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What's the Best Publisher sans agent? jmolan 16 1 yeargspieler (490): @Belew: You are very funny. Here is how it goes for most authors. We are responsible for cashing the check. I really don't care that I didn't make a lot of money on the book. It has served me very well. I learned early on not to expect to get rich writing a book...for most of us. We'll see what happens. In terms of the movie stuff, I had excellent representation. My agent has a contract with a major entertainment law firm in Los Angeles. I...
Hero or Guide BKatt 9 1 yearRev (5413): @Jonnner Hey! Glad to see you back.
Must I have a website/domain host? julesthoughts 4 1 yearRev (5413): @julesthoughts I take it from what you said that you have a blog site on That is a great place to start and, for many, a great place to stay. Should you ever decide to move to a self-hosted WordPress site, moving your content is a breeze. As Bill said, you really can't do business from the free WordPress blog site. It's against their rules and just difficult to do. They offer (overpriced) upgrades that will let you add business...
How to Get a Good Review Your Book jmolan 14 2 yearsBelew (11716): I was going to share some of the more memorable lines I got from @jmolan's book. But the more I read, and this is the simple truth, the more I found ... then I couldn't remember which ones I wanted to share or where I could find them. Guess that's why some books get read more than once. 8-)
Doer and Risk Taker writes Fantasy Story Lahayle 9 2 yearsTParker (529): That link takes us to the generic page for Fanstory. Do you have a link that includes your unique identifier?
Write a Sad Story in Four Words Belew Jump to first page45Jump to last page 2 yearsRev (5413): @Belew That's a little like the old country-western song, "I'm so miserable since you left me it's almost like you're here!"
Pics of Amazon Physical Book Store Belew 6 2 yearsBelew (11716): Amazon has terrific insights into what sells and to whom and where. If they place their stores in high physical trafficked areas they will knkw what to place on the shelves by location and will also be able to add reviews and ratings = social proof. Amazon has got this.
Why You Create Your Own Platform Online Belew 16 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve It is?
How to make book Publishing profitable Happytweeting 27 2 yearstienny (658): @aspringteen42 I can resonate with you. Recently, I feel stuck with the product I believe in. Someone says not good enough. Another person says good work. Later on, I realize that there is some changes I need to work on. Recently, my friend highlighted the differences between tortoise and turtle. Now I feel so stuck in the product improvement myself. As if I am the omega illustrator.
Stacked offer? Scarcity Principle Marketing jmolan 11 2 yearsRev (5413): "Strong demand has forced us to keep the offer open..." Translation: We didn't sell enough to cover our costs so we're keeping this live. "We're reopening our offer for just this week..." Translation: If you miss it we'll probably do this again next month. "This is exclusive for a select number of people..." Transltion: As many as we can sucker into signing up to our list. False scarcity is nothing...
Getting Paid to Publish Short Stories jmolan Jump to first page39Jump to last page 2 yearsjmolan (478): Jules, if you take any word like HERE Highlight that word, click on link in the menu bar just above your posting. Enter the URL, I just copy and paste it in, and wall ah! You can have it link to anything.
Let's Discuss... Imposter Syndrome TParker 14 2 yearstammysoffices (220): @SusanDay it is funny you mention the actress, b/c she really is only 'acting' and that is her job - her job is to be a 'Pretender'! She must have been doing it pretty well if she was getting movies to appear in at the time. @belew too funny - what a shame you were found out! Can I borrow the costumes? hehe I agree, we should first be FREE enough to be Ourselves and honest enough with ourselves to know when we are not being ourselves. ...
Sign up for my email list? jmolan 2 2 yearsBelew (11716): @jmolan Id give away a screen saver. Your stuff is cool (no pun intended) enough for that.
