Create Your Writer Platform

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599635750
Release Date: 2012-11-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career"--P. [4] of cover.

Build Your Author Platform

Author: Carole Jelen
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781939529299
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Reference

A great book is no longer enough. An author platform is the most powerful key to success in today’s saturated market, and increasingly, publishers are demanding that new authors come to them with an existing audience of interested followers. Authors who are self-publishing have an even bigger need to build an engaged audience. Social media makes building the writer platform easier than ever, but, unfortunately, most authors struggle to get it right. How can authors create their unique platform, connect with followers, write a manuscript, and grow their business? In Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules, top literary agent Carole Jelen and tech expert Michael McCallister apply their combined 35 years of expertise to outline 14 practical, hands-on steps to create a presence that will produce high book sales and expanded audience. From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, authors will learn how to: • Define goals and a unique brand • Employ successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews • Attract viewers efficiently without cost Filled with detailed lessons, examples, success stories, and techniques used by marketing departments at major publishers, Build Your Author Platform is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, promoting, and marketing books.

The Author Training Manual

Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599637679
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

If you want to write a book that's going to sell to both publishers and readers, you need to know how to produce a marketable work and help it become successful. It starts the moment you have an idea. That's when you begin thinking about the first elements of the business plan that will make your project the best it can be. The reality is that you don't want to spend time and energy writing a book that will never get read. The way to avoid that is to create a business plan for your book, and evaluate it (and yourself) through the same lens that an agent or acquisitions editor would. The Author Training Manual will show you how to get more creative and start looking at your work with those high standards in mind. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, or intend to publish traditionally or self-publish, author Nina Amir will teach you how to conduct an effective competitive analysis for your work and do a better job at delivering the goods to readers than similar books that are already on the shelf. Packed with step-by-step instructions, idea evaluations, sample business plans, editor and agent commentaries, and much more, The Author Training Manual provides the information you need to transform from aspiring writer to career author.

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire

Author: Rob Eagar
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599634234
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Promote and Sell Your Work! You've written a book, but if it doesn't sell, what's the point? In Sell Your Book Like Wildfire, marketing expert Rob Eagar explains how to use the best promotional methods available to get your book noticed and drive sales. You'll learn how to: Increase your book sales by driving readers to bookstores and online retailers Build a brand that makes your books stand out from the crowd Secure more media interviews and speaking engagements Connect with key influencers who spread word of mouth Create raving fans who buzz about your book on social media Ignite your confidence to sell more books and make more money as an author. Whether you're a first-timer or an old-hand, self-published or traditionally published, a novelist or non-fiction writer, this is the only marketing guide you'll ever need.

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599638928
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Reference

How to Blog a Book, Revised and Expanded Edition shows you how to plan a successful book that you can then blog into existence while building your platform and attracting potential publishers. Aspiring authors learn how to create a blogged book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject, targeted posts, and a readership large enough to get noticed by an agent or a publisher.

Get Known Before The Book Deal

Author: Christina Katz
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 158297554X
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sell Your First Book & Develop a Successful and Sustainable Writing Career Before you can land a book deal—before you can even attract the interest of agents and editors—you need to be visible. How do you become visible? You develop a platform, or a way of reaching your readers. Everybody can develop a platform, and this book shows you how to do it while you're still writing. This book offers: A step-by-step approach to creating, growing, and nurturing a platform An economical approach to self-promotion (no need to spend thousands) A clear way to uncover your strengths and weaknesses as an author The strategies that are essential (or not) to online promotion A philosophy of authorship that leaves you confident, empowered, and equally partnered with agents, editors, and publishers (instead of waiting to be discovered) A diverse set of tools and methods for getting known (not just web-based tools or ideas for extroverts) After you read this book, you'll be able to answer the inevitable question: "What's your platform?" You'll learn the hows and whys of becoming visible and how to cultivate visibility from scratch. Best of all, you won't need any previous knowledge or experience to get started. Growing a writing career isn't just about landing one book deal and then scrambling like crazy. There is a more strategic and steady way to lay the groundwork so you can avoid scrambling altogether—and Get Known Before the Book Deal is the only comprehensive book that shows you how.

Social Media for Writers

Author: Tee Morris
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781599639260
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Reference

Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google& --Publisher

Your Book Your Brand

Author: Dana Kaye
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 9781682303795
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Business & Economics

