Ask authors what they hate, and most of them will say - marketing. Some more than others.
The choices. The time. Where to start? What to do? This isn’t what writing should be about.
We agree. So we teamed up with the terrific people at Babelcube to produce a guide to help authors get started.
Shining Light on Your Book is not meant to be the definitive, everything you need to know. Just a way to ease into it.
We’ve listed some of the sites we like best or else have heard recommended.
Here’s how the people at Babelcube describe Shining Light on Your Book
Oodles of practical advice and resources to help you increase sales of your book
Are you an author who loves writing, but is unsure about your book marketing efforts?
You need to shine light on your book, so readers can find it.
This FREE ebook is a gift from Babelcube and Bacon Press Books. It is full of actionable advice to market your book in the US market:
· 14 pages of book marketing tactics
· 100+ links to resources and solutions
· Variety of marketing options, so you can pick the ones that suit
And here’s where you can download your FREE copy.
While you’re there, please take a look at all the services Babelcube has to offer to get your book translated into other languages. (We’re not related, have no interest other than we think it’s a great idea.)
This week Bacon Press Books is releasing our first ebook only title--
Networking: How to Make the Connections You Need by Ellis Chase. It's the first in the series Career Strategies That Work.
Why are we publishing such a short book?
We know what it's like to be out of work, looking for a new job, and getting the kind of advice that just makes a bad situation even more impossible. The kind of advice that tells you to do things you're never going to do. Ellis isn't like that.
He gets that not all of us are great at cold calling or chatting up people at "networking events." He gets that we don't always know what to say in an informational interview or how to follow up if someone says we should call in couple of weeks.
But he also knows that your best chance of success in landing the next job is through direct leads. Networking.
The suggestions in this book are easy to follow and they work.
See for yourself.
Get a copy of Networking: How to Make the Connections You Need.
It's not that we think people have short attention spans, it's just that they're short on time. In a hurry. You know what we're talking about. First we did a collection of short stories--The Man Who Built Boxes by Frank Tavares. Then we did a novella--Man from the Sky by Danny Wynn. Now we're doing a really short, Ebook only series--Career Strategies That Work by Ellis Chase. Ellis is the highly-regarded career consultant, whose book--In Search of the Fun-Forever Job--has done incredibly well. This new series will address those job search issues he's asked about the most.
The first--Networking: How to Make the Connections You Need--is a practical, almost step-by-step guide on how to make contact with the people who can help you find your next job or your new career. The key here is that these are Career Strategies That Work. Specific. Actionable. And as Ellis says, "I’ve seen introverted loners, who’d rather undergo root canal than approach people for career information, tailor this advice to suit their personal styles and succeed."
Or as one reader put it, "This common sense approach takes the fear out of networking . . ."
Coming this week.
News about our books, our authors, indie publishing, and maybe bacon.