Book Update

A guide for writers with or without published work. A comprehensive resource that every writer should have in their library in order to learn how to publish, promote, and market themselves on the Internet.

Is your book project ready for the next E-Revolution?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Article: What Myths Hold You Back from Writing an eBook that Promotes You?

You are a professional. You want to make a difference in people's live, and give your audience solutions to their concerns. You want to attract new clients, brand yourself or business or be known as the "go to" person for useful information in your field.

You resist! You have doubts. It takes too long. You are too busy. Your book won't sell. These are reasons, but they aren't real. They are myths. You can write an eBook that will serve you and your clients well and just to start–know that the biggest myth is that you must write and publish traditionally a print book to receive credibility as the go to person in your niche.

Replace These Five Myths With eBook Options

*Myth 1. An eBook is not perceived as valuable or credible as a traditionally published book.

These longer books are not nearly as popular today because we are so busy. Think how much time you spend on reading! And traditional publishing process takes two years or more.

Remember, I'm talking about quality eBooks here. That means the author got chapter guidance to make them engage enough to sell. That means the author knew what the nine hot selling points were BEFORE they wrote the book. This business know how is what pleases readers and brings sales.

For cash flow, new clients and profits, go direct to your audience–your potential clients. Build profits step by step. Start with an eBook, testing it on your blog.

One advantage of writing an eBook first is that you can correct mistakes before you write your print book. As a long time book coach, many a client has come to me and cried over a big inventory of their print books that didn't sell. A waste of money for sure.

*Myth 2. Takes too much time.

When you focus on one topic at a time, you can write chapters fast. When you keep your book length under 100 pages, you can write it in less than a month. If you write a page a day, you will produce 3-4 eBooks in a year. These market your other courses, consulting, and coaching so well. To save time and money mistakes, do some market-driven pre-planning (hot selling points) before you write your book.

*Myth 3. Takes talent and writing ability.

Actually, the less writing know how you have, the better. Natural and organic writing is best. For non-fiction, in your own voice answer your audience's concerns and problems. For fiction, hook your audience in each chapter opening. Start with the most dramatic scene.

If you can talk you can write. Readers want books written by a wise and savvy friend in a conversational style. In my early business days, I felt I was only a trainer, a teacher, a coach. Not a writer! Like me, if you see a need and fill it, you will gather that success you want to be in a higher income zone.

*Myth 4. Takes creativity.

Like me, maybe you write how to books. Self-publishing pro Dan Poynter told me over 20 years ago that information can be repackaged for any particular target audience. It doesn't take creativity, it just takes a little dialogue, a few new ideas and resources. Then you can bring it all together in an organized, short, and simple format to please your reader and potential client. When you get feedback from a book coach on what to leave in and what to leave out, you'll sail through your chapters.

*Myth 5. The book may not bring enough Return on Investment (ROI) for all of your efforts.

Yes, you want your audience to read your book. Then, doubts arise that you won't get your book into enough of your audience's hands for all of your efforts.

Know that if you have a book that shares new, unique, and useful information that speaks to your primary audience, it has enough significance to sell well. A book is far more marketable when you do a little market research and see what people's habits, fears, concerns, complaints, desires, and dreams are. You will find what they seek through long tail key word phrases on Google.

Write an audience profile or "Dear Audience Letter" before you write your book, so your book has an angle, and will stand out from the crowd.

Ray Bradbury said, "I wrote the first draft of "Fahrenheit 451″ in just nine and a half days." He also advises us to write short articles and with social media so prevalent, we can turn some our blog posts into an eBook. A page a day will yield 2 to 3 eBooks a year. If Ray Bradbury can write a book fast, so can YOU.

Think of your benefits in writing a book! Your book expresses who you are. Your clients, associates, and companies who need speakers or coaches will want your book. People want your solutions, inspirational words, and stories. What follows? A lifelong, constant stream of income.

Ready to start your ebook to build ongoing income and gain new clients and sales?

Check out "How to Write Your eBook or Other Short Book – Fast!"




25 year Book Coach, Judy Cullins helps you in business to write a "best seller" and build your brand with a short book to sell all the books and get all the clients you need.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Fridays: Discover a Niche and Sell It Online from Jeannie Pitt (@ibloomdrop)

Free Friday's have infected Marketing for Writers and I thought this was perfect to highlight over here.

Please take advantage of this and download this book right away!

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Discover a Niche and Sell It Online

Ebook By Jeannie Pitt
Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: Jun. 19, 2011
Category: Non-Fiction » Computers and Internet » Internet
Category: Non-Fiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Words: 8796 (approximate)
Language: English

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Ebook Short Description

Everything you need to know about selling products online for profit. A complete overview of how to discover a profitable niche, how to find suppliers, how to get your products online and how to successfully promote your business.

Extended Description

You know there are ways to earn a living online, working from your living room. You’ve heard the success stories and your gut says ‘I can do this!’

But after some research, you’ve found that there’s a huge learning curve and you might be left wondering if you have what it takes to make it.

The answer is YES! There are so many ways to earn a living online. You may never go from broke to millions overnight, but there are hundreds of thousands of people who are earning a comfortable monthly income by selling products and information online. You can easily be one of them. It’s not difficult, and these days there are plenty of tools to help you along. The best part… most of what you need is free!

