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New Post: Secrets to Self-Publishing- your guide to self-publishing eBooks and books in print

1 Dec

Secrets_to_Self-Publishing2I finally got this out before Christmas!  I hope you all like it.  This eBook is 36 pages long and has around 17,000 words written all about how easy it is to become an independent author.  The book retails for £5.99 in most areas;  however, there will be certain places online where it will be discounted.  The format is eBook only.

In this eBook I bascially go through the steps, one by one, and explain how to self-publish eBooks as well as books in print.  I go throught the do’s and the don’ts as well as what worked for me and what didn’t work for me.

There is also a section on social media and how to sell your book through those platforms as well as how to market your book.  This eBook will give you hints and tips that many other publishers and/or authors do not share.  This eBook let’s it all hang out!

If you have any questions and/or help publishing your book just drop me a line on Twitter:  @jmcvalentine or email me.  I am also very happy to set up an appointment via skype.

11 more days until the Bud & Roo book launch. The count down begins.

26 Feb

So, today we begin our official countdown!

This week we are meeting with the manager of Waterstones to make final arrangements with the setting up.  And, Suzy is preparing our fliers to hand out.  I will start handing out a few this Saturday at the market and to local families I see passing at the City Centre.  I am sure I will be very annoying, but it’s all about selling yourself.  And, if you are going to market yourself these are the things you’ve got to do.

Wish us luck!

Sell, Sell, Sell

26 Dec

One way to really get yourself out there is to physically walk into the book stores and pitch your book to them.  ‘Divide and conquer.’ A really good friend and business woman said to me over some mulled wine.   Nadia Finer, founder of More to Life Than Shoes, is a someone who understands business.   (http://blog.moretolifethanshoes.com/)

There are so many different marketing techniques that people will try to pitch to you, but in the end you are your best marketing tool.  Especially, if you have a local, children’s book like Suzy & I have.  We support our local printers utilizing a London, local printers and appreciate the same support from our local retailers.

We spend all day Sunday walking in and out local shops and getting quite a few leads as well as sales.  So rock on!

After the New Year we are going to meet and come up with a London plan to really get our book out there.  And, because our first edition is subtitled, The Beach I think I am going to focus on selling it around the coast.

Try thinking out of the box.  Figure out ways how to sell your book that isn’t the norm.

Thanks, Nadia for all of your tips as well as the mulled wine!


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