Posts made in May, 2011

When is NOW a good time to start marketing your book?

»Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Your Book as a Business | 4 comments

When is NOW a good time to start marketing your book?

Getting a Head Start on Your Competition If you are going to invest in writing a book – there is no smarter approach than to build it like any other business, with a strategic plan that includes marketing.  When accepting that your book is a business, the number one biggest foopah, if you will, of a novice writer – is to wait until the book is complete before engaging in marketing activities. Let me ask you a question, “If you were to create a mom and pop store, selling children’s toys – when do you think you would start marketing your new store… the day AFTER you officially opened for business?”  Probably not!  You would start getting the buzz out as soon as you knew your dream would become a reality!  Why, then, would you think that waiting would be...

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Your writing may just be about the journey!

»Posted by on May 1, 2011 in The Motivated Author | 1 comment

Sometimes I feel compelled to write – for no other apparent reason that being compelled to do so! The muses seem to come for a visit and I embrace their presence – allowing the creativity to bubble to the top like the fragrant fizz of a carbonated fruit drink. Once that writing is complete, and the muses flit away to inspire yet another author, I sit back and think, “Wow! That must have just been about the journey.” I encourage you to watch this thought provoking video, and ask yourself if sometimes… just maybe… your own pencil to paper experiences might just be about the journey!...

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