“The First and Last Thanksgiving” Made Book of the Week on the Hugh Hewitt Show

“The First and Last Thanksgiving” Made Book of the Week on the Hugh Hewitt Show

Monday, October 16, 2017
Washington, DC, USA
The First and Last Thanksgiving Made Book of the Week on the Hugh Hewitt Show!
Diane Kube’s daughter Courtney Kube was able to present it as a panelist on the show!

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Kate Frank – How to Write a Book in a Digital World

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson interview Kate Frank. You have a book trapped inside YOU and it is screaming to be let out. You think about what your book would say almost every day. When you look at available books on your subject matter, you know you have something more to add to the current knowledge.

 

Yet you hesitate to venture into the unknown world of book authoring and publishing. You are an expert in your industry, but the business of creating a published book is completely different. You yearn to release your wisdom into the world and watch people and profits grow. You wonder where you would even start. You have an advocate, ghostwriter, rewrite copywriter and publishing connection ready to help make your dreams come true. Meet Kate Frank.  Contact her to help you write your book today.

Email Kate at Kate@KateWritesRight.com.

Watch the PODCAST NOW on Apple Podcast or Stitcher Radio.

Or visit our PODCAST on our website.

 

 

For more information about Kate, visit http://www.authorlegacyresource.com

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Why I’m Turning Trad-Pub Deals Down

Why I’m Turning Trad-Pub Deals Down

by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

I’ve been asked by writers and others if I’d ever query traditional publishers again.

As a matter of fact, I’ve gotten queried by traditional publishers a couple of times in the past year.  I’m not really sure why, since there now seem to be many cozy writers out there. I’ve politely rejected them.

It’s not that I had a bad trad-pub experience. It’s just that I’ve had a better self-pub experience.

Reasons I’ve decided to stick with self-publishing:

I make more money writing independently of a publisher.  This is by far the top reason. I even made more self-publishing a few books than I did with more traditionally published books on the shelves.

I exploit all my rights and publish my book in a variety of formats or internationally. I can expand my reach to find more readers.  Publishers frequently hold onto your international, audio book rights, etc.

I can make changes to my self-published books.  Sometimes I’ll hear from readers about formatting or typos in my trad-published books…and it’s very frustrating knowing there’s nothing I can do.

I can make changes to my online profiles at the retailers and distributors I deal directly with.  I had to deal with a lot of red tape to even get my photo up on Penguin Random House’s site last week. I was stunned to find it wasn’t up there. After all, I’ve written for the publisher since 2010 and my photo was available to them for the backs of the books.

The only reason I was able to jump through the hoops and get the picture uploaded was because an employee at Penguin for the Berkley imprint went above and beyond the call of duty as a conduit between me and the art department.  My Memphis books aren’t listed or linked to on the page…they’re stranded in some sort of Nowhere Land without an author bio or picture, but at this point I  don’t have the time to deal with it.  Plus, my Riley Adams profile there has no bio or picture.

I can run promotions on books with lagging sales. I can make a book free. I can give a book away to gain newsletter subscribers (and then inform them of new releases for later sales gains). I can run quick weekend sales to make my books more visible on retail sites.

I can devote all my time and best ideas to the series that will pay me best. If I wrote an additional series for a trade publisher, I wouldn’t have as much time to devote to my other series.  I felt at the end of my traditional publishing that I was saving my best ideas for my ‘own’ books.

I don’t feel the need to prove anything. Originally, it did feel good to be validated by a gatekeeper…I was a newer writer and I needed that. Now, I prefer reader validation. It’s ultimately more valuable.

I have price control. If I switched back to traditional publishing, my readers would experience higher prices for my new books and they’d be emailing me to ask me why.

I can choose my book covers. I got lucky with the covers I had from Penguin Random House.  But going from complete creative control over the covers back to no control (they did always ask me what I thought of a cover before they signed off on it, but if I hadn’t liked it, I’m not sure they’d have pulled it/reworked it) would be challenging.

