Real Answers From Real Authors
An unmatched collaboration of authors and publishers give their tips and advice to aspiring authors. Real Answers from Real Authors takes a look at real world information on what other one time authors and publishers have done to be successful and increase their sales.
Some samples from the book: "Our Brevitas group always holds a reading (we call it a festival) to celebrate our poetry and the annual anthology. People who come to the reading pay a small fee and get a copy of the book." "Arrange to be a speaker wherever you can (local Rotary clubs, national conferences, etc.) and have books for sale at the end of the event. Send gift books to people who will review/blog/publish their response to the book." "PRWEB is a good way to get exposure (prweb.com). They are a press release distribution business. An author should write a good press release to create a lot of buzz about the book" "Start a blog (WordPress), and get some active content in it to attract attention. Get a kickstarter bid going to raise money to hire an actual PR agency." "I don t have the power the big publishers have, but I have a one-to-one approach that I give to my clients. For example, I call local schools and speak to librarians or academic directors. We arrange a day for a book read, then I leave fliers for purchase orders and sell the books with an autograph. I donate back to the school 20-30% so we both win."
Jill Mettendorf has worked in book publishing and marketing for 7 years. In this time, she has worked with and talked to thousands of authors. This knowledge has grown into a vast consulting base for authors. Before her career in publishing began, Mettendorf studied Visual Communications at the Illinois Institute of Art. She is currently self-publishing and documenting her step by step process for beginning authors.