Forum Students Can Do What Others Cannot Belew 4 2 yearsBelew (11716): @TParker anywhere ... but within reason, plz. What is reasonable? If we have to ask ... probably not reasonable. You are sensitive, I know. You'll get it right. 8-)
Joint Ventures Can Help Book Launches Winsome1 13 2 yearstienny (658): @Winsome1 Thank you for your kind compliment 😊 I'm not a dentist. I'm an animator. @belew I question that. If I'm in your friend's position, I would have given my lists. Now I learn to question it. 🤔
How do I choose a publisher for my book? Natishafost 5 2 yearsKathrynLang (370): @Natishafost - @Rev will definitely help you out with your website. As for finding a publisher, it depends on what you want and what you expect to get from the experience. Traditional publishers (the big five or those under their umbrellas) don't normally take manuscripts from authors. You'll have to find an agent first. Hybrid publishers, Indie Partnerships, and Vanity publishers are going to charge you a fee for publishing your book. You...
3 Phases of Author Platform Building Replay Winsome1 7 2 yearsIamstevenb (55): @Winsome1 I am interested in what you have to say about building my author platform. Will you repeat your webinar anytime soon?
After my book is finished. Then what? Natishafost 14 2 yearsRev (5413): I agree with @TParker and @SusanDay. Two powerful editing methods -- read out loud, and read backwards (from end to beginning).
Here to Learn and Connect ogochukwu 2 2 yearsBelew (11716): @ogochukwu It doesn't make sense to jump into a room and aay, in effect, how abt coming over here to my room to talk with me. First give us a reason to follow you, then maybe we will.
Thank you for inviting me into this forum... thegurns 3 2 yearsthegurns (1): Thank you for asking. My first book is a fun trip down memory lane and my experiences as a player, coach and avid fan of Boston sports. It's sequel is a story of uncommon love and devotion between fathers and sons.It is also an ode to me late, great father and a legacy for my new grandson. Take Care, Keith
Encore webinar - authors, coaches, speakers Winsome1 4 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): Sounds very interesting
12 Step Program For Entrepreneurs! Winsome1 4 2 yearsWinsome1 (337): @Rev Thank you for correcting. I was at a conference yesterday and couldn't get in. Much appreciated!
Here's to Hoping I'll Have to Eat Crow Belew 2 2 yearsKathrynLang (370): Always nice when they call you!
New writer need help turning story into book Jonny 18 2 yearsJonny (1): Yes it does help thankyou. I need to read it through again as I know there are parts that I rushed, which need joining up properly (my son, in this case being my antagonist!) There are also developmental gaps in the life of the gorilla as well as opportunities for some events which give the artists an angle to create from. I rushed to try to get the book out of my head before I just didn't bother. After all, how many people have said 'a pink...
My 9-year old daughter's site made $50 today Belew 6 2 yearsBelew (11716): @J81 Thanks for coming out last night. Good to see you. And thanks for the kind words. Encouragement is rare in this 'impersonal' online world. Hope to see you again soon.
Western Film Historian Silverscreen59 6 2 yearsSilverscreen59 (4): Howdy, Rev. I have interviewed many of the stars of Gunsmoke and have become very good friends with a couple, Buck Taylor & head writer Paul Savage (now deceased). They shared some very fascinating and eye opening stories about the cast and show itself.
Indiana Jones of the Church Is Here markziese 11 2 yearsphilipwatling (103): Nice to meet you, Mark. One dream of mine was to become an archaeologist... Strictly one residing in an armchair these days! My mother's father had a sister who married an American after (I guess?) WWII. They had two kids, one of whom now lives in San Diego. The other? Well, her and her mum live in Eugene! I have been there once, but it has featured in my book, Flight of a Lifetime :)
Writer's Block: The Blinking Cursor Fizzymidas 8 2 yearsBelew (11716): Try your spam folder. There's always something there worth calling stupid ... but don't click thru. 8-)
Link prospecting for Orthodox theology CJSHayward 9 2 yearsCJSHayward (10): @all, thanks. let me let that simmer. My site has been around for a while and it has a following. But I want to let the suggestions here simmer in my mind.
3 Phases of Platform Building - FREE Webbie! Winsome1 2 2 yearsBelew (11716): Got book? Gonna have a book? Helping somebody else market a book? This webbie is free. Why wouldn't you sign up? And if you can't make it ... you can get the recording to NOT watch, er to watch it later. Seriously. I just sent the link to a friend.
