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Traditional Publishing Myth #2: Your Book Will Be Published Exactly as it was Written

When you sign a book deal with a traditional publisher, you give up your rights to your work–and unfortunately that can lead to some drastic changes to your manuscript. The publisher can choose to remove entire sections of your book or reorganize the materials. These...

Earn More Money with a Book: 10 Business Model Options for Nonfiction Authors

A book is a fantastic credibility-builder and can create a wide variety of opportunities for authors. While the book itself can generate some revenues, the real profits come from the other revenue-generating activities that you can create around the book. Here are some ideas to...

Traditional Publishing Myth #1: The Publisher Invests Big Bucks in Book Marketing

Whenever I speak to audiences about publishing, it still surprises me that so many new authors think that a traditional book deal is the ultimate solution to all-things-publishing. Most believe that with a big house deal they won’t have to worry about marketing. Unfortunately, that’s...

How to Use Your Book to Get a Foot in the Door with Hard-to-Reach Contacts

Want to speak with the CEO, head of Human Resources, a political leader or some other unreachable contact? Send a copy of your book along with a personal note. Odds are much better that your next call will go through. “This is Annie Author calling…”...

How to Establish Your Author Presence BEFORE Your Book is Published

If you’re preparing to publish your first book, following are some essential tasks to get your book marketing started off right! Pump Up Your Web Presence Positioning yourself as an author means that you should build a professional presence online. If you have a rickety...

12 Tasks Every Author Should Tackle Before Publishing a Book

1. Start a Blog – Do not wait until the book is in print to start building your audience. Write about topics of interest to your target audience and update your blog at least twice each week. 2. Write a Marketing Plan – If you...

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