Of course, if I were doing this in a different location or even selling a different book at that time, my pitch would different. It's something I see in their face or their eyes or in something they say in response to what I've said. One man loved the history of the area but he was hesitant to buy a book that was a love story Calling the book a love story, as opposed to a romance, works better with men.
I even warned him what part of the story had the first kiss so he could skim when he got to that part. He laughed and bought the book. I also learned I did right by setting the price point at a level that a majority of people considered reasonable to pay for a trade paperback book. This was not a strategical move on my part, but I do know that there is an invisible line that most book customers don't usually cross when considering an impulse purchase of a book.
I try to stay below that line. All in all, Saturday at the Authorfest was a successful day. You can also purchase my other book, Thyme for Love, which I was also selling at Authorfest by clicking on the title of the book.
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Until July 29, , I was a traditionally published author only, but things have changed. On that July day, my first independently published novel went on sale, making me a hybrid author. The only choice I had to keep the book in the market place was to step my toe into the waters of independent publishing, bettern known as "going indie. When going indie and publishing your book yourself, you become not only the author, but also the publisher, editor, cover designer, and publicist.
Here is a rough breakdown of the steps I had to take:. A professional edit is normally required, but since TFL was already edited by a professional editor when it was first published, I did not hire an editor. I tweaked the writing in some places and updated the technology, but the content remained the same.
I don't have the ability to produce a professional looking cover at least not yet. The systems for Kindle, print, and other ebook sellers do not accept a Word document. I considered formatting my manuscript myself with the help of written instruction, but in the end, decided to pay a professional formatter. I've never regretted it. When I uploaded the formatted manuscripts, they both passed on the first try. Well worth the nominal expense.
Within days of submitting my manuscript to Amazon's Create Space for print copies, I was able to order author copies at a very reasonable price. Within a week, they arrived at my door, every bit the quality printing I have received from traditional publishing houses. There are a few different packages you can use to upload to Kindle. I chose Kindle Direct for the first 90 days Thyme for Love is on the market.
This program gives Amazon an exclusive, and the agreement can be renewed every 90 days. Several benefits come with this program, including promo packages and advertising. Marketing is the last, and probably the most important, step. Unless you can afford to hire a publicist, you are the publicist. Word of mouth is always the best way to get results, but to get the buzz going you need to get your book title out there.
I've become quite adept at designing memes and posting them in various places like Twitter and reading groups on FaceBook. There's a fine line between posting enough to make your book known, but not so much people stop following you. Twenty-four hours later, the police have no suspects but one thing is clear: a killer has Kira in his sights. Instead, she launches her own investigation, hoping to uncover the answers that have eluded the police.
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