A How To Guide For Selling Your Book-FREE!

small fires bookOh my word, my brain is still conference-buzzing but I have a wonderful opportunity for you so I can’t wait for my head (and other body parts–don’t ask) to get back to normal.

Writer friend, T. K. Read, is offering her book, 100 SMALL FIRES TO MAKE YOUR BOOK SALES BLAZE, absolutely FREE, now through Wednesday! And here’s just a small part of the blurb:

A How to Guide and Marketing Plan for selling your book, Kindle book or eBook…includes sample budgets and time-lines with strategies to make your blog tours sizzle, your rankings rise and your book sales soar. This book differs from other “How To” marketing tomes in its action oriented content. Not only do we give you an overview of the latest marketing trends including Content Marketing, Antic Advertising and Gamification, we also provide 100 Small Fires – concrete and creative ideas you can use to market your book AND three marketing plans, covering all sized budgets with timelines for taking specific actions.

Now, I don’t want you thinking that these are tips that only kidlit writers can use. They’re gems for any writer–any age group, any genre–and they’re invaluable whether your book is coming out in a couple months or a couple years (or even if your book is filed away in your brain, still waiting to be written).

AND, T.K. is getting ready to update the book. So she’d love to hear from you if you have any marketing ideas to share.

So go get your free ebook and burn it up out there!

Wait! Hold on! Figuratively speaking, I mean!

Ugh. My head hurts. More about the conference later, grasshopper.

Book Review: Authorpreneur By Nina Amir

FuseEbookCover-Authorpreneur-2About the Book:

There was a time when I thought the hardest part about the writing business was…well, writing. Now I know that the writing is just the beginning of my business, and thanks to author, Nina Amir, I’ve got a few more ideas to add more bang to my writing bucks.

Her latest book, Authorpreneur: How To Build a Business Around a Book, explains how to take what you already do well—writing—and turn that skill into profits. And though many of the income-generating ideas seem better suited for the non-fiction writer, I think the savvy novelist will find plenty to grow a business, too.

What I love about this packed e-book is Amir’s attention to the details. She doesn’t just tell you about webinars or teleseminars, for example; she takes you through the steps from start to finish. She provides links to helpful sites, makes recommendations of what’s best to use, and she gives reasons for why you should consider each of the ideas she presents.

And that’s important.

Not every author is going to be comfortable with every idea. But every author can see, from the details provided, exactly what is entailed in each business venture and decide from the outset if that’s a venture worth pursuing, a venture that fits in with his or her business plan.

And you do have a business plan, right? Because whether you have a year before the books comes out, or whether you’re still trying to finish that last chapter of your work-in-progress, it’s time you started thinking about how else you’re going to make money from the book.

That’s what Nina Amir’s Authorpreneur: How to Build a Business Around a Book can do for you. From “Four Initial Steps for Building a Business Around Your Book” to “Use Your Book to Start a Speaking Career” all the way to “Start Selling Products and Services,” Amir builds, step by step, a plan you can personalize to fit your personality—and your book!

DSC_4744 good 2 SMALLERAbout Nina Amir:

Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book, The Author Training Manual, and 10 Days and 10 Ways to Return to Your Best Self, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs as an Inspiration to Creation Coach.

Keep up with her (and learn more!):

Blogs: www.writenonfictionnow.com andwww.howtoblogabook.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ninaamir

Facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationToCreation andwww.facebook.com/ninaamir

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ninaamir

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ninaamir
You can find her e-book at Amazon and Smashwords.

Tuesday’s Tip: IndieReCon

ImageFive years ago, I wouldn’t have stopped long enough at IndieReCon to even figure out what the abbreviated words meant. Heck, five years ago, IndieReCon may not have even existed. But indie publishing has come a long way in five years. And the group of writers/authors/bloggers behind this free online conference know quite a bit about how indie publishing has grown–and they’ve lined up quite a few folks to share their expertise as well.

So here’s my tip: If you have EVER thought, even for just a minute, that you might consider indie publishing for your picture book, your memoir, your novel, your chapbook, WHATEVER, go now and check out all the articles offered at IndieReCon. Or at the very least, bookmark this site and check it out later (the dates of the conference are February 19 through the 21st) because all the material will remain online and available.

And even if you think that you’ll never consider indie publishing, it’s worth a look just to see what’s going on in this rapidly changing business. The publishing business is not at all static. It’s like some kind of swirling whirlwind of words, business, and marketing, growing and evolving every day. 

The savvy writer will evolve along with it. (Reminds me of the book, Savvy, by Ingrid Law. It’s a really swell middle grade novel that fits in rather nicely–and metaphorically–with my post. Even if I do say so myself.)