I can release books when I want. There could be large gaps between books: more than a year.  Now I can release a couple of books in the same series in a year’s time, if I like.

There were also certain things about traditional publishing that I just didn’t like.  For one,  I didn’t like losing my editors to layoffs, etc.  This meant I was an ‘orphaned’ writer whose series would likely not get renewed.

I didn’t like the contracts that I was seeing with non-compete clauses. I didn’t like being offered digital-only contracts later in the game.

What do you like about self-publishing? Or, to hear the other side, what draws you to traditional publishing?

 

See Original Post at http://elizabethspanncraig.com/5424/why-im-turning-trad-pub-deals-down/

10 Ways to Make Money With a Book

10 Ways to Make Money With a Book

It is Jenn & Melanie again.  We want to share with you the top 10 ways to make money with your book!

Check out this quick video.

Here is a quick summary of the Top 10 ways!
1- Have a Lead Capture Page
2- Pre frame a meeting
3- Foot in the Door Strategy
4- Meet with a VIP or Celebrity
5- Get Speaking Gigs – Sell your book at the back of the room – On Stage Giveaway or Sale
6- Trade Shows & Events – Trade your book for a business card or drawing
7- Call to Action
8- Free Giveaway to a bigger product
9- Joint Ventures
10- Press Release & Media
BONUS – Charge More MONEY as an Expert in your field.

Learn More by reading the book BOOKS TO BUCKS
visit http://www.BooksToBucks.net

 

Lynda Lighthouse Transier Hits #1 Amazon Best-Seller List

Lynda Lighthouse Transier Hits #1 Amazon Best-Seller List

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Houston, TX–Thursday, June 02, 2016 – Lynda Lighthouse Transier Hits #1 Amazon Best-Seller List With Her New Book Suddenly Single Woman’s Guide to Surviving Divorce: Learn The Things No One Tells You. Get What You Deserve: Financial Security, Emotional & Physical Stability, Manage Expectations of Family & Friends.

The book was released on June 1st by Amazon.com – the nation’s #1 place to buy books.
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Lynda Lighthouse Transier had been married thirty years when her husband, unexpectedly filed for divorce. This book is a personal reflection on what women have to do to make it through divorce, recover on the other side, and regain their balance in life.

In the quest to survive an unwanted divorce, many roadblocks arise that blindside women, creating havoc and swamping their lives like feeder bands of rain in a hurricane. The hurdles may be legal, financial, relational, emotional, physical, or spiritual. As one who has been through it all, and walked with other women through it all, Lynda tells it like it is, helping women face their current reality, anticipate hidden potholes, grasp onto resources old and new, and hang on until their boat stops rocking. And it will stop rocking!

All the while, Lynda interjects humor and the empathetic voice of a good friend, helping women emerge on the other side more whole than they ever imagined and able to (as author H. Jackson Brown wrote) “live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.”

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you” my mantra. If ever there was a time to practice “The Golden Rule”, it is when you are navigating the life-altering, blindsiding divorce process. Lynda’s goal is to help you through the quicksand, and provide you with a lifeline of insight how to come out the other side a happier, healthier and more wholly satisfied “suddenly single” woman.

On the day of release, Suddenly Single Woman’s Guide to Surviving Divorce: Learn The Things No One Tells You started its upward movement towards best-seller status in four Amazon.com categories with its June 1st release and has reached #1 best-seller status in categories: Divorce, Family Relationships, Divorce & Separation Family Law, and Family & Health Law

Lynda Lighthouse Transier is a University of Texas graduate, former special education teacher, and blogger. She has chaired events for over fifteen non-profits in Houston and is a current or former board member of eleven nonprofits, including the Houston Ballet Foundation, the Houston Arts Alliance, and VICTORY/American Cancer Society. She loves time with her grandchildren, horse riding, fostering dogs, and blogging at SuddenlySingleWomen.me

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