"I used to do book signings many years ago. Generally, they can be quite boring.
Today, I find them a waste of precious time even though I only work two or three hours a day.
There are hundreds of ways to market books that are much more effective…"
"Endorsements still work to a certain extent but not like they used to because a lot of books have these endorsements.
Insofar as an "authentic endorsement", people in the industry know that most of the endorsements by famous…"
"An artist once told me that he didn't sell much of his work because he didn't have an ego and this prevented him from selling much of his art.
It took me about a half-hour of debate to finally convince him that claiming you have no ego is…"
"The difference between a best-selling book and a bomb is still marketing strategy.
Yes, you can sell junk books (that very few people want) with the right creative marketing campaign. “There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot…"
"Sell people a book that people want to read and not necessarily what they need to read. Just because people may need your book to be happier or more successful or more knowledgeable or more entertained in life doesn't necessarily mean…"
"I just had to add this:
Jane Friedman in an article in the most recent Writer's Digest magazine poses this as one of the most important questions for people considering self-publishing their book:
"Do your readers prefer print or…"
"My opinion (for what it is worth) is that this passage says it all:
"To know and not to do is still yet not to know."— Buddhish Saying
In other words, if you do not walk the talk, you do not know what you are talking…"
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Brendon Burchard at his Experts Academy Seminar encourages all participants to write and publish a book.
Brendon emphasizes, "Not an ebook — but a real book!"
Brendon says that there is no better way to…"
"Simply because the number of places to sell books has gone down dramatically. A lot of independent bookstores have gone out of business, Borders is gone, and even Barnes and Nobles stores are carrying fewer books than they used to. Thus, it is…"
I will answer this with a quotation from one of my favorite writers:
"There aren't just a few of you scattered out throughthe land who are creatures of light and everyoneelse is a lump of clay. You're all light…"
"I will soon find out how difficult this is with three new books I intend to self-publish in print form.
Fact is, it is much harder today than ten years ago.
Here's are some numbers recently
In 2009, I self-published Career Success Without a…"
"Good point, Jeff, about not feeling published if you only have an ebook.
This is something that I forgot to add.
I have given away over 13,000 copies of my print books over the years. I love giving them to waiters and waitresses in…"
"Depends on the type of book.
I had this revelation one day while riding my bicycle.
Books Make Great Gifts!
Not E-books, Silly,
So if you write a book and have it published in print edition, make sure it that makes a great gift!
"Apparently book advances have come down a lot. But I would never be concerned about book advances. When a well-known publisher in 1997 offered me no advance but a royalty rate of 30 percent of net receipts for one of my books, I didn't know…"