Many of the tasks necessary for online selling can be automated so that you can spend more time doing what you love. Depending on the direction you decide to take, you could set up your online store and sit back as the orders begin to come in. Others will ship your products or yo... (Read more)


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bringing Attention to Your Ebook with the Publicity it Deserves from @danpoynter


"Twilight Times Books publishes award-winning books. Twenty-three of our
titles have been selected as nominees for Dan Poynter's Global eBook
Awards. We encouraged our authors to enter their books because Dan is
highly regarded in the publishing community and he supports this award
program. The fact that Dan's award program is geared to generate publicity
for not only the winners, but the nominees as well was a very attractive
feature for our authors."

--Lida E. Quillen, Publisher
  Twilight Times Books

Look at all the benefits your book will receive.

--Review copies are sent to book bloggers and subject-matter-expert
bloggers who focus on your book's category.
For example, books on leadership will only go to blogs on leadership.
(Mentions and reviews are valued at more than $500 each)

--Your book's own "micro" website. Your page will stay up as long as the
Awards last. No annual fee.
(You can't buy a  "micro" website that will last indefinitely at any
price. Estimated value: at least $1,000)

--Directory listing on the Global Ebook Awards website by category.
(Value, at least $200)

--Boost your Google Search rankings for your regular site. Your book's
listing on the Global Ebook Awards site will lead to your site and this
will improve your Google search rankings (SEO)
(Estimated value: $500)

--New top five Google search results when people search for "your title"
and "ebook" on Google.
(New website search ranking estimated value: $500)

--We will write and publish news releases for your book if it advances
from Nominated to Finalist or Winner.
(News release writing service valued at $200)

--Weekly book-promotion coaching by Dan Poynter on how to promote your
ebook. (Estimated value more than $1,000)

--Your book submitted to Columbine Communications & Publications for
foreign rights representation. If your book is accepted by Robert Erdmann,
there will be a charge to take it to Frankfurt and other book fairs.
(Worth at least $100)

--A listing in Publishing Poynters Marketplace requesting reviews at
Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com (Imagine what these reviews are worth).

--Video assets for your own ebook trailer based on your status as a
Nominee, Finalist, or Winner. 
 (Worth at least $1,000 for a video
production company to create a 3-D logo of our award and build it into an
ebook trailer for yourself.)

--Award "medals" for Nominated, Finalist and Winner to put on our book
cover, website and book announcements. (Valued at .50 each).

One of our authors reported that just putting our Nominated sticker on her
paperback book resulted $60 in sales in 10 minutes at a book signing when
someone asked about the sticker.

For details on these award benefits, see

All this and more at no additional charge makes every entrant a "winner."
No one goes home empty-handed like other award programs.

Yes and no. We are only evaluating ebooks as the aim of the program is to
bring attention to ebooks.
We hope your book is also available in other editions such as paper.
Audiobook, LARGE PRINT, etc.

Any publicity you receive for one edition will help sell the other

Unlike other book award programs with a single award for ebooks, the
Global Ebook Awards honor numerous categories. (Your mystery will not
compete with a health book just because each is available as an ebook.)
Your book will be honored as the best in its genre/category.

Click on the video.
Also see the FAQs

And there are discounts for quantity submissions. Enter several ebooks, in
more than one category, including Best eBook Cover.

See http://GlobalEbookAwards.com

Time is running out. ACT NOW.

You can help us to help ebooks by forwarding this message to your book
They will thank you for your thoughtfulness.

YOU ARE RECEIVING this message because you are on Dan Poynter's
option-in Publishing Poynters mailing list.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Calling ALL Authors…YOU are invited to the PPS MID-JUNE PROMO DEAL

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Calling ALL Authors…YOU are invited to the PPS MID-JUNE PROMO DEAL

Posted: 07 Jun 2011 04:31 AM PDT


20% Off Regular Price



Hello, my fellow writer;

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  • the title of your latest book (For example, mine is: "Premium Promotional Tips for Writers")

2.)    The cost is $39.99 until MID-JUNE. Expires Sunday, June  12th. (I will e-mail you from my Paypal account – gr5mom2@yahoo.ca for payment).

That's it!

I don't need anything else.

I can get everything off the Internet.

So relax…:).

*Such an advantage posting your cover with the link embedded – Attractive-Symbolic-Simple -This will take the reader directly back  to the site where your book is sold…introducing yourself and your book(s) in detail. The website visitors come from ALL OVER THE WORLD. The total online book enthusiasts are 100,000-MILLIONS…NOW TALK ABOUT MAJOR EXPOSURE! Immediately building your online fan base, increasing the chances of sales.*

PPS PROMO DEAL – For only $39.99—You get:

-         2 week Special Feature on the PPS site (http://www.premiumpromotions.biz )

-         Direct functional links so the viewer clicks on the book cover and this will direct them back to your site where your book is sold.

-         Formal report – I will give you the exact html code I use, with your new functionality linked book widget (so you can load this onto sites). I will also include some free promotional tips that you can incorporate into your marketing plan right away.

-         I'll ping the feature page to over 90 social bookmark sites—boosting you higher in the Search Engines (SEO)

-         Facebook announcements about you and your book will be posted on all these GROWING Facebook pages:

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  • MySpace Status Updates – 350 viewers
  • Linkedin Status Updates – 500+ viewers
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