But the world you’re creating in writing is the library you’re building. If an author can learn to expand the content he/she’s creating... You can easily create an ever expanding catalog of offerings for the reader. This applies to article/ content writers, journalists, or novelists. Your name is the signature of your work. It’s also the centerpiece of the library you want built.

Most only consider their name for earnings or publicity purposes. The reality is however; your name equates to readers the discovery of an expanding universe to explore in the written word. The more catalog you have available the larger the context to see the image you’re painting of the world. And the larger the gathering will be the next time you introduce an expansion to your library. In other words, when you release your next book.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Birmingham Public Library: Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a W...

Books may express a range of things. This book caught my attention this morning and I share with you the review that drew me to it's pages.
Excerpted:

Do you prefer one-on-one talking to group activities? Do you prefer solitude over parties? Do you tend to avoid risk? Dislike conflict? Work better on your own? Feel wiped out after being around people all day? If so, you may be introverted. There’s a test in the book which can help you to be reasonably sure. Introverts make up at least 1/3 of all Americans, and may constitute much more. And yet American culture is an extroverted one, with extroversion often held up as an ideal.


Birmingham Public Library: Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a W...: Garrison Keillor once did a humor piece called “Shy Rights: Why Not Pretty Soon?” If you think that’s funny, you’ll probably like this book.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Audience is Listening

As a writer and speaker, if only in print, your words have value both to you and your audience. This doesn’t mean they’ll catch every word you throw. There may be some hiccups in understanding some things. Yet being heard in a traditional sense of publishing is no longer as huge a gain as gaining distribution and the ability to reach the reader personally, on a personal level. In fact there are various forums and platforms to distribute your work to the reader. Many authors search and identify these routes t be published. Yet few ever consider where is my audience listening ?

I don’t mean the brand names or traditional houses. Where does my reader hangout and find books to read? While grateful platforms like Createspace and Amazon, Blurb and Smashwords as well as LuLu exist, their having made writing and publishing easier and more profitable does nothing, for an author if you don’t know. How or where to market your book? Where is your audience listening?

This is an important step in the process of being heard and publishing printed works. You need to be in the place or places people are hearing what you have to say. Or to be heard you should be where they will most likely listen to you for a full sales minute.
Not simply to promote your book, but promote you as a serious addition to the discussion. They’re there listening you can join the conversation, becoming known, and build a loyal listening audience for the next book or series to come.

It may seem obvious, yet reality is. Writers write. Some may read. Some may edit. Most will critique endlessly. A few will buy books , as entertainment, or education in most cases. But to be heard, to be a successful writer publisher, the independent author needs to find the platform his/ her audience enjoys and maximize it. Stay tuned to your audience and they will stay tuned to your writings.


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