You’ve finished your book. That’s step one. Book publicist Dana Kaye now takes you through step two: getting your book into the hands of legions of readers. How we read books is changing rapidly, and so is where we buy them. From the rise of eBooks to the impact of online retail sales through companies like Amazon to the wide acceptance of self-publishing as a natural path—countless authors are writing books and then wondering what to do with them. If they decide to bring their book to market themselves, how do they ensure they will reach audiences without a marketing or publicity department and without the budgets and outreach that publishers have? If a house has acquired the rights and promises to publish, how does that writer supplement the work of those publicity managers and develop a direct relationship with everyone from the media to potential fans? Throughout her career, Dana Kaye has helped authors raise their profiles. As the head of her own independent PR firm, Kaye Publicity, Dana Kaye has succeeded in getting her client’s books into the hands of as many readers as possible. She has been a driving force behind numerous bestselling authors across all genres, from thriller authors like Gregg Hurwitz and Jamie Freveletti to children's authors like Liz Climo and Claudia Gray, and now she brings her insights to you. Kaye walks writers through all of their options, taking the anxiety out of the pitching process and teaching them how to be their own best promoters. Sharp, intuitive, and user-friendly, Dana Kaye’s guide is a must-have for all authors with bestselling aspirations. "When it comes to professionalism, hard work and dedication, Dana is the best there is! She has been invaluable in helping me build my brand, and has come up with really inventive ways to promote my books (like fun contests, which help me not only promote my books but also connect with my fans!)" — Liz Climo, Author and Illustrator of Lobster is the Best Medicine "Dana Kaye doesn't just come up with unique, out-of-the-box PR campaigns, she has the ability to execute them...[O]ne of the best publicists in the business." — James Rollins, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author "There's a reason I didn't hire an outside publicist through my first ten books. It's because I hadn't yet met Dana. Smart, no-nonsense, creative, and to the point, she's the best in the business. And you lucky readers get to hire her for only $16.99." — Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Orphan X "I wholeheartedly recommend Dana Kaye's Your Book, Your Brand. In the years I've known and worked with Dana, her ideas and strategies have been pragmatic, effective and cost efficient. I count her as an amazing and essential resource for my clients and the agency. I plan to buy this book by the carton and distribute it not just to clients but to my writer friends as well." — Janet Reid, Agent at Fine Print Literary

Blogging for Writers

Author: Robin Houghton
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1781572135
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Blogs

The writers world has undergone a revolution in the last decade. With 30 million bloggers (in the US alone), many of whom consider themselves to be writers, blogging has brought the fiercest competition to the writing profession, but it is also something that a good writer, with a little guidance, can turn fully to their advantage. Blogging for Writers shows you how. Opening the door on this exciting world, it profiles the best and most imaginative writer-driven blogs and details how you can start your own blog and see it flourish. From which platform to use (Blogger, WordPress, etc) to setting up the perfect blog; from layout and design to getting the tone right; from social networking and getting noticed to finding a readership and liaising with publishers, Blogging for Writers lays out the fundamentals and then digs deeper, advising how to make your blog and your skills stand out from the pack and, essentially, bring the customers your way.

Platform

Author: Michael S. Hyatt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781595555038
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Discusses how to create a platform and build an audience using social media technologies.

Get a Literary Agent

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781599638010
Release Date: 2015-01-14
Genre: Reference

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent! If you dream of scoring the best possible deal with a traditional publisher and seeing your book in print, you need literary representation. Filled with practical, straightforward advice and insider tips, Get a Literary Agent is a one-stop resource for writers of both fiction and nonfiction. You'll learn how to: Research agents and target the best ones for your work Navigate the submission process--from best practices to possible pitfalls Craft a polished query letter and pitch your work effectively Assemble a book proposal like a pro Form a lasting partnership with your agent You'll also gain the advice of more than 100 literary agents who share their secrets for securing representation. If you've ever wondered what a literary agent can do for you--and why you need one--this invaluable guide provides the answers.

Publishing 101

Author: Jane Friedman
Publisher: MBA for Writers
ISBN: 9780986312601
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Genre: Reference

Learn the basics of the publishing industry

How to Write a Book Proposal

Author: Jody Rein
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440348211
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Reference

THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The better your proposal, the better the editor, publisher, and deal you will get. Nailing your proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how to brand yourself, build a platform, and structure your book. You'll learn it all in this breezy top-to-bottom revision of the classic 100,000-copy best-seller. Inside How to Write a Book Proposal 5th Edition, you will find: Examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure deals Guidance from agents, publishers, and writers Ways to customize your proposal Strategies for proposals in the Digital Age Effective structures for narrative writers A list of the "Top Ten Proposal Killers" This sassy, thorough guide from industry professionals Jody Rein and Michael Larsen will become your go-to for advice about publishing.

Publishing E Books For Dummies

Author: Ali Luke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118352021
Release Date: 2012-08-20
Genre: Computers

Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid marketing tips for selling your e-book, including using blogging and social media and how to build an online platform. It also discusses key technologies you'll encounter, including Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, E-junkie, and others. Helps readers navigate the confusing, time-consuming, and often costly world of self-publishing an e-book Provides both technical how-tos as well solid marketing advice on how to sell your e-book using Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other social media sites Covers essential technologies, such as Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, and E-junkie Explores e-book devices, including Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, iPad, and other tablets Delves into the nitty-gritty of e-book formats Before you self-publish your e-book, start first with Publishing eBooks For Dummies.

The Forgotten Flapper

Author: Laini Giles
Publisher: Sepia Stories Publishing
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Fiction

A presence lurks in New York City’s New Amsterdam Theatre when the lights go down and the audience goes home. They say she’s the ghost of Olive Thomas, one of the loveliest girls who ever lit up the Ziegfeld Follies and the silent screen. From her longtime home at the theater, Ollie’s ghost tells her story from her early life in Pittsburgh to her tragic death at twenty-five. After winning a contest for “The Most Beautiful Girl in New York,” shopgirl Ollie modeled for the most famous artists in New York, and then went on to become the toast of Broadway. When Hollywood beckoned, Ollie signed first with Triangle Pictures, and then with Myron Selznick’s new production company, becoming most well known for her work as a “baby vamp,” the precursor to the flappers of the 1920s. After a stormy courtship, she married playboy Jack Pickford, Mary Pickford’s wastrel brother. Together they developed a reputation for drinking, club-going, wrecking cars, and fighting, along with giving each other expensive make-up gifts. Ollie's mysterious death in Paris’ Ritz Hotel in 1920 was one of Hollywood’s first scandals, ensuring that her legend lived on.