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You Are Not Alone – Get a Mentor

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You Are Not Alone
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You just wanted to write – and upload your book to Amazon, expecting that it becomes an instant hit. The writing – your skills – an art you mastered, is making you proud. However the publishing / marketing process feels scary … and you never before thought about becoming an entrepreneur.
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Sure, you know all the benefits of self-publishing:

  • Author-publishing brought your book much faster to market, than waiting almost two years till it hits the shelves, even if you got a publishing contract
  • The marketing part will always be completely on you, no matter if you self-publish or if you go with a big traditional publisher
  • As a self-publisher you keep full control over the book design, the sales outlets, the price and the time your book will be on the market (maybe forever) – just to name a few
  • if your book is successful you can make a lot more money than a “published author”

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You learned a lot already:
You read all the blog articles how to become a real author-publisher, even with printed books and their distribution to bookstores, running from April 8 – April 13 on https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/

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But you still have many questions… it seems, as if you have to learn a complete new profession. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone on your site to help you with:

  • all the details of the e-book and print book production process 
  • how readers can find your book on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Apple etc.
  • how you can create your “platform” and establish a brand as a writer
  • how you set up a blog/website and a social media presence
  • which reader forums you should join 
  • … plus all these questions you did not even know to ask
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The Value of Mentor-ship
We do not only work for our clients during the time you actually book us, but long after, giving you regularly tips and news.  The articles we write about your book will stay on our sites forever.
With our help, self-publishing and book marketing can become an enjoyable journey for you: We help you to save time, money and efforts in your publishing / book marketing process.
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Take Advantage of Our Professional Help
We have studied business, marketing and e-publishing and have 30 years publishing experience. We customize coaching to your needs and teach you:

  • how you can establish a brand as a writer
  • the publishing and retail possibilities
  • all the pre-publishing book marketing steps
  • blogging & automatic posting of your articles to Twitter, FB, Google+, Goodreads…
  • how to save a lot of time using social media sites for reader contacts 
  • researching your possible competition & popularity of genres/positioning
  • how to identify your target readers & plan your blog content & marketing strategies
  • how to find lots of readers, book bloggers & reviewers
  • … and the list goes on and on. Don’t forget: Writing is an art – publishing a business!

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Would you learn to drive a car or fly a plane without instructor? 
It is frightening first, but once you have learned it – with a professional instructor on your site – gaining self-confidence, it becomes sheer pleasure for you. Everything you accomplished in life makes you proud and is fun doing. So will be author-publishing and book marketing!

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If you would like to get help in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only $179 for 3 months! Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/ to advertise your new book, specials or your KDP Select Free Days.

For your questions and to get testimonials contact us via: 111Publishing  gmail.com

Further reading and details:
https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/10-reasons-to-get-help-boosting-your-books-success/
https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/writing-is-an-art-publishing-is-a-business/

  • we offer weekend classes for groups,
  • individual online seminars, targeted to your needs for a very low fee
  • and even a publishing / book marketing seminar at sea

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3 Options for Authors to Sell their Books

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… the ONLY three options.

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Money
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Scenario 1
You worked very hard for a year or two on your books’ manuscript. You even paid for professional help to write a convincing query letter and you got a list of agents to contact. All your friends and family promised to buy your book once it hits the shelves. You write query after query, contact lots of agents and you play the waiting game. Nothing happens. You assure yourself that many famous writers such as Stephen King, John Le Carre, J.K. Rowling, George Orwell, William Faulkner, or John Grisham experienced dozens of rejections

After a year or two, maybe your manuscript is picked up by a (real) publisher, not those POD’s or Vanity Publishers. You are happy to be published and even receive a small advance – in exchange of not owning the book anymore, at least until your contract ends, and to have no or very little influence over the cover and to be forced to make lots of manuscript changes. What the publisher doesn’t tell you is that they will NOT market you book other than list it and distribute it to book stores. They are only delivering your book from where it is ordered.

