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Famous Writers Who Self-Published: Busting a Self-Publishing Myth - Huffington Post

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Famous Writers Who Self-Published: Busting a Self-Publishing Myth Huffington Post Book promotion guru John Kremer introduces his Self-Publishing Hall of Fame by writing, "You could stock a superb college library or an incredible bookstore just from...
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TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter

TwitLonger is the easy way to post more than 140 characters to Twitter (Worth sharing!
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Success In Writing, Publishing And Marketing Takes Time With Jane Friedman

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There are a number of key influencers in the publishing blogosphere, and Jane Friedman is definitely one of them.


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Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths | Jane Friedman

Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths | Jane Friedman | publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
This infographic breaks down the key 4 publishing paths, their value to authors, and examples of each.

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Book Marketing using Amazon Freebies | Jon McDonald - Website ...

Jon McDonald – Website and Blog - Jon McDonald, author of Divas Never Flinch.
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Have You Got a Marketing Plan for Your Book?

Have You Got a Marketing Plan for Your Book? | publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
. . Marketing possibilities for your book sometimes seem to be overwhelming. Use this article to schedule and divide it into small pieces to execute one at a time - make it a habit to work on it ev...
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What Good Salespeople Know That Writers Should | Jane Friedman

What Good Salespeople Know That Writers Should | Jane Friedman | publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

What ultimately spurred my decision to self-publish was a quality that had served me well during the 25 years I spent selling commercials on radio and television stations.

 

Impatience. Simply put, I got tired of waiting for someone else to publish me.

Good salespeople are like that. They don’t like to wait. They like to make things happen. They don’t like to be told no. They grow a tough skin toward rejection and work hard not to take any they receive personally. They look for another way, always willing to try anything once even if it means risking failure. Because they understand that every no is really just a step closer to a yes. And standing still and waiting … well that just isn’t an option if you want to go somewhere.

 

I tried to quell this part of my personality when the agent who believed in my novel took it on during one of the worst times in recent economic history. I was told that this was how publishing went. Slowly. At a snail’s pace. No one and nothing moved fast, and if I wanted to make it a career, I would have to get used to it.

 

I didn’t. In fact I just grew more impatient. I started following people like Seth Godin and Jane Friedman who talked about the changing world of publishing. I learned quickly that with or without a traditional publisher I was still going to have to sell. I was a writer now, but a writer in a new and increasingly noisy landscape. Knowing how to sell was an asset that would give me a competitive edge.

 

As a former sales professional turned writer, here’s my advice for anyone wanting an advantage in today’s marketplace ...


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