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What do you do when your mother feels that you don’t trust her? If you’re Samira Joshi, and your mother is an elite spy who works for RAW, the first thing you do is … hide the knives. After that, you go straight to the therapist that she has chosen. For, when your...
We thought it would be fun for you all to get to know them better. So, we’ve emailed them each these questions and posting them on our blog for you to “encounter” them.
We are excited to welcome this month's new authors to The Author Encounter!!!! The Author Encounter welcomes Authors from every genre and this new batch is no exception! From Romance to Historic we got you’ve cover! Our New Authors are Monica La Porta, David H Millar...
Happy Wednesday Everyone!I've been trying to update this blog at least once a month--sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I don't have a consistent schedule set up, so I guess at the end of every month, come check-in and see if I've put up a new post.So, now for...
Can old books become new bestsellers? Well yes, they can, without a doubt. Just imagine, for a moment, that your book had a set-up that utilizes all available data and technology in establishing a unique customer experience. Imagine your book standing out, even without a strong advertising budget, lead by data-driven sales strategy… it’s not impossible, not by any stretch.
As a book marketing specialist who deals daily with the media, I learned a long time ago that a common mistake in crafting media pitch letters is making them too long. We live in the Twitter world of 140 characters or less. This has trained people to be impatient and critical of long winded introductions. The same is true of query letters to an agent. A query letter should be no more than half a page. You have to know exactly what agents want to hear, what they’re looking for. Tell them only that and end the letter right there! Keep it short, keep it sweet and you’ll be one step closer to landing an agent.
“Your reader must always be your main concern.” – Stephen King Truer words have rarely been spoken. Because whether you’re writing a book, selling your product (online or in print), writing an email, or simply talking to someone, your primary focus should always be the person you’re trying to influence.
Is emailing once a week enough? once a day too much? Here are the best and worst email schedules I’ve ever seen – and what earns them those titles.
Anyone can slap up a blog or write an e-book on a subject they are interested in or know a lot about. You have to go one step further, and make your blog, unique or different in some way.