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Before you can expect your book to sell one copy or a million, you need to know the benefits your book offers to readers.
Once you figure out the benefits, then you need to make that top benefit known on the front cover.
It’s up to you.
The reader has many books to choose from and unless your book jumps out with an interesting title, cover or special offer, the chance of it selling outside your immediate circle of friends is low.
Finding the top benefit of your book, whether fiction or nonfiction, is not easy.» Continue Reading This Article...
Can you name 12 specific facts about your book? 12 things your book does better than your competition? 12 reasons why someone should buy your book rather than another?
In the book, Author 101 by Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spizman, the authors explain why specifics outsell generalities. “When you’re competing in such a crowded market, tell potential buyers the precise benefits they will get from your book.”
A general statement may appeal to a general audience, but general audiences do not buy books. Specific people with specific needs, wants and desires do.» Continue Reading This Article...
When writing your blog posts, you can often find great ideas from other blogs in your genre. For this article, I was looking on Alltop and I found a great post by R. J. Adams about using quotes from your book and combining a quote with an image to share on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Not only did the article provide a great idea but it listed 11 sites that you can use to make these images.
Of course, it wouldn’t be right to grab Adams’ material and rewrite it into a new article. But it’s perfectly legitimate to use it as a springboard to a new article with a link back to the article that inspired you, and the author will appreciate the sharing.
This article here is not about using quotes to promote your book, but rather about using other blogs and articles to inspire your own ideas. At the same time, finding a great article like that on the quotes was so rewarding that I wanted to find a way to share it with a fresh angle.» Continue Reading This Article...
Google Hangouts on Air is a type of video call that operates like your own private television broadcast talk show. You can have up to ten people participating on the call with as many as 5,000 live viewers submitting questions via text chat. Once the show is completed an automatic YouTube video is published.
For authors, this can be a great way to build up weekly or monthly content as well as deepen connections with your target audience. A recent article on Forbes reported that the reach of video “over white papers, case studies, even live demos with reps” was significantly higher in how audiences choose to absorb new content.» Continue Reading This Article...
Is it ever too late to become an author? I don’t think so. One of the easiest ways to get started is to write your own small book of memories, poems and glimpses of life for your family and friends. Who knows what will happen once you start? You might find it to be fun, so you go on to write a great novel or you might decide one book is enough and leave it at that. But either way, sharing one’s life story even with only a handful of family and friends is a gift of love and caring that can be passed from generation to generation.» Continue Reading This Article...
When it comes to dialogue and writing in your character’s voice, how do you add your own twist? How can you add your personality to the material without forcing the dialogue into an unnatural progression? How can you add style, interest, and your own pizazz to someone else’s words? Writing dialogue can be tricky, especially if you’re writing in an unfamiliar accent. Proofreading your work can help identify sneaky accent errors and help you add your own style back into the dialogue. There are several easy ways to place your touch to each accent, character, or place that you write about.
1. Imagine yourself as the character: If you sit down to write a scene between two characters, imagine what you would be thinking, feeling, talking about if you were them. Everyone thinks about scenarios differently and this process could be crucial in you letting your own ideas and voice shine. Taking on the mindset of your character in addition to your own views, opinions, likes, and dislikes will set you apart from other writers naturally. You’ll be able to create organic, flowing dialogue that sounds like your character with a touch of you. One of the biggest struggles I have as a writer is putting myself in my character’s shoes to write their dialogue. But once I manage to think about how I would feel in the situation and then think about the character’s similarities and differences to my own ideas, it becomes much clearer how and what I need to write; plus, I’ve added my own unique touch in the process.» Continue Reading This Article...
No matter what your book is about you can easily come up with ten questions that relate to your book. Authors of fiction can create questions about the setting, characters and events in the book. Ask questions about small town living or inner city hazards for your hero or heroine. Whether your book is about finding a partner in a romance or solving a mystery, create a quiz about the situation.
Authors of non-fiction can create questions around a topic that would build interest in readers. For instance, if you were writing a book about public speaking you could ask the following questions.
How do your overcome your fear of speaking in front of groups?» Continue Reading This Article...
One of the easiest posts to do is a Top Ten list. These kinds of posts are very popular. It will probably take you more time to come up with the idea than to do the research and writing.
To get you started, here are 5 simple ways to create your own Top Ten list:
1. Create a top ten list of the most popular stories on your blog. You can judge the popularity of a blog post by the number of comments, the number of shares or, if you send it to a subscription list, by how many times it is opened.» Continue Reading This Article...
In the U.S. 67 percent of kids aged two-to-thirteen are now reading eBooks, according to a combined research project of Digital Book World and PlayCollective. The study also stated that 92% of these kids read every week. This news was announced at the Digital Book World Conference.
As more and more schools use tablets in the classroom, digital reading has become the norm almost overnight. Once exposed to digital learning in school, it’s an easy jump for these students to grab digital books for fun and entertainment as well.
OverDrive, the leading lender of eBooks in schools and libraries, also announced at the 2014 conference that digital checkouts reached an explosive 102 million and this number is rapidly growing. Digital learning may be one the best ways to level the learning field throughout the world. OverDrive partners with over 28,000 libraries and schools in 42 countries.» Continue Reading This Article...
Melody Beattie shared a story of her first attempt at writing a book. She wrote two chapters and then was so discouraged after reading them that she decided to quit. “No good, can’t do it,” she said. Then a writing friend called her on the phone. The friend listened to her long tale of woe and then told her, “Those chapters are fine. Stop being afraid. Stop criticizing yourself.”
So she continued to write her book. It became a New York Times best-seller and sold over 3.5 million copies.
We are often the worst judge of our work. Either we think it’s absolute gold and don’t want a single word changed or we think it’s absolutely stupid and won’t let anyone read it.» Continue Reading This Article...
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