Most books for potential authors show how to pick subjects, find agents, and connect with a publisher. Veteran authors Kathleen Brehony & Karen Jones explain that writers also need to lead the promotion of their book-either working with a publisher or on their own-to determine whether it will be a bestseller or a bust. They offer a step-by-step introduction to the fundamentals of book promotion-from getting reviews to setting up bookstore events-with plenty of practical advice and examples of what to expect. It also includes an emphasis on the creative strategies authors can use to make their book a commercial success.
Their unique new approach focuses on the exciting side of getting published-showing authors how to be published both happily and successfully-and have a ton of fun while promoting themselves and their work.
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As a lifelong reader, and a novice writer, I've bought dozens of books on writing. This one, so much more than any of the others, gives the reader (the budding writer as well as published authors) the nuts and bolts of marketing tactics and promotion...methods to get your published book flying off the shelves and creative ways to make darned sure it continues to do so. I think every writer needs to read and refer to this book often. It should be on your shelf with your other reference books, your Thesaurus, and your Dictionary. It's written with a delightful sense of humor - Jones and Brehoney are rib-tickling, belly-laughing funny in their approach. It's obvious that their love of writing and warm support of others is sincere. Casual and living room 'put your feet up and stay a while' friendly, their writing style is warm and easy to understand...in addition to being completely thorough and jammed with necessary information you'll need if you follow their down-to-earth advice. They even provide names and addresses of suggested 'contacts' to help you along the way to success, and you'll find it obvious that they honestly want you to 'make it' and have tons of fun on your way.