What if a book’s success depends more on the author’s self-confidence, rather than what’s written on the page? After training over 200 authors, from beginners to bestsellers, an interesting pattern has caught my attention. For example, I’ve noticed that my author clients with a high self-esteem tended to be more creative with their marketing plans
Archives for January 2010
Book Marketing Q&A: Writing Promotional Copy for a Book
Question: During a conversation with my publisher, we were discussing the marketing text for my new book’s back cover copy, catalogue copy, and ad copy to be released this fall. As we talked through these issues, I began to wonder if the text needed to be different for each type of piece. In other words,
January Comparison of ECPA Publishers
Check out the January, 2010 Amazon rankings for the Top 15 ECPA publishers. This research lets you see both the overall industry rankings, plus each publisher’s individual top 20 bestselling book list. Why is this information helpful to you? This is one of the few ways that authors, agents, and publishers can simultaneously see how
Book Marketing Question: How big should an author’s platform numbers be?
Michael asks, “I’m in the process of redesigning my website and creating a social media marketing campaign as a first step toward submitting a manuscript to an agent. It is my assumption that my website and web presence (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) will be my most powerful medium for marketing my non-fiction, self-help book. Is