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What does it mean when your book goes to auction?

Started by Rachel E. Pollock. Last reply by Rachel E. Pollock Nov 6. 3 Replies

I've been doing some digging around online about what exactly happens in between "I signed with a literary agent" and "we've sold the book to a publisher."One of the articles that i've come across in…Continue

Personal News Posts Here, Please! Save the Wall for Publishing Industry News

Started by Meg Waite Clayton. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 29. 9 Replies

Dear PIN members, I am trying very hard to keep the main wall in the group to publishing industry news and conversation, so it won't become an advertisement wall. But do post your personal news here;…Continue

Self-publishing Survey - Please Participate

Started by Kelley Harrell. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 28. 5 Replies

"The average self-publisher sells 100 books. Or is it 200? And is that in a year? Or is it over the lifetime of the book? The problem is, we have no idea at all, no way of measuring how we are…Continue

Thought She Writes Romance Writers might want to know about this ontest!

Started by Deborah Riley-Magnus. Last reply by Theresa L Henry Mar 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm the Imprint Editor for the Breathless Books (Romance) Imprint at Assent Publishing, and I'm thrilled to let She Writes members know about this contest! Please pass it on!Good Luck!Deb…Continue

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Comment by Nancy Hinchliff on November 15, 2010 at 8:02am
@Carolyn: Thanks so much for this link.
Comment by Nancy Hinchliff on November 15, 2010 at 8:02am
@Barbara: Your are so right about it being a full-time demanding job...BUT...you have total control over it, which is a very good thing. And you can turn it into a part-time job if you're organized and give it some thought. I have a business I run by myself...a bed and breakast...and I do all my own marketing. I'm able to handle that, write a book, blog, etc, etc. and I expect when my book is published to do my own promoting. The secret is in the organizing.
Comment by Carolyn Barbre on November 15, 2010 at 6:29am
Comment by Carolyn Barbre on November 15, 2010 at 6:27am
Barbara, check out this "Outstanding commentory on author promotion from Betsy lerner" which was listed on Best of the Best tweets for writers for the week ending 11/12/10 at http://publishing perspectives.com/2010/11/should-I-tweet/ It's about much more than tweeting.
Comment by Barbara M Traynor on November 15, 2010 at 5:21am
Love writing; loved self-pub, but .. wish I had had some warning that the entire process includes PR, directing traffic to my site (see comment by Paula Petty), blogging, initiating a newsletter - demanding, a full-time job! Not whining, simply stating that you must "promote first, write second". How do others handle this?
Comment by Paula Petty on November 14, 2010 at 9:28pm
Wendy, thank you for referring this sight. I, too, have a difficult time directing traffic to my sight. This has some good information.
Comment by Valerie Bonham Moon on November 14, 2010 at 12:01pm
Oops. For got that the > < signs (usually reversed to enclose a URL in an email) don't work on She Writes.

http://www.rainydaybooks.com/
Comment by Valerie Bonham Moon on November 14, 2010 at 12:00pm
They are.


At Ms. Rice's talk, the owner announced that the store was celebrating its 35th anniversary.
Comment by Lynne Morgan Spreen on November 14, 2010 at 11:47am
Wow, that is some bookstore! I don't think Condi will make it out here to Hemet, California, though.
Comment by Valerie Bonham Moon on November 14, 2010 at 10:35am
Concerning the support of indie bookstores, we use the local bookstores in different ways. One store, Rainy Day Books, has incorporated "something special" into their business model: they bring authors to the area. The latest was Condoleeza Rice; my husband and I saw her the other night and bought a signed book. We were going to see former President George W. Bush next month, but the ticket deal is 1 book per person, and I don't care to have two hardbacks 'just because.' We're giving that one a miss. The author before that was Garry Trudeau, and for that hardback my husband and I parted with a C-note. Rainy Day Books has a successful business model that I support.

As for Borders, when shopping for a birthday present for finicky 11-year old grandson (the reason for the trip to the bookstore), I'm afraid that one of the 'hobby kit books' (in this case, for building a robot), is what will garner me a passing, "Hey, cool!"

Yes, we also give the children traditional books; no, I don't quiz anyone as to whether they read them, but their mom says they do. The children do know, though, that if they ask for an outing to the bookstore with me, they'll usually get it. Grandma is a sucker for books.
 

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