Philosophy that sets you free zsazsa 2 2 yearsRev (5413): @zsazsa Welcome! And very glad to meet you here. Love your avatar on facebook. Only in London! Would love to read your book but couldn't find the link. Please PM me with it. Popped over to your website. It looks like you really have things together. Nice. I would offer a couple of suggestions, if you like, that would help it perform a little better. Just let me know.
4 Way Reasons to Invest in Yourself and Book Winsome1 12 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Winsome1 Thanks again. I have been studying sales / marketing funnels so I'll give this a go. I have only just started - 5,000 words but I will start building my list now.
The Miracle: Life - Journey thru My Eyes PatMolina 12 2 yearsphilipwatling (103): How does one survive major trauma? Here's my story...
Size Matters..Your List and Book Launch Winsome1 8 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Winsome1 I offer a free ebook called "Help! My Grandkids Don't Like Reading!" 7 ways to engage and develop a love of books and reading. It's early days, the site is only a few months old. I have over 100 blog posts, and this week I've started reaching out to write guest spots on baby boomer sites and other authors I know.
Be Asked Back For Interviews..Over and Over Winsome1 5 2 yearsTParker (529): Same answer for every question. Networking and building relationships. ;)
Determining Best Prices for Product Offers Winsome1 5 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Winsome1 This is a great question, that we have all wrestled with at some time or another. @Belew certainly has the best approach!
Are You A Thought Leader Or An Expert? Winsome1 11 2 yearsphilipwatling (103): Which community do I serve? My book was written for everybody. Sure I initially wrote it for those poor souls trying to come to terms with their own head injuries. This grew to include all hospital admissions, then onto people who suffered medical trauma and then onto simply trauma? Divorce even? Why not, it's traumatic! Ultimately my book is a true story of my life, my death and my resurrection, which will inspire people and give them hope -...
Personal Blog on Asperger's Syndrome Themeissenman 12 2 yearsIwiyisi (19): @Themeissenman I think it's better to click on the profile name(iwiyisi at the top, then have a look at the profiles).
The Meissen Man Blog Themeissenman 1 2 yearsThemeissenman (31): is so named as I am an authority on antique Meissen Porcelain. Seven years ago I began a tremendous fight with the Meissen Manufactory who wanted me to hand back my domain to them, The irony was that my site was an information resource for anyone who had interest is collecting buying and selling but no items could be bought or sold. It was a not for profit venture and I fought hand and nail to hang on to the name. At around...
When Failure Is No Longer an Option Winsome1 5 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Winsome1 Thru 12/31 - 562 books... starting from when?
Danger..Wrong Way Book Promotion Winsome1 9 2 yearsMrLeon (22): Will do @sumbay
Size Matters if You Want to Sell Books Winsome1 9 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Winsome1 How to use your book to open doors sounds like a good topic for a webinar or smth or rather, eh?
Who wants a sneak peek? Winsome1 2 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Winsome1 Is there a replay?
The Broken Dreams of Authors Winsome1 13 2 yearsRev (5413): My first book helped make me known. My subsequent books helped make me money. @Winsome1, great set of questions but only with reference to the publishing process. Nothing about marketing. And marketing is the key!
Does Your Brand Stink? Winsome1 4 2 yearsRev (5413): @Steve I dunno... I see some great advice and information, with personal experience to drive it home. Different strokes...
What Is An Author Platform and Why Do I Need Winsome1 6 2 yearsWinsome1 (337): That is an interesting question. I think you are referring in part to artists vs starving artists. Fiction writers are in this situation frequently. Although, the Internet provides them with more creative ways to engage and build a following than ever before. I mostly work with non-fiction authors. Most of them are writing books to establish themselves as experts. The reasons they are not successful run the gamut from inconsistent messaging to...
A Book is Just A Book Without A Platform Winsome1 9 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev My friend got her break more than 10 years ago. All of us are much smarter now than we were 10 years ago. If somebody handed me $200k and said leave it to us 10 years ago I would have left it to them.
Why Social Proof Matters for Authors Winsome1 12 2 yearsWinsome1 (337): I have done JV's with people in my group. They have worked out well. My most successful program launch was in September and I crushed it with JV partners. My business doubled.