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POINT OF VIEW: Really (Non) Traditional Book Sales

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Publishing used to be simple. You either got a traditional publisher, who worked with you to edit the book, hired a cover designer, got everything into ship-shape, and then sent it off to a printer for 3,000, 5,000, 50,000, or even a million copies (if your last name happened to be Asimov or King or Collins). Then you sat back and waited for the royalties to roll in. Or you did all that yourself, and hired a local Kinkos or “vanity press” to print up your own copies, which went into the trunk of your car for you to schlep … Read more

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Point of View: Shaking Up My Marketing Plan


Hey all… On paper, I’ve been doing all the things authors are supposed to do to market themselves and their works online. I have my Facebook pages (personal and Author). I am very active on Facebook and have a great network of author and reader friends. I talk about myself more often than I post about my works, showing suitable writer modesty. I have a Twitter account that I also post to regularly. I have an Amazon Author page, a Goodreads Author page, and an ARe Author page. I have my own writerly blog, with regular, unique content – a … Read more