Actively promoting is the job of the author – unless you are a famous and established author. And even those are marketing their books, just watch the Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook and Google+ pages of bestseller authors.
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Scenario 2
You are well-off and after many rejections from big publishing houses you decide to invest in your book, spend hundreds for a good editor. Your book cover is fabulous. You found a professional book printer for several thousand dollars and contracted distribution to book stores who might order your book – if someone asks for your title. And you even found a great ebook formatter and uploaded your work to Amazon, Kobo, B&N etc.
You spend a tremendous amount of money in advertisements, printed and online, through an advertisement agency. Barely any sales, and a very poor “ROI”, return of investment.
You decide to go where your readers are: in bookstores and at book faires. You contact stores and even get some book signings, but you have to advertise them, as the stores don’t do anything to promote your event or your book. Same with your presentations at book faires, where you have to pay for your booth or table, electricity and other expenses, such as travel costs. After all these expenses, not much is left from your book sales.
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Scenario 3
You are not so well-off as the author in scenario 2. You have to find out how to do your marketing on a shoestring. Before you write your book you research the competition, the genre, the potential in readers. You do your research and draft a marketing plan. You expand your already existing Facebook and Twitter presence with Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr etc. as you learned you can easily connect them all together. You write a blog post at least once a week and “feed” automatically your Social Media posts.  Your next step is a website from where you can sell your book as well, once it is finished.

While you write your book, you make already “friends” and “followers”. You join Goodread and Wattpad or Biblio Connection, interact with readers and writers alike and leave single chapters of your upcoming book for readers to comment on and to “test the waters”. These folks might become even your beta readers and book reviewers, once the manuscript is finished. Once your book is finished and formatted as an e-book you join more reader forums and list it not only there, but also on several dozens of top websites for book lovers.

What else can you do:
To get 5,000 or more followers or thousands of email addresses, social media is invaluable.
Social media provides a good opportunity to reach readers, however, you might consider public speaking e.g. at writers conferences or free workshops at your local library, and publish lots of articles (always with a link to your website, blog or book sales page) at local newspapers and to use for other media, even for TV and Radio shows, or send out regular newsletters to your readers. It doesn’t mean you have to write completely new articles, just spin and re-purpose the ones you already have.

You leverage the power of free: Giving resources away allows skeptical readers to get enough content to talk about your book – and to make it easy for them to share content with their friends. Sample chapters, quizzes, special reports, and how-to articles are all good giveaway possibilities. If you haven’t yet landed on the radar of most people, you need an entirely different strategy. If this is your first work, give away as many books as you can and get your words out there.
A few authors with inexpensive books made even more money on Amazon while on the KDP Select program through Prime Member lending than by way of regular sales.

E-books are a way of “testing the waters” for print books and there are ways to “real self-publish” and to distribute your book(s) worldwide

There are so many ways to do “Book Marketing on a Shoestring” (this book is available soon). If you want to get help and valuable support, sign up now for a Book Marketing online seminar, where you get hundreds of more tips and practical support to market your book for free. 

As an author of hopefully soon several books, you are a brand. Start thinking and acting like one, and create a serious marketing strategy. Seth Godin, Marketing Guru, once said: “Be patient, do good work, keep doing good word and then do more good work… and it will pay off.”

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How to Bring More Fun in Promoting Your Book

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The Road to Success – Photo by Michael Gras

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Planing to write a book – or having one or more books already on the market?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone helping you to promote your book and show you: 

  • How to navigate all these Social Media sites?
  • And teaching you successful book marketing? 
  • Making it all fun – and not a daunting task?
  • Publicizing your book on all major social media sites for you?
  • Having someone you can ask all the questions you might have about self-publishing and book promotion?  

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We will show you how easy it can be, once you learn the insider tricks!  

And most important: You will get this professional help for  just a dollar per day for a full three months! Actually only $98 for the whole package during the next three months! We are offering all this to authors, new and experienced. Besides writing useful free blogs and books to help authors navigate self-publishing, we are providing seminars and workshops. However, not everyone has the time to come for a whole weekend or longer to attend these courses. And there are writers everywhere in all parts of the world who cannot attend seminars easily.

For those we created an individual ONLINE BOOK MARKETING SEMINAR with one-on-one instruction over the phone (Skype) and through email, plus three month of advertising your book several times a day on all major social media sites.  To introduce this new marketing help, we are offering it for almost “next to nothing”.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post, when I explain

in detail how I can help you to achieve your goals

or visit: http://www.111publishing.com/seminar/

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