… how you want to learn book promotion. And there is a lot to learn: Publishing evolves constantly and the success of your book(s) is very much depending on you, no matter if you self-publish or if you go with one of the big publishers.
Choices in publishing, essentials of book / e-book layout and design, your platform and brand, optimizing social media, use of non-traditional ways of book marketing, book distribution, online retailers, learning about marketing on a shoestring… it’s over-whelming. But not if you get help from someone who has studied e-publishing and marketing for many years – and practices it all.
Choose between weekend seminars or sign-up for customized online marketing training (special offer in December)
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Hello, I’m Doris-Maria Heilmann with 111 Publishing. We are not only publishers of traditional and eBooks, we extensively market our authors books. We also host informative seminars for authors on the “art” of promotion.
During the last years, publishing books has totally changed. Nowadays we writers need to build our own platforms, identify our own demographics, and find our own market share – even if we are with a traditional publishing house! The profession has changed and we need to adapt in order to succeed.
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- Strategically establish a writing career
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- Find free book publishing funding sources
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What is Involved in Self-Publishing?
“Have you ever noticed that a person who becomes successful tends to continue to be successful, and on the other hand, a person who is a failure, tends to continue to fail? It is because of goals. Some of us have them, some don’t.” Earl Nightingale in “Strangest Secret”
Publishing a book is like opening a business. What is an entrepreneur supposed to do in order to start his business, become a successful owner and sell lots of … well, beautiful handbags or lamps for sample or get lots of orders to design gardens or build houses? She or he would have to set up a business plan and do plenty of research in their particular industry. The same research you will have to do:
Writing an ebook or a book for that matter, is not a Get -Rich-Quick exercise – even if some publications try to make you to believe this (“Write & Publish in 7 days”, “How I became Millionaire in three months”…). It takes at least several months until you have a following in social media or until search engines notice your webpage or blog and until you receive responses (and customers). This is the reason why it is so very important for you to start your marketing before you even start writing your book. Yes, that is right, pre-publishing promotion begins long before the book is ready and it is the key to your books success.
Unless you are solely writing for creative expression, as a hobby and not for sale or god-forbid, to make a living – your book has to pay its own way, contributing to greater opportunities and profits. If you’re not prepared to professionally self-publish, professionally promote and professionally market your book, then don’t go the self-publishing route!
Professional means hiring professionals: editors, graphic designers, book layout professionals and marketing staff – unless you are good in designing and marketing – but never do your own editing!
If you’re waiting until the book is finished to start marketing, you are already behind the curve. Finding, reaching and building your audience will take a lot of time. Don’t wait until you are sitting with a warehouse or garage full of books. Build the audience first and then deliver the product.
With self-publishing your success will double: Writing a great book & market it professionally.
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