Saturday, January 29, 2011

Self-Published Authors - Take Note

There is a website:  which is willing to give exposure to books by self-published authors.  More and more writers are self-publishing these days, with less stigma attached than in the past.  Often, though, it is still difficult to promote your book because of old notions that only traditionally published books can be good.  Check this site out.  They will be doing a launch in March of self-published books.  Make sure yours is on there.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Promotional Tip

I managed to rant a while back about perseverance, and when, or if, it is too much.  Well, I do have a promotional tip which works pretty well in selling your book.  Check out the over-55 communities in your area.  These are the places where active seniors live independently but like to be in an atmosphere that offers activities.  These complexes usually have an activities director who is always looking for events for their residents.  I have found that they love to have authors come and speak about their book, the writing process, and how it was published.  Many are writing memoirs so really appreciate the opportunity to hear a writer talk about their experiences.  I've spoken to many such groups in my area and I always sell and sign books at the end.  I've also invested in book-size colorful gift bags and tissue and offer free gift wrapping if anyone wishes to buy a signed book for a gift.  This has gone over well too.   So, readers, look for those senior complexes in your area, contact the activities director, and sell yourself.  You should have a good reception.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"She Writes" Anthology

Readers, look for the "She Writes" anthology, to be published in February by Windflower Press.  My essay submission "The Rain in Spain Did Not Stay on the Plain" will be in it.  I was thrilled to be included in this anthology of female writers and look forward to seeing the